Stephen M. Miller is Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received higher education training at Purdue University, receiving his bachelor's degree with distinction in Engineering Sciences Engineering (a part of the Aeronautical Engineering School), and at the State University of New York at Buffalo, receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics.
He previously was a faculty member at the University of Connecticut from September 1970 to June 2001, advancing from Instructor to Assistant Professor to Associate Professor to Professor in 1982. He served as Department Head from July 1, 1989 through June 30, 2001. He has held visiting positions with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for 5 months in 1978 and with the Congressional Budget Office for 12 months in 1987-88. He retired from the University of Connecticut on June 1, 2001.
He came to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as Department Chair, a position that he held from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2012. He guided ten (10) graduate students to completion of their MA degrees and served as an external examiner of three (3) PhD degrees at the University of Pretoria and one (1) PhD degree at the Univesity of Johannesburg. While at the University of Connecticut, he guided eighteen (18) graduate students to completion of their Ph.D. degrees and two (2) students to completion of their MA degrees, former students who now work around the world in academia, international and government agencies, and the private sector. In addition, he served as an associate advisor on numerous other Ph.D. committees. Further, he continued to conduct research with many students beyond their dissertation (PhD) and professional-paper (MA) research.
His research interests span monetary, macroeconomic, and international finance theory and policy; economic growth empirics; financial institutions; and real estate lending. The author of over 130 journal articles and several books and research monographs, his research has appeared in a variety of journals, including the Annals of Regional Science, Contemporary Economic Policy, Contemporary Policy Issues, Economic Inquiry, Economic Modelling, Empirical Economics, the European Economic Review, the International Economic Review, the International Monetary Fund Staff Papers, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Economics and Business, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Services Research, the Journal of Forecasting, the Journal of Housing Research, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Macroeconomics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Money Credit and Banking, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Kyklos, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Regional Science and Urban Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Scottish Journal of Political Economy, the Southern Economic Journal, Urban Studies, and Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv. His working papers can be accessed at this home page under Current Research Papers or at Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) at http://ideas.repec.org/e/pmi16.html or at the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at http://ssrn.com/author=48097.
He recently developed with one of his MA students, Mustafa Gunaydin, the CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes. These indexes track the contemporaneous and future movements in the Nevada employment situation. While in Connecticut, he similarly developed with a former colleague, Pami Dua, and a colleague at the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI), Anirvan Banerji, the CCEA-ECRI Connecticut Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes.
He appears in Who’s Who in Economics, 4th edition, Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd., 2003 and Who’s Who in Business Higher Education, AcademicKeys, 2003. He currently serves as a co-editor of Ekonomia (Journal of the Cyprus Economic Society) and on the Editorial Boards of the Eastern Economic Journal and the Global Economic Review. Moreover, he refereed nearly 600 papers for over 90 different journals, with double-digit reviews for Applied Economics, the Eastern Economic Journal, Economic Modelling, Ekonomia, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Economics and Business, the Journal of International Economic Integration, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Macroeconomics, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, the Journal of Regional Science, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Southern Economic Journal.
He founded and chaired the Executive Committee of The Connecticut Economy: A University of Connecticut Quarterly Review, and founded and initially directed of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, which runs an input-output computer model of Connecticut and several of its counties. The Center performs economic impact studies for the Connecticut Department of Economic Community Development, the original purchaser of the model, and others.
Finally, the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives appointed Professor Miller to the Connecticut Economic Conference Board in September 1991, a position he held until his retirement from the University of Connecticut.