Ernest Goss, PhD

Dr. Ernie Goss is the Jack MacAllister Chair of Economics at Creighton University Heider College of Business. He is also principal of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colorado, a bipartisan think-tank conducting business and economic research and providing innovative, practical recommendations that affect change and public policy.

As a professor, Dr. Goss brings the economy into focus for students by utilizing case studies pulled from his own files to show how real-life situations match up with the economic theories found in their textbooks. Able to simplify complex economic issues, Professor Goss offers students tangible knowledge and relevant insights they can use to predict and shape public policy debates and economic outcomes throughout their careers—and lives.

He has published more than 100 research studies focusing primarily on economic forecasting and on the statistical analysis of business and economic data. His book Changing Attitudes Toward Economic Reform During the Yeltsin Era was published by Praeger Press in 2003, and his book Governing Fortune: Casino Gambling in America was published by the University of Michigan Press in March 2007.

He is editor of Economic Trends, an economics newsletter published monthly with more than 10,000 subscribers, produces a monthly business conditions index for the nine-state Mid-American region, and conducts a survey of bank CEOs in 10 U.S. states. Survey and index results are cited each month in approximately 100 newspapers; citations have included the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Sun Times, and other national and regional newspapers and magazines. Each month 75-100 radio stations carry his Regional Economic Report.

Dr. Goss, a U.S. military veteran, received his PhD in economics from the University of Tennessee and is a former faculty research fellow at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.  He was a visiting scholar with the Congressional Budget Office for 2003-2004.

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