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Covers timely economic topics such as CBER’s economic indicators, business confidence, the current state of the Nevada and U.S. economies, the economic outlook, U.S. monetary policy, the impact of energy prices on economic activity, the casino industry and the Southern Nevada economy, and the federal budget deficit. This PDF publication is provided FREE of charge and is also distributed by e-mail. Join our mailing list if you are interested in receiving this publication.
Provides a brief overview of economic conditions in the United States, Nevada, Clark County and Washoe County along with descriptive statistics. This PDF publication is provided FREE of charge.
The CBER Nevada coincident and leading indexes use the Department of Commerce index construction method. The CBER Nevada coincident index measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy, while the CBER Nevada leading index provides an indication for the future direction of the coincident index. The coincident index provides the benchmark series that defines the business cycle or reference cycle in Nevada. The leading index then tracks the economy relative to that reference cycle. The coincident index peaked in February 2007 and then fell dramatically through June 2010. Prior to the Great Recession, identified by the benchmark Nevada coincident index, the Nevada leading index peaked in November 2005, 14 months before the Nevada coincident index peaked.
Summarizes the survey results of a quarterly on-line survey on local business conditions which is sent to Southern Nevada firms. This publication is provided FREE of charge and is distributed by e-mail. Join our mailing list if you are interested in receiving this report.
The Nevada Coincident Employment Index measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy, using an index of employment variables. The Nevada Leading Employment Index also measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy, providing a signal about the future direction of the coincident index. The coincident index provides the benchmark series that defines the employment cycle or reference cycle in Nevada. The leading index then tracks the economy relative to that reference cycle.
Provides information on the Southern Nevada economy and forecasts the likely course of business and economic events in the region. It is an indispensable aid to making well-informed decisions. The old report is available free. The most current report is available at a purchase price of $50.00. Economic Outlook volumes are released at CBER Outlook conferences. Join the mailing list for notification about these and other CBER events. Click here to find out how you can order one today.
Sponsored by the Tortoise Group, estimates the domestic tortoise population in the Las Vegas MSA area by random stratified sampling.
Quantifies the university’s impact on the Southern Nevada economy. A summary whitepaper of this report is also available.
Evaluates the gains in lifetime earnings resulting from a UNLV produced education. A full copy of this report is available in a downloadable PDF file.
Each year, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC), the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a group of community demographers and analysts work together to provide a long-term forecast of economic and demographic variables influencing Clark County’s population growth. The primary goal is to develop a long-term forecast of the Clark County population that is consistent with the structural economic characteristics of the county. Toward this end, we employ a general-equilibrium demographic and economic model developed by Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI), specifically for Clark County.
A technical paper documenting the methodology used by CBER to produce the Southern Nevada coincident and leading indexes.
A CBER report with estimates of how the Education Initiative and its associated margin tax might affect the Nevada economy.
In 2012, the Nevada State Highway Fund ran a deficit of $136.3 million. We project the deficit increasing to $377 million dollars in 2030. Closing the funding gap with motor fuel taxes will require about a 2.8-fold increase of the Nevada tax rate on motor vehicle fuels by 2030. Such an increase can be accomplished by adjusting the per gallon tax for inflation and fuel efficiency. Alternatively, the state may want to consider adopting a mileage tax on vehicles registered in the state or increasing fees for motor vehicle registration.
Publications Related to Children
CBER was the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) Nevada KIDS COUNT grantee from January 1, 2000 to June 30, 2018. The Children’s Advocacy Alliance will be the Nevada KIDS COUNT grantee starting July 1, 2018.
Nevada KIDS COUNT Data Books (Archive)
Perceived Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Nevada Juvenile Justice System: A Survey of Juvenile Justice Professionals, 2017-2018
Examines the issue of unwarranted racial/ethnic disparities in Nevada’s juvenile justice system by surveying the perceptions and opinions of the professionals in the system, that is, juvenile court judges, law enforcement officers, probation officers, prosecuting and defense attorneys, juvenile correctional, and detention facilities staff. CBER received a supplemental grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation for this study.