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Current Business News

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Business and Community | November 9, 2021

After a devastating hit to the local economy in 2020 and rapid growth in 2021, UNLV economists forecast a bright future - if pandemic conditions continue to improve.

Campus News | November 4, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

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Business and Community | October 14, 2021

Nov. 9 event to provide economic forecast for 2022 along with in-depth analysis about what’s to come for Southern Nevada.

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Business and Community | October 1, 2021

UNLV Incubator at Hughes Center will help students bridge the gap between a big idea and a marketable business.

Mary Blankenship peers into Scienta
People | September 16, 2021

UNLV undergrad Mary Blankenship blends public policy, science, and economics into a cocktail for successful global change.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

Business In The News

December 3, 2021

Democratic activist Stacey Abrams announced this week that she will once again seek to become governor of Georgia, with recent polls suggesting a tough race ahead in 2022.

Vegas PBS
November 30, 2021

The pandemic put a lot of people out of work, which meant a lot of people did not know where their next meal would come from. Now that more people are back to work, inflation means food is costing a lot.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 22, 2021

Rising food and transportation costs are hitting food banks and pantries in Southern Nevada, as the nonprofits deal with the effects of supply chain disruptions while balancing their unprecedented use in the last 18 months.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 22, 2021

In the more than six weeks since the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education complained that leaders of the Board of Regents had created a hostile workplace environment, the system has continued to operate with no outward signs of the strife taking place behind closed doors.

November 15, 2021

What started as a watering hole in the middle of the Mojave Desert has become one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States. People living here say it’s easy to understand why.

November 12, 2021

As Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport welcomed the first transatlantic visitors in 20 months this week, a new report predicts that visitation next year will be close to pre-pandemic levels. In 2023, they could well surpass them, the report suggests.

Business Experts

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An accomplished economist, professor, and administrator in the fields of business and economic research.
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, with expertise in economic diversification, plans for small businesses, technology management, and information technology innovation.
An expert on economics, computing, and higher education.
An economics professor specializing in urban, health, and environmental issues. 

Recent Business Accomplishments

December 2, 2021
Woo-Yong Park (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) recently had his paper, "The Design Sourcing Choice and Technological Performance in the Upscale and Downscale Markets of an Architectural Innovation,” accepted in the Journal of Operations Management. Park co-authored the paper with Chanchai Tangpong (North Dakota State University),...
November 18, 2021
Jason Smith (Accounting) recently had his publication titled  "An Audit Quality Inspection Scandal: Ethical Lapses in a Misguided Attempt to Alleviate Regulatory Scrutiny" accepted by Issues in Accounting Education, the premier educational journal in accounting.  The case, co-authored by Smith, Johnk Keyser of Case Western Reserve University, and...
November 17, 2021
Rebecca T. Barber (Financial Planning, Budget, and Analysis) presented a two part invited webinar on Finance for Institutional Research Professionals.  The event was hosted by the Association of Institutional Researchers and had the goal of helping institutional research professionals better understand and use financial data in their reporting and...
November 17, 2021
Eda Anlamlier and Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business) have published their article entitled "Fear of missing out in the digital age: The role of social media satisfaction and advertising engagement" in the Psychology & Marketing journal with their co-authors My (Myla) Bui of Loyola Marymount University and Orie Berezan of...
November 16, 2021
Emir Malikov (Economics), together with Jingfang Zhang of Auburn University, Shunan Zhao of Oakland University and Subal Kumbhakar of Binghamton University, coauthored an article, "Accounting for Cross-Location Technological Heterogeneity in the Measurement of Operations Efficiency and Productivity," that has been accepted at the Journal of...
November 15, 2021
Jenny Ulla (Accounting) recently had her paper titled "Man versus Machine: Complex Estimates and Auditor Reliance on Artificial Intelligence" accepted by the Journal of Accounting and Research, one of the top three academic journals in accounting. The study, co-authored by Benjamin P. Commerford, Sean A. Dennis, and Jennifer R. Joe, examines how "...