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Business and Community | October 18, 2021

Damore to serve as interim executive director for two public policy research centers at UNLV that focus on critical issues facing Nevada and the nation.

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People | October 13, 2021

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Alumna of the Year Caitlin Saladino helps provide significant insights into the Mountain West for researchers, policymakers, and the public alike.

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People | September 16, 2021

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

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People | September 8, 2021

Communication studies major Saha Salahi awarded Nevada's first John Lewis Youth Leadership Award.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

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

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People | August 11, 2021

Brookings Mountain West and Lincy Institute's Caitlin Saladino's work helping fuel undergraduate research earns her UNLV's Top Tier Award.

Brookings Mountain West In The News

The Nevada Independent
October 7, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people across the United States, cities and states are struggling to combat vaccination gaps. This is especially true in Nevada, where the vaccination rate for Black residents is lagging behind that of white, Asian and Latino residents.

The Nevada Independent
September 23, 2021

This chip manufacturing shortage presents a premier opportunity for economic development in the Silver State.

Nevada Current
September 14, 2021

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of its “Best Colleges” rankings once again names the University of Nevada, Las Vegas among the most diverse universities in the country.

Las Vegas Sun
September 13, 2021

UNLV comes up as a refreshing exception in a new report by the Brookings Institution showing a disquieting trend of public colleges crowding out in-state students by accepting others from across state lines.

Wall Street Journal
August 31, 2021

The ‘student swap’ creates a vicious circle that drives up higher-education costs and worsens the debt crisis.

August 28, 2021

This week, authorities in South Africa announced that the country’s economy is 11 percent larger than previous estimates after Statistics South Africa altered its method for calculating gross domestic product.

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Recent Brookings Mountain West Accomplishments

October 8, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her OpEd, "Vaccine gaps have a prominent effect on Black Nevadans" published in the Nevada Independent. Cheche discusses data which shows Nevada as reporting one of the lowest vaccination rates for its Black population when compared to 45 other states,...
September 28, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her Op-Ed, "Microchip manufacturing could boost Nevada economy" published in the Nevada Independent. Gilberton discusses how the expanding global microchip shortage presents a premier opportunity to augment Nevada’s strong economic diversification efforts.
September 15, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her research on The Future of the Live Entertainment Tax in Southern Nevada published in the UNLV Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal. Gilbertson's research examines the history and current state of the Live Entertainment Tax to propose recommendations to...
September 2, 2021
Brookings Mountain West recently published, "The Great Student Swap," a higher education policy brief authored by Brookings Institution Economic Studies colleagues Aaron Klein and Ariel Gelrud Shiro. This policy brief explores trends in student body compositions, tuition costs, and appropriations for state schools across the country, focusing on...
August 11, 2021
Brookings Mountain West recently published a housing policy brief authored by colleagues from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. The policy brief titled, "How Did Homelessness Change During the Great Recession and Recovery?" examines changes in homelessness rates from 2007 to 2020 within Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix,...
August 6, 2021
Saha Salahi (Communication Studies, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute) was named the inaugural Nevada recipient of the John Lewis Youth Leadership Award by Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske in a recent press release. The John Lewis Youth Leadership Award was established in 2021 by the National Association of Secretaries of State...