Ian McDonough

Professor of Economics & Food Insecurity Expert at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)
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Ian McDonough is an economist whose expertise covers a general view of applied microeconomics, with particular interests in food security, child health and development, education, and microeconometrics.

McDonough came to UNLV in 2014 and is currently an associate professor of economics in the Lee Business School. He has taught courses and conducted research on topics including econometrics, statistics, and empirical microeconomics. He's also an independent economic consultant.

McDonough's most recent research explores the determinants of food insecurity, the role of regional economic diversification in mediating economic shocks, the impact of terrorism on social capital, and the development of new econometric estimators.

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  • “My guess is that the food insecurity rate for seniors must be much higher post-COVID,” he said. “Nonetheless, the 28 percent food insecurity rate is daunting before the pandemic and it is much higher than what Feeding America predicts.”
    — UNLV economist Ian K. McDonough, "Food insecurity hits Las Vegas Valley seniors hard even before COVID," Las Vegas Review-Journal, March 12, 2021

    27 October 2021
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