Dilek Uz

Dr. Dilek Uz is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2016.

Thomas Harris

Dr. Thomas Harris is a Foundation Professor in the Department of Economics in the College of Business, has a research appointment in Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station in the College Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources; State Extension Specialists in Community and Economic Development in the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; and the Director of the University Center for Economic Development at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Harris has been at UNR since 1981 and his primary areas of teaching, research and extension are rural economic development, economic impact modeling, and local government finance. Dr. Harris’ research covers the economic and fiscal impacts of changes in public land grazing policies and surface water reallocations. Tom was co-editor of a published book titled Targeted Regional Economic Development, and, recently, worked on the Stronger Economies Together Project covering the Western Nevada Development District.  Also Dr. Harris is a Fellow with the Western Rural Development Center.

Mary Riddel

Mary Riddel is a professor of economics in the Lee Business School at UNLV.   Riddel’s recent research explores the economics of risk and uncertainty from a behavioral perspective. She is working on models that will help researchers understand why people engage in risky activities and design better ways to communicate health and safety risks to the public.