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Current Business News

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.

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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.

Lisa Davis standing in tall grass at the Wetlands.
People | June 10, 2019

A triple UNLV alum, Lisa Davis has found her passion for sustainability, helping people, and adventure in UNLV's MBA programs.

Business and Community | June 4, 2019

Local Peruvian villagers teach UNLV Global Entrepreneurship Experience Program students the importance of community.

Business In The News

CPA Practice Advisor
July 2, 2019

Earlier this month a team from the UNLV Lee Business School department of accounting competed in the final round of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) annual National Student Case Competition in San Diego, CA. UNLV competed against teams from across the nation, ultimately winning the competition.

Accounting Today
July 1, 2019

A student team representing the University of Las Vegas' Lee Business School department of accounting has won the Institute of Management Accountants' annual National Student Case Competition, held this year in San Diego, for the third year in a row.

KSNV-TV: News 3
June 25, 2019

While UNLV's student loan debt is among the lowest in the western United States, Senator Bernie Sanders' ambitious proposal to erase it from the books altogether is intriguing to some students.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
June 25, 2019

There is a lot of talk about free college tuition and wiping out student loan debt, especially after Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Monday that he wants to erase more than $1 trillion in student loan debt.

The Nevada Independent
June 21, 2019

If you take a drive through Southern Nevada, the scars of the Great Recession aren't so obvious anymore. Where stalled projects once stood, new homes are sprouting from the ground. In the tourist corridor, several under-construction projects are changing the Strip's landscape. And plazas with new eateries and shops are welcoming customers across the Las Vegas Valley.

U.S. News & World Report
June 20, 2019

Nevada is becoming older and more diverse as the state grows, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Recent Business Accomplishments

July 17, 2019
Nicholas B. Irwin (Economics) recently published a paper, "Keeping Up Appearances: Spatial Spillovers and Housing Renovations" in Papers in Regional Science. The paper models the extent of spatial spillovers in housing renovations and estimates the effect previously observed renovations by a neighbor have on a homeowner's likelihood to renovate in...
July 5, 2019
Stephen M. Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research) presented the economic outlook for Nevada on a session, "Western States Economic Forecasts," at the Western Economic Association International conference in San Francisco earlier this month. Presenters were directors of centers for business and economic research and covered Arizona,...
June 27, 2019
Danny Siciliano, Ingrid Zarate, Annie Lu, Claire Stanley, Alex Durham, and Bryan Shaffer (all Accounting) won the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Case Competition and took home $5,000. This is the third time UNLV has participated in the competition, and the third time a UNLV team has won first place. The Student Case Competition gives...
June 24, 2019
Mary Blankenship (Chemistry, Economics, and Brookings Mountain West) recently co-authored a brief featured on the Brookings Institution blog, the Brown Center Chalkboard. The piece discusses the shortage of STEM teachers and the wage penalties teachers face in STEM. The piece originally was published June 17. She is an undergradaute student...
June 24, 2019
Stephen M. Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research) published recently “The Micro-Foundations of an Open Economy Money Demand: An Application to the Central and Eastern European Countries,” with Claudia Tiberiu Albulescu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, and Dominique Pépin, University of Poitiers in the Journal of Macroeconomics, in...
June 18, 2019
John Starkey (Business) taught a BUS 103 class during spring semester that raised $5,003 for charity. The money will benefit five organizations chosen by the students The ALS Association - Nevada Chapter JAG Nevada Spread the Word Nevada Critical Care Comics Forget Me Not Animal Sanctuary Students who participated in this semester's fundraising...