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Keith Schwer
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Keith Schwer
R. Keith Schwer is director of The Center for Business and Economic Research and a member of the UNLV Economics Department faculty. Specializing in economic impact analysis, econometric modeling, feasibility analysis, and survey research, Dr. Schwer is recognized as an authority on the business and economic environment of Las Vegas, the state of Nevada, and the region. He manages the annual Las Vegas Perspective survey, serves on numerous state and local advisory boards, and acts as a resource person for televison, radio, and print media.
Professor Schwer has more than 25 years of experience in business and economics research in major university programs in Maryland, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wyoming. He authors many reports and conducts both basic and applied research. Some of his recent academic research has appeared in the Annals of Regional Science, Journal of Applied Economics, the Review of Regional Studies, the Journal of Gambling Studies, the Journal of Insurance Issues, Review of Black Political Economy, Environment and Planning A, Journal of Cultural Economics, Environment and Behavior, Journal of Travel Research, International RegionalScience Review, Journal of Media Economics, and the Journal of Applied Business Research.
He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economics Association, the Western Regional Science Association, and the Southern Nevada Area Population Projections and Estimation Committee. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Maryland, and has two decades of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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