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Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

aerial view of Las Vegas skyline
Business and Community | April 20, 2022

Following rapid local economic growth in 2021, UNLV economists forecast continued recovery in 2022 before regressing slightly in 2023.
 

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

aerial view of Las Vegas skyline
Business and Community | March 21, 2022

April 20 conference to feature economic and real estate forecasts for the coming year. 

An illustration of Ukraine and Russia flag colors on cracked concrete
Campus News | March 3, 2022

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to escalate, UNLV researchers are available to provide expertise.

Andrew Woods standing with bicycle outdoors
Research | February 14, 2022

The new director of the Center for Business and Economic Research shares how his love for bike riding, economics, and travel has shaped his vision for the center’s future.

Business and Economic Research In The News

Casino.org
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.

PBS
June 10, 2022

Prices for almost everything has skyrocketed over the past year. We examine what the high cost of groceries, gas and more means for families and what the future of the Southern Nevada economy looks like.

TMCNet
May 31, 2022

Few cities were hit as hard by the pandemic as Las Vegas. The region’s economy - almost entirely dependent on tourism - ground to a halt during the peak of COVID-19. But as more and more people make their way back to Sin City, experts warn of a permanent dip in visitor volume compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Casino.org
May 29, 2022

Close to 100 Washington State motorists took advantage of this holiday weekend’s free gasoline giveaway at Snoqualmie Casino. The limited promotion took place as gasoline prices are setting record highs.

Nevada Independent
May 27, 2022

Over two years into the pandemic and its recovery, we now face an entirely new set of facts in the macroeconomy as we face a cooling economy and possibly another recession. Previously, loose monetary and expansionary fiscal policies saved the day for many people. The support for government programs to aid unemployed workers and small businesses proved essential during the recovery process. But, now, policy makers must evaluate a completely changed situation. Labor markets are overheating and employers find it difficult to hire needed workers. Moreover, the inflation dragon, which had been chained up for decades, is on the loose and creating anxiety for consumers, workers, and financial markets.

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Recent Business and Economic Research Accomplishments

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…
March 22, 2022
Giorgio Canarella and Stephen M. Miller (both Economics and Center for Business and Economic Research) published  "Firm Size, Corporate Debt, R&D Activity, and Agency Costs: Exploring Dynamic and Non-linear Effects" in the June issue of The Journal of Economic Asymmetries. This paper empirically investigates firm-specific determinants of…
June 23, 2021
Stephen M. Miller (Economics and Center for Business and Economic Research), along with Zhilan Feng of Clarkson University, and Dogan Tirtiroglu of Ryerson University published "U.S. REIT Industry Profitability: A Bennet Decomposition of Industry Dynamics" in International Journal of Strategic Property Management. This paper considers the…
January 13, 2021
Giorgio Canarella and Stephen M. Miller (both Economics & Center for Business and Economic Research) published their paper “Dynamic Asymmetric Optimal Portfolio Allocation between Energy Stocks and Energy Commodities: Evidence from Clean Energy and Oil and Gas Companies,” with Mahdi Ghaemi Asl, Kharazmi University, in Resources Policy. This…
December 9, 2020
Stephen M. Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research) published “125 Years of Time-Varying Effects of Fiscal Policy on Financial Markets," with Hardick A. Marfatia, Northeastern Illinois University, and Rangan Gupta, University of Pretoria. This paper examines the effect of fiscal policy on financial markets over a pan of 125 years. Unlike…