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Current Business News

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Business and Community | June 29, 2022

UNLV report posits that the lithium-ion battery economy, forecast to grow to $115 billion industry by 2030, is a key to economic diversification and development.

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Campus News | May 26, 2022

In the fair city of Verona, UNLV's Global Entrepreneurship Experience learn about marketing and social impact in Italy.

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Campus News | May 23, 2022

UNLV Global Entrepreneurship Experience students stop in Torino, Italy for coffee, chocolate, and shopping at a local street market

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Campus News | May 19, 2022

UNLV Global Entrepreneurship Experience students learn how food has influenced the rich and long history of Reggio Emilia.


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Campus News | May 17, 2022

UNLV Global Entrepreneurship Experience students travel abroad after a two-year international travel hiatus.

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Business In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 30, 2022

Nevada’s lowest-paid workers will receive a raise Friday, as the state’s minimum wage reaches about $10.50 an hour and comes against a backdrop of thousands of job openings offering much more to entice workers.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 30, 2022

Nevada’s lowest-paid workers will receive a raise Friday, as the state’s minimum wage reaches about $10.50 an hour and comes against a backdrop of thousands of job openings offering much more to entice workers.

KSNV-TV: News 3
June 30, 2022

On July 1st, Nevada minimum wage workers will see a slight pay raise in their paychecks.

Nevada Current
June 28, 2022

Across America, working folk with no capital and lackluster credit are becoming vacation rental tycoons by amassing multiple properties. But with interest rates on the rise and a possible recession looming, the risky loan product that helps level the playing field for the little guy is falling out of favor with some lenders.
June 17, 2022

A prominent economist says that record-setting gasoline prices could impact travel to Las Vegas, especially those who drive from Southern California. But other factors, such as a rebound in conventions and increased numbers of foreign travelers, may help offset potential drops in visitor volume.

New York Times
June 15, 2022

No state was walloped harder by the economic impact of the pandemic, and voters may take out their anger on Democrats.

Business Experts

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Recent Business Accomplishments

June 16, 2022
Jesse Barnes (Public Policy and Leadership), Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business), and Alexander Chan (both Business) recently published their article, "Passive and Active Peer Effects in the Spatial Diffusion of Residential Solar Panels: A Case Study of the Las Vegas Valley," in the Journal of Cleaner Production. In this…
June 14, 2022
Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business) was appointed as the first Mel Larson Endowed Chair in Marketing. The endowed chair in was created to honor in perpetuity the memory and exemplary career of marketing pioneer Mel Larson and allows the Lee Business School department of marketing to recruit, retain, and recognize faculty for…
June 10, 2022
Won-Yong Oh (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) and his co-authors have been chosen as the winners of the Best Paper Award in Strategy Division at the 2022 Annual Conference: ASAC (Administrative Sciences Association of Canada). They presented a research paper, "What's Inside the Mind of a CEO? The Effects of Discretionary Slack…
May 26, 2022
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) and co-author David Wolf of Kobe University, Japan, recently published an article, "Time is Money: Water Quality's Impact on Home Liquidity and Property Values" in Ecological Economics. The paper explores home liquidity — how quickly a home sells after listing — in the context of environmental valuation, an oft-…
May 24, 2022
The following spring 2022 BUS 103 students from the class taught by John Starkey (Business) raised funds on behalf of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) this past spring and raised more than $3,500. These students held eight events (fundraisers and awareness campaigns) on campus to raise funds over the span of two months. Events…
May 23, 2022
John Starkey (Business) recently was elected chair of the Administrative Faculty Committee (AFC) for 2022-23. Starkey has been a member of the AFC representing Lee Business School, Harrah Hospitality College and Boyd School of Law. The remainder of the 2022-23 Executive Committee will be elected at the June meeting. The AFC is a standing…