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The Lee Business School advances the knowledge and practice of business, develops business leaders, and fosters intellectual and economic vitality through the creation and dissemination of knowledge and outreach.

Current Business News

Portrait of Ian McDonough economics professor at Lee Business School
People | June 22, 2020

Ian McDonough was a skateboarding, hockey-loving aspiring veterinarian until one international economics class changed his path and his life forever.

Outdoor portrait of Stacy Palacios-Esparza.
People | June 15, 2020

The administrative assistant III and business student shares tips on keeping her life organized and productive.

Eight UNLV graduates pose for a photo in their graduation attire.
Campus News | June 11, 2020

A collection of stories featuring UNLV’s continued flexibility and adaptability in the face of COVID-19.

Debbie Pattni seated in front of a computer in her home office.
People | June 8, 2020

Helping her children navigate their educational pathways led Debbie Pattni to a fulfilling career in academic advising.

Research | June 3, 2020

Business professor and socialization researcher Richard Gardner offers tips for coping with unfounded paranoia that you’re not good enough.

man surrounded by boxes of supplies
Campus News | May 28, 2020

Undergraduate Francisco Valenzuela spearheaded drives that resulted in the donation of more than 7,500 pairs of socks and underwear to The Shade Tree.

Business In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 24, 2020

Las Vegas’ unemployment rate dipped last month as locals went back to work following the pandemic-sparked shutdowns.

June 18, 2020

Applications are now available for the County’s Small Business Stabilization Grant, which will help local small businesses affected by coronavirus-related closures and restrictions.

Vegas Inc
June 18, 2020

Nikkole Liesse is a business education strategist who works to ensure that all students have access to completing their college degree. She also supports local professionals by identifying opportunities to provide lifelong learning for today’s workforce.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 16, 2020

She’s preparing to be right but hoping to be wrong.

June 12, 2020

The hospitality and tourism industries have clearly been hit hard by the Coronavirus crisis. There are questions about how hotels, restaurants, sports and entertainment venues and airlines will come back from the pandemic. The Lee Business School at UNLV wants to know what you think will be the new normal. The school is even offering a big prize for your help. A member of the business school joined us this morning to talk about the competition.

June 3, 2020

You’ve probably felt it before.

As a new hiree. In a challenging class. Or while making small talk with really, really smart people.

Business Experts

An expert on leadership, corporate governance, and business ethics.
An expert in health economics.
An expert in environmental economics, behavioral economics, and statistics.        
An expert in entrepreneurship, small business development, and venture capital.
Director of university's Lied Center for Real Estate and noted expert on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and housing. 
An economics professor specializing in urban, health, and environmental issues. 

Recent Business Accomplishments

July 1, 2020
Vivek Sah (Lied Center for Real Estate) has been elected to serve a full five-year term on the American Real Estate Society (ARES) board of directors as an at-large member. ARES is one of the leading and premier academic real estate organizations in the world. 
June 9, 2020
Ian McDonough (Economics) has been selected to receive the Outstanding Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy Article Award for "Criminal Incarceration, Statutory Bans on Food Assistance, and Food Security in Extremely Vulnerable Households: Findings from a Partnership with the North Texas Food Bank." McDonough and co-author Daniel Millimet...
June 5, 2020
Erin Hamilton and Jason Smith (both Accounting) recently were featured on in "Research Sheds New Light On How Corporate Fraud Is Perpetrated" about their research on financial reporting fraud.
June 3, 2020
Ian McDonough (Economics) and co-author Daniel Millimet of Southern Methodist University were awarded the Outstanding Article Award for their 2019 publication in Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy. The award-winning article, "Criminal Incarceration, Statutory Bans on Food Assistance, and Food Security in Extremely Vulnerable Households:...
June 2, 2020
Emir Malikov (Economics) and his advisee, Shaymal Halder, a doctoral candidate in statistics at Auburn University, published an article, "Smoothed LSDV Estimation of Functional-Coefficient Panel Data Models with Two-Way Fixed Effects," in Economics Letters. The paper provides a semiparametric estimation procedure for varying-coefficient...
June 2, 2020
Hyun "Grace" Chatfield, Seyhmus Baloglu (both Hospitality), Robert E. Chatfield, and Percy Poon (both Finance) recently published their article "Preferred Stock Issuance in the Restaurant Industry and Financial Distress" in the Journal of Foodservice Business Research.   The purpose of this study is to offer insights into why restaurant firms...