Mark Pingle


Mark Pingle has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) since 1990 and was appointed as the Charles N. Mathewson Professor of Entrepreneurship in 2012.  He has published numerous papers, books, and other writings in the fields of macroeconomics, behavioral economics, and experimental economics. He is Book Editor for the Journal of Socio-Economics and Associate Editor for the Review of Behavioral Economics.   He has recently been involved with building an Entrepreneurship Program at UNR, which has included community outreach seeking to develop a “culture of entrepreneurship” in Nevada.   On the personal side, Mark grew up in a cattle ranching family in Southern Oregon, tied another player for the highest batting average on a state championship baseball team in high school, and enjoys writing songs and singing with his wife and three girls. 



Both the American nation and the State of Nevada have had economic histories that must be labeled successful overall.  However, there have been dramatic exceptions to this success, especially within Nevada and the most recent recession has clearly been the most serious, both for the country and for our state, since the Great Depression.    Nothing affects the well-being of individuals or families more over long time periods than the success of the economy as a whole.  This presentation focuses on our present economic challenges and opportunities, places them in historical context, and offers suggestions for policies to move forward.    Audience members should leave with a better understanding of how an economy usually works, why it sometimes does not, and how the performance of the economy overall affects us.

Appropriate Audience:  Adults; middle- and high-school students.

Duration: C. 1 hour

Presenter Requirements: 

  • Means for screening audio-visual digital presentation

If equipment indicated above is unavailable, please discuss alternatives with Presenter.

Categories: Nevada, economics