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Research | November 29, 2022

With a rich store of lithium in our lands, the state has a chance to capitalize on the ever-growing demand for clean energy. Here’s how we can ensure this boom doesn’t go bust.

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Business and Community | November 18, 2022

After a strong recovery from the pandemic recession, concerns of another recession loom despite strong employment numbers.

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Business and Community | November 4, 2022

UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research conference Nov. 17 to feature economic forecasts and expert panels focused on diversification and clean energy manufacturing.   

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

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Research | August 12, 2022

Annual report from UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research predicts 3.39 million local residents by 2060.

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Campus News | July 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

Business and Economic Research In The News

Casino.org
December 5, 2022

Data confirms that the gaming industry, including Las Vegas-based casino-hotels, has been resilient in the face of high inflation this year. But some economists believe soaring consumer prices are finally pinching the US gaming mecca.

Desert Companion
December 5, 2022

"You’ll see guys sleeping under blankets, and they won’t move for a few hours. So, you go to check on them and you realize ‘Oh, he’s dead,’” says Santiago, his face drawn, as he sits with a small group of other men on the sidewalk outside Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s main campus. He’s describing what being unhoused is like in Las Vegas — a city with increasingly extreme temperatures because of climate change and a growing homeless population, exacerbated by pandemic-related evictions and a rising cost of living. This combination of factors is leading to a startling increase of deaths among the unhoused: According to reporting done by the Review-Journal, Clark County saw an 80 percent increase in heat-related fatalities among the homeless community from 2020 to 2021.

Desert Companion
December 5, 2022

"You’ll see guys sleeping under blankets, and they won’t move for a few hours. So, you go to check on them and you realize ‘Oh, he’s dead,’” says Santiago, his face drawn, as he sits with a small group of other men on the sidewalk outside Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s main campus. He’s describing what being unhoused is like in Las Vegas — a city with increasingly extreme temperatures because of climate change and a growing homeless population, exacerbated by pandemic-related evictions and a rising cost of living. This combination of factors is leading to a startling increase of deaths among the unhoused: According to reporting done by the Review-Journal, Clark County saw an 80 percent increase in heat-related fatalities among the homeless community from 2020 to 2021.

Desert Companion
December 5, 2022

"You’ll see guys sleeping under blankets, and they won’t move for a few hours. So, you go to check on them and you realize ‘Oh, he’s dead,’” says Santiago, his face drawn, as he sits with a small group of other men on the sidewalk outside Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s main campus. He’s describing what being unhoused is like in Las Vegas — a city with increasingly extreme temperatures because of climate change and a growing homeless population, exacerbated by pandemic-related evictions and a rising cost of living. This combination of factors is leading to a startling increase of deaths among the unhoused: According to reporting done by the Review-Journal, Clark County saw an 80 percent increase in heat-related fatalities among the homeless community from 2020 to 2021.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
December 2, 2022

Millions of Americans have been tightening their wallets due to inflation, and Las Vegas researchers now have proof to show how it has affected tourism and visitor spending.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 23, 2022

Nevada had one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation in October amid a tight labor market and a shifting labor landscape, but local economists say not to sound the alarm.

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Recent Business and Economic Research Accomplishments

November 1, 2022
Andrew Woods, Stephen Miller, Jinju Lee, graduate student John Magee, and graduate student Zahra Moradpour (all Center for Business and Economic Research) recently won the 2022 Award of Excellence in Print Publications for the center's Population Forecast 2020-2060 from the Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER).…
October 11, 2022
Stephen M. Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research, Economics) published an article, “Does real interest rate parity really work? Historical evidence from a discrete wavelet perspective,’ with Mahdi Ghaemi Asl, Kharazmi University; Giorgio Canarella, California State University Los Angeles; and Hamid Reza Tavakkoli, Imam Sadiq University…
October 3, 2022
Stephen M. Miller (Business and Economic Research) and Heni Boubaker, Institute of High Commercial Studies (IHEC) of Sousse, Giorgio Canarella, (emeritus) University of California, Los Angeles, and Rangan Gupta, University of Pretoria, published: "A Hybrid ARFIMA Wavelet Artificial Neural Network Model for DJIA Index Forecasting" in Computational…
August 15, 2022
Stephen M. Miller and Andrew Woods (both Center for Business and Economic Research) published a paper, "A Tale of Two Cities Diversifying Economies," in The Regulatory Review on August 15, 2022. The paper considers a case study of differences in economic development processes between Las Vegas and Reno. For many years, policymakers and analysts…
April 4, 2022
Giorgio Canarella and Stephen M. Miller (both Economics and Center for Business and Economic Research) published "Globalization, Long Memory, and Real Interest Rate Convergence: A Historical Perspective," with Luis A. Gil-Alana (University of Navarra) and Rangan Gupta (University of Pretoria) in Empirical Economics, 2022. This paper investigates…
March 28, 2022
Giorgio Canarella and Stephen M. Miller (both Economics and Center for Business and Economic Research) published "The Behavior of Real Interest Rates: New Evidence from a ‘Suprasecular’ Perspective," International Finance 2021 with co-authors, Luis A Gil-Alana, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, and Rangan Gupta, University of Pretoria in…