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Current Business News

Janine Barrett poses with her 10-month-old daughter, Makenzie on campus.
People | September 16, 2019

Triple-alum Janine Barrett has worked her way up from student worker to executive director of graduate systems & operations at the Graduate College, but says her most cherished role is that of mother.

An apartment complex in Las Vegas
Business and Community | August 16, 2019

Quarterly report from the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies provides zip code-specific data for apartment market trends throughout Las Vegas.

Patricia Butler with her chin resting on her hand.
People | July 16, 2019

One of the professors in her department describes administrative assistant Patricia Butler as "the sunshine."

Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Image of economic chart projected on screen with onlookers
Business and Community | June 18, 2019

UNLV Center for Business & Economic Research 2019 Economic Update will include analysis and forecast of local, regional, and national economies; RTC leader will highlight recent transportation innovations.

alpacas graze among Inca ruins in Cusco, Peru
Business and Community | June 10, 2019

UNLV Global Entrepreneurship Experience Program students learn about business and tourism at Machu Picchu during the last leg of their journey through Peru.

Business In The News

Journalist's Resource
September 19, 2019

The gap between economic theory and practice is sometimes cavernous. According to one theory, developed financial markets and access to lenders should make it easier for people to borrow money, become entrepreneurs and move to higher income brackets. But new research in the Journal of Policy Modeling finds that, in practice in the U.S., income inequality increases as financial markets develop.

The Dallas Morning News
September 17, 2019

It’s an age-old question that gets asked time and again by folks on the fence: Is it better to buy a home or rent? The answer, of course, has always depended on personal circumstances and market conditions.

September 11, 2019

Thirty. That’s the number of days that policymakers have to work with — before social capital wanes — in the immediate aftermath of a terrorist attack, according to new research from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 10, 2019

Southern Nevada has roughly $26.1 billion worth of major construction projects in the pipeline — a sign, experts say, of a booming economy.
September 10, 2019

Beginning October 1, President Donald Trump will increase tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods from 25 percent to 30 percent. And come December 15, the US will extend a new 15 percent tax on $160 billion worth of Chinese products.

September 9, 2019

For several years now, the U.S. job market has been booming. And for even longer, companies have had the same complaint: They can’t find enough skilled workers. Businesses across a wide swath of industries, particularly trucking, restaurants, health care, and tech, report problems finding people with enough know-how to do the work.

Business Experts

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, with expertise in economic diversification, plans for small businesses, technology management, and information technology innovation.
An economics professor specializing in urban, health, and environmental issues. 
Riddel researches the economics of risky activities.
An expert in marketing and consumer choice with extensive professional experience.
Director of university's Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies and noted expert on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and housing. 
An expert in entrepreneurship, small business development, and venture capital.

Recent Business Accomplishments

September 16, 2019
Aaron Saiewitz (Accounting) and co-author Elaine Wang of the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently had their paper, "Using Cultural Mindsets to Reduce Cross-National Auditor Judgment Differences," accepted to Contemporary Accounting Research, a premier accounting research journal. The research paper was supported by a grant from the Center...
September 9, 2019
Yong Li (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) and Ilan Vertinsky of the University of British Columbia were awarded an Insight Grant of $74,582 (Canadian dollars) for 2019-22 by the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada,  an organization similar to the National Science Foundation, with a focus on social sciences. The grant was...
September 6, 2019
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) had his paper,"Legacies of Lead — Estimating Homebuyer Response to Potential Lead Exposure," accepted for publication in Land Economics.
August 23, 2019
Daniel Chi (Finance) and his co-authors, Manu Gupta (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Shane A. Johnson (Texas A&M University), recently had a paper, “Short-Horizon Incentives and Stock Price Inflation,”  accepted for publication by the Journal of Corporate Finance. This publication is considered to be an "A" journal in finance. Summary of...
August 15, 2019
Peter Grema (Honors College and Brookings Mountain West) recently was selected to present his summer internship research on "The Price of Legal Cannabis and Other Industry Policies" at the Summer 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month. Grema's research explores three distinct public policy areas wherein the legal U.S. cannabis...
August 15, 2019
Ember Smith (Economics and Brookings Mountain West) recently was selected to present her summer internship research on "Automation and Artificial Intelligence in Las Vegas" at the Summer 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium, which took place earlier this month. Smith's research draws on work by the McKinsey Global Institute and the Brookings...