Ernest Goss
Ernest Goss, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics & Finance
Jack A. MacAllister Endowed Chair in Regional Economics

Ernie Goss is currently the MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Director of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colorado and Director of Creighton’s Institute for Economic Inquiry.  He is also a Research Faculty member at California State University-Fresno.  Dr. Goss was a visiting scholar with the Congressional Budget Office and the National Aeronautics & Space Administration.  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 2007.

He is editor of Economic Trends, an economics newsletter published monthly that is distributed to more than 10,000 subscribers. He is the past president of the Omaha Association of Business Economics, and the National Purchasing Management Association-Nebraska.   To gauge regional economic conditions, Goss conducts a monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of 10 states and a monthly survey of supply managers in 12 states.  Results from the two surveys are carried in over 100 newspapers, 50-100 radio stations and scores of other media outlets each month.  Recent citations appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, and The Economist, as well as regional newspapers such as the Denver Post, the Kansas City Star, and the Minneapolis Pioneer Press.  Recently,  Goss has appeared on CNN, Fox Business News, National Public Television and BBC.

  • B.A., 1972; University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Major—Mathematics/Accounting.
  • M.B.A., 1975; Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Major—Quantitative Methods/Accounting
  • Ph.D., 1983; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Major—Economics—Fields Econometrics, Regional Economics


Books

(with Morse). Governing Fortune: Casino Gambling in America , University of Michigan Press, February 2007.

(with Clark and Kosova). Changing Attitudes toward Economic Reform during the Yeltsin Era, published by Greenwood Press, Westbury, Connecticut (2003).

Refereed Publications
Journals

“Have Casinos Contributed to Rising Bankruptcy Rates, “International Advances in Economic Research, Fall, 2009,Vol. 15: pp. 456-469.

“The Contribution of Foreign Capital to U.S. Productivity Growth,” The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 47, July 2007, pp. 383-396.

“The Impact of Foreign Capital on State Economic Growth,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 18(3), August 2004, pp. 255-68.

“Women and the Internet: Is There an Economic Payoff?” Communications of the Association for 5 Computing Machinery, Sept. 2003, Vol. 46(9), pp. 160-166.

“Economic Well-Being and Popular Support for Market Reform in Russia,” Economic Development & Cultural Change, Vol. 51(3), Spring 2003, pp. 753-768.

“Health Care Organizational Learning: Predicting Death in the ICU with Neural Networks,” in Health Care Management Science, Vol. 5 2002, pp. 221-227.

(with Phillips). “How Information Technology Affects Wages: Evidence Using Internet Usage as a Proxy for IT Skills,” Journal of Labor Research, Vol. XXIII(3), 2002, pp. 463-474.

“The Internet’s Contribution to U.S. Productivity Growth,” Business Economics, Vol. XXXVI, October 2001, pp. 32-42.

(with Phillips). “The Impact of Tax Incentives: Do Initial Economic Conditions Matter?” Growth & Change, Vol. 32 (Spring 2001), pp. 236-250.

(with Knudsen). “Evaluating Solvency Standards for State Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds,” Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 19(4), March 2000, pp. 3-20.

(with Phillips). “Business Tax Incentives: Do They Contribute to Economic Disparity?” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 13(3), 1999, pp. 217-228.

(with Ramchandani). “Survival Prediction in the Intensive Care Unit: a Comparison of Neural Networks and Binary Logit Regression,” Socio-Planning Sciences, Summer, 1998, pp. 189-198.

(with Phillips). “The Impact of Home Ownership on the Duration of Unemployment,” Review of Regional Studies, Vol. 27(1), 1997, pp. 9-27.

(with Phillips). “The Impact of Economic Development Agency Spending on Employment and Income Growth,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 11(1), February, 1997, pp. 88-96.

(with Ramchandani). “Comparing Classification Accuracy of Neural Networks, Binary Logit Regression and Discriminant Analysis for Insolvency Prediction of Life Insurers.” Journal of Economics and Finance, Fall 1995, Vol. 19(3), pp. 1-18.

(with Phillips). “The Effects of State and Local Taxes on Economic Development: A Meta Analysis.” Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 62(2), October 1995, pp. 320-333.

(with Phillips). “State Employment Growth: The Impact of Taxes and Economic Development Agency Spending.” Growth and Change, Summer, 1994, pp. 288-300.

“The Real Impact of a Point-of-Care Computer System on Intensive Care Unit Nurses,” Journal of Systems Management, January/February, 1995, p. 43-47.

(with Paul and Wilheit). “Duration of Unemployment: Geographic Mobility and Selectivity Bias,” Review of Regional Studies, Fall, 1994, pp. 127-142.

“The Impact of Infrastructure Spending on New Business Formation: The Importance of Economic Development Spending,” Review of Regional Studies, Winter, 1994.

(with Vozikis). “High Tech Manufacturing: Firm Size, Industry Size and Population Density,” Small Business Economics, April 1994, pp. 291-297.

(with Fletcher). “Forecasting with Neural Networks: An Application Using Bankruptcy Data,” Information & Management, Spring, 1993, Vol. 24(1), pp. 159-167.

(with Campbell). “Logit Regression using Lotus 1-2-3.” Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, July, 1992, Vol. 4(2), pp. 89-99.

(with Whitten). “Forecasting with a Lotus Based Logit Regression Model,” The Journal of Business Forecasting, Vol. 10(1), Spring, 1991, pp. 19-22.

(with Paul). “The Impact of Unemployment Insurance Benefits on the Probability of Migration of the Unemployed,” Journal of Regional Science, August, 1990, Vol. 30 (3), pp. 349 -358.

(with Busbin and Dillon). “Improving Spreadsheet Control for Sales Managers Through the Use of Systems Development Life Cycle,” Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, Summer, 1990, Vol. X, pp. 101-107.

(with Schroer). “The Use of Spreadsheet Packages in Industrial Engineering- The Case of Regression with Binary Dependent Variables,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, V18(2), 1990, pp. 129-132.

(with Vozikis). “The Creation of Socioeconomic Data Sets and the Entity-Relationship Model,” International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Vol. 4(1), 1991, pp. 1-5.

(with Dillon and Kendrick). “Management of Spreadsheet Application Development in Accounting,” The Woman CPA, July, 1989, Vol. 51(3), pp. 20-24.

(with Schroer). “Design Considerations for a State Level Energy Data Base Management System,” 6 Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 14 (4), 1988, pp. 441-453.

(with Vozikis and Mescon). “The State Rating Game: An Extension of the Grant/Thornton Index,” Southern Ohio Business Review, Spring, 1990, Vol. 6(1), pp. 7-11.

(with Vozikis). “The Employment Impacts for a High Tech Community of Shifts in Spending from Defense/Space to Civilian Purposes,” Public Budgeting & Financial Management, V2 (3), 1990, pp. 551-574.

(with Paul). “Union Membership, Economic Rents, and Migration Behavior,” Journal of Labor Research, Vol XI (3), Summer, 1990, pp. 347-355.

(with Vozikis and Mescon). “The Impact of Venture Capital in a Regional Economy,” Business Perspectives, Spring 1989, Vol. 2(3), pp. 35-36.

“Prior Geographic Mobility and Job Search Length,” Review of Regional Studies, Winter, 1988-89, Vol. 18 (1), pp. 112-122.

(with Paul). “Age, Skill Level, and Mobility, Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. XV(2), 1987, pp. 90-1.

(with Paul). “Age and Work Experience in the Migration Decision,” Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 21(3), Summer, 1986 pp. 397-405.

“High Technology Employment in Selected U.S. Cities,” Alabama Business & Economic Journal, Vol. 9(4), July 1986 pp. 25-34.

(with Schoening). “The Migration Propensities of Workers in High Tech Occupations,” Atlantic Economic Journal, Fall, 1985, pp. 87-88.

(with Schoening). “Search Time, Unemployment and the Migration Decision,” Journal of Human Resources, Fall, 1984 pp. 570-579.

(with Schoening). “A Projection of High Technology Demand and Supply for the State of Alabama,” Alabama Journal of Business and Economics, July, 1984, pp. 13-25.

(with Chang). “Elasticities of Interstate Migration: Implications of Alternative Functional Forms,” Journal of Regional Science, May 1983, Vol. 23(2), pp. 223-232.

(with Bjornstad). “Issues in the Use of Payments in Lieu of Taxes to Provide Nuclear Waste Facility Siting Incentives,” Radioactive Waste Management, December, 1981, Vol. 2(2), pp.125-42.

Refereed Published Proceedings

“Prediction of Insolvency of Life Insurers Through Neural Networks,” Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Information Systems, Summer, 2000, Austria, Vienna, Vol. 2, pp. 850-57.

“The Impact of Internet Usage on Wages,” Proceedings of the 2000 International Applied Business Research Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, March, 2000.

“Privatization in Eastern Europe and Economic Development,” Proceedings of the Eastern Management Association, June, 1997, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 23-33.

(with Vozikis). “The Impact of a Federally Funded Hospital on the Economic Development of a Rural Indian Reservation,” 1996 Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, St. Croix Virgin Island, pp. 225-227.

(with Ramchandani and Buelow). “Survival Prediction in the Intensive Care Unit: A Comparison of Neural Networks and Binary Logit Regression,” 1994 Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 696-698.

(with Ramchandani and Buelow). “Measuring the Impact of Point-of-Care Computer Systems on the ICU Nurse,” 1994 Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute, Honolulu, HI, pp. 867-869.

(with Vozikis and Mescon). “A Double-Loop Learning: A Comparative Management and Management Education Model,” Proceedings of the Association of the Advancement of Policy, Research and Development in the Third World, International Conference, Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 1993.

(with Fletcher). “Predicting Bankruptcy with a Back Propagation Neural Network, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, Kansas City, MO, 1992, pp. 76-78.

(with Grantham). “Technology Transfer and Data Storage Methodologies,” Proceedings of the Mid-South Academy of Economics and Finance, Jackson, MS., 1990, pp. 693-703.

(with Mescon, Vozikis and Ralston). “An Extension of the Grant/Thornton Index,” Proceedings of The U. S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fall 1990, p. 278.

(with Vozikis and McGruder). “Organizational Information Systems Spending and Company Performance,” Proceedings, Decision Sciences Institute, 1989, p. 698.

“The Relationship between Unemployment Rates and the Probability of Out-Migration: The Importance of Unemployment Compensation,” Programs Abstracts Directory, Northeast Regional Science Association, 1989.

(with Vozikis). “Organizational Information System Intensity: The Importance of Market Share and Profitability,” Proceedings and Abstracts of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of Western DSI Conference, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 1988, page 316.

(with Richardson). “Paradigms and Growth of the MIS Discipline: An Opposing View,” Proceedings of the 1986 International Interdisciplinary Consortium on Information Systems, San Diego, Ca., pp. 38-48.

(with Vozikis). “Defense/Space Expenditures: An Input-Output Analysis,” Proceedings and Abstracts of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of Western Decision Sciences Institute, Kailua-Kona, HI, 1988, page 359.

(with Whitten and Sundaryier). “Multivariate Reliability Modeling Using Expert Systems,” Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Space Applications, Fall 1986, pp. 39-46.

“A Queuing Program for the Selection of the Optimum Number of Nodes in a Local Area Network,” 1985 Proceedings of the International Business Schools Computer Users Group, Summer, 1985, Atlanta, Ga.

“Queuing Program to Simulate Unemployment in the Local Labor Market,” Proceedings and Abstracts American Institute for Decision Sciences Western Regional Conference, 1985, pp. 14-16.

(with Chang). “Functional Forms and the Determinants of Interstate Migration in the United States,” American Statistical Association 1981 Proceedings: Business and Economic Statistics Section, Detroit, MI, 1981, pp. 412-17.

Cases, Abstracts, Book Reviews Chapters in Books “Network Applications in the Insurance Industry,” Mathematics and Computers in Science and Engineering, Edited by C.E. D’Attellis, et al. World Scientific Engineering Society Press, Athens, Greece, New York, NY, 2001, pp. 247-252.

Bidding for Business: The Efficacy of Local Economic Development Incentives in a Metropolitan Area,” Book Review in Urban Studies, June 2001, Vol. 38(7), pp. 1193-1194.

(with Vozikis and Mescon), “Mud Island,” Case and instructor notes in Business Policy and Strategy, by Paul Shrivastava, South-Western Publishing Co., 1994, pp. 593-609.

(with Fletcher). “Neural Networks in Regional Science: An Application Using Migration Data,” Proceedings of 38th North American Meeting of Regional Science Association, 1991, p. 38.

(with Vozikis and Mescon). “Technical Factors Affecting International Information and Technology Transfer,” in Global Issues of Information Technology Management, Lexington Books, 1991, pp. 450-464.

(with Vozikis and Mescon). “Mud Island,” Case and instructor notes in Strategic Management Texts & Cases by Peter Wright, Charles Pringle, and Mark Kroll, Allyn and Bacon, 1992, pp. 891-911.

(with Vozikis and Schroer). “Regional High-Tech Location & Development Strategies and Agglomeration Economies,” Abstracts of 49th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Meeting, Washington, D. C., August, 1989, page 445.

(with Vozikis). “Venture Creation in High vs. Low Tech Regions: An I/O Impact Analysis. Abstracts of the 1987 Meeting of the American Academy of Management, New Orleans, page 380.

(with Paul). “Age and Work Experience in the Decision to Migrate,” Journal of Economic Literature Selected Abstracts, June 1987, Vol. XXV, pp. 1202-1203.

(with Schoening). “Search Time, Unemployment and the Migration Decision.” Journal of Economic Literature Selected Abstracts, June 1985, page 1050.

Other Publications & Research Reports

“Top Economists Tinker with Their Projections,” Ernie Goss, CFO Magazine, December 1, 2010.

“Inflation Fueled by Fed,” Ernie Goss, Ingram’s Magazine, December, 2010.

“Rural Mainstreet Banks at Risk,” Ingram’s Magazine, April 2009, pp. 71-75.

Research paper, “The Economic Impact of Union College,” Fall 2005 to estimate the impact of Union College on the state of Nebraska.

Research paper, “The Economic Feasibility and Impact of Expanding the Lancaster Event Center,” study produced for the Lancaster Agricultural Society, Summer 2005.

Research paper, “Estimating the Turnback Tax Revenues Due the City of Omaha from Construction and Operations of the Qwest Center,” study produced for the City of Omaha, Spring 2005.

“The Impact of a Casino on the Omaha Economy,” produced for the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, 2002.

“Annual Economic Impacts of the Relay Services Contract on East Baton Rouge Parish and the State of Louisiana,” produced for Hamilton Relay Service, Inc. 2002.

“The Annual Economic Impact of Cooper Nuclear Station on Nemaha and Surrounding Counties,” produced for the Nemaha County Development Alliance, 2002.

“The Economic Impact of the Insurance Industry on the State of Nebraska,” Spring 2001, Research Report, #20011, produced for the Insurance Federation of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

“The Impact of the College World Series on the Omaha Metro Area,” Summer 2000, Research Report #20001, Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“The Impact of a Tax Limitation Amendment to the Nebraska Constitution,” May 1998, Research Report #98001, Citizens for Nebraska’s Future, Omaha, Nebraska.

“The Determination of the Optimal Size for the Nebraska Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund,” Fall 1997, Research Report #97002, Nebraska Department of Labor, Lincoln, Nebraska.

“Estimated Costs and Benefits to the Taxpayer Due to FDR Expansion at Aksarben,” January, 1997. Research Report #97001, Douglas County Commissioners, Douglas County, Nebraska.

“Business Tax Incentive Packages: A Comparison of Assessment Methodologies Among the States,” January, 1996. Research Report #96002, Revenue Committee, Nebraska Legislature.

“The Economic Impact of Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) on the Regional Economy,” Research Report #96001, St. Joseph Hospital and Creighton University.

“The Economic Impact of Construction and Operation of a Federally Funded Hospital on the Omaha/Winnebago Reservation,” Research Report #95001, Omaha Indian Tribe, Macy, Nebraska.

“Human Migration in Nebraska,” Fall, 1992. 1993 Annual Economic Outlook Report, Bureau of Business Research, College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, pp. 23-35.

“Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation: A Model for Economic Development in the 1990s,” Portfolio, Annual Edition 1992, Creighton University, pp. 9-12.

“Putting the Fizz in NAFIS,” Research Report 91-001, produced for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in partial fulfillment of Faculty Research Fellowship, 1991.

“Industrial Development Strategies for the South Mississippi Economic Area,” Research Report 90- 002, produced in partial fulfillment of contract to Center for Community & Economic Development, University of Southern Mississippi.

“NAFIS Systems Development Methodology,” Research Report 90-001, produced for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in partial fulfillment of Faculty Research Fellowship, 1990.

(with Kendrick). “Tennessee Senatorial Survey,” Research Report 89-001 produced for the AFL/CIO and Tennessee Education Association as partial fulfillment of contract, Summer 1989.

“Environmental Tracking Study, Minneapolis, Minnesota,” Research Report 89-002 produced for KBLCOM Inc. of Houston, Texas as partial fulfillment of contract, 1989.

(with Kendrick). “Environmental Tracking Study, Portland, Oregon,” Research Report 89-003 produced for KBLCOM Inc. of Houston, Texas as partial fulfillment of contract, 1989.

(with Kendrick). “Data Management for the Business Enterprise Using Rbase for DOS,” Database manual produced for training sessions in database, 1989.

“Investment in Delmarva: An Input-Output Analysis,” Center for Business and Economic Research, Research Report No. 88-01001, Salisbury State University, 1988.

(with Schroer). “Design Considerations for a State Energy Data Base Management System,” UAH Research Report No. 596, March 1987.

(with Siegrist and Yarbrough). “Development of Predictive Models from Hardware Historical Failure Data,” UAH Research Report No. 500, 1986 Contract Report–Rockwell International.

“High Technology Employment in Huntsville and Selected U.S. Cities,” UAH Research Report No. 449, 1985, Center for High Technology Management & Economic Research, University of Alabama/Huntsville.

(with Vozikis). “The Impact of the Space Station on the Huntsville Economy,” Contract Report, McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft, January 1987.

(with Schoening). “A Projection of High Tech Manpower Demand and Supply for the State of Alabama and the Huntsville Metropolitan Area,” UAH Research Report No. 396, 1984, The Center for High Technology Management and Economic Research, The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

“The Solar Factory,” business simulation program written for & copyrighted-Johnson Research Center.

Published Essays (a partial list)

“2007 Economic Outlook-Capital Spending,” Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Economic Outlook, Fall 2006.

“Taxes & Spending: When the Political Process Fails,” column in B2B, Fall 2006, Omaha, Nebraska.

“SOS Amendment: The Impacts,” op-ed essay published in Omaha World-Herald in Fall 2006.

“Licensing Casinos—a More Effective Methodology,” appeared in the op-ed section of the Omaha World-Herald, October 2005.

“Impact of the Closing of the Cooper Nuclear Station on South-East Nebraska,” appeared in the op-ed section of the Omaha World Herald, June, 2002.

“Regional Economic Conditions,” publish an essay in each issue of Economic Trends forecasting economic conditions in the nine state Mid-American region and the three state Mountain States region. Three issues per year since 1992.

“Monthly Economic Report,” published monthly in Business & Industry, Des Moines, Iowa.

“State Should Resist Tax Shift,” Op-ed article in the Omaha World-Herald, February 2000.

“Property Taxes Are More Stable,” Op-Ed in the Omaha World-Herald, July 1998.

“Tax Growth in Nebraska Is Excessive,” Op-Ed portion of the Omaha World-Herald, Nov. 1997.

“Slow But Solid Employment Growth for First half of 1997 Predicted for Most States in Survey Regions,” Economic Trends, Vol. 4(2), Spring 1997, p. 1.

“Reduce the Federal Deficit the East Way: Adjust the Consumer Price Index, Economic Trends, Vol. 4(2), Spring, 1997, p. 3.

“Casinos Are An Economic Development Gamble,” column appeared in the Op-Ed section of the Omaha World-Herald, July 1996.

“Creighton’s Leading Economic Indicators Predict a Continued Slowing for Most States in the Mid- American and Mountain States Regions,” Economic Trends, Spring,1996, Vol. 3(2), p.1.

“Nebraskans Need a Tax Reduction, Not a Tax Shift,” column appeared in the Op-Ed section of the Omaha World-Herald, October, 1995.

“Should the Unicameral Adopt a ‘Contract with Nebraska,” Economic Trends, Summer, 1995, Vol. 3(1), pp. 3.

“Why Unions Support the Clinton Health Plan,” column appeared in the Op-Ed section of the Omaha World-Herald, June 19, 1994.

“Community-Rated Insurance Can Be Costly,” column appeared in the Op-Ed section of the Omaha World-Herald, February 4, 1994.

“Clinton Plan Shifts Billions of Dollars in Business Health Insurance Premiums to the U.S. Taxpayer,” Economic Trends, Spring, 1994, Vol. 2(1), pp. 2.

“Mercedes to Nebraska?” Economic Trends, Vol. 1(2), Fall, 1993, p. 3.

“Health Care Reform: The Impacts of the Single Payer System on Omaha: Private Industry Workers Will Be Replaced by Government Workers,” Economic Trends, Vol. 1(2), Fall 1993, p.1.

“Proposed Shift in Nebraska Tax System Will Cost Jobs,” Economic Trends, V 1(1), Spring, ‘93, p. 3.

“Leading Economic Indicators Predict Continued Growth for Nebraska,” Economic Trends, Vol. 1(1), Spring, 1993, p. 1.

ACADEMIC PAPERS PRESENTED
National and International

“Gambling Law and Economics,” presented at LSPI, 2006, Hamburg, Germany, 2006.

“Using Neural Networks to Predict Insurance Company Failure,” presented to the Eastern Decision Sciences Annual Meeting, July 2000, Vienna, Austria.

“The Impact of State Economic Development Agency Spending on Economic Growth,” invited paper presented to the National Association of State Development Agencies, 50th Anniversary Mid-Year Directors’ Meeting, Fall, 1996, Cleveland, Ohio.

“Entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe: Is There Hope?” European International Business Association, 17th Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 1991.

“An Extension of the Grant/Thornton Index,” U. S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fall 1990.

“Organizational Information Systems Spending and Company Performance,” presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November, 1989, New Orleans, LA.

“Regional High-Tech Location & Development Strategies and Agglomeration Economies,” presented at 47th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August, 1989, Washington, D. C.

“Mud Island,” case presented at the 1988 Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Las Vegas, NV.

“Venture Creation in High vs Low Tech Regions: An I/O Impact Analysis,” presented at the 1987 Academy of Management Meetings, New Orleans, LA.

“An Expert System for Multi-Variable Reliability Modeling,” presented at the 1986 Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Space Applications, Huntsville, Ala.

“Paradigms and Growth of the MIS Discipline: An Opposing View,” presented at the 1986 International Interdisciplinary Consortium On Information Systems, San Diego, CA.

“A Queuing Program for the Selection of the Optimum Number of Nodes in a Local Area Network,” presented at the 1985 Meeting of the International Business Schools Computer Users Group, Atlanta, GA.

“Functional Forms and Determinants of Interstate Migration in the United States,” presented at the 1981 Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Detroit, MI.

Regional

“The Impact of Casinos on County Bankruptcy Rates,” presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Spring 2004, New Orleans, LA.

“The Impact of Foreign Capital on Productivity,” presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Spring 2002, Washington, D.C.

“Internet Usage and Wage Growth,” presented to the 41st annual meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Spring 2001, Austin, Texas.

“The Impact of the Internet on Wages,” presented to the 40th Annual meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Spring 2000, Miami, Florida.

“Determining the Optimal Size of State Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds,” presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Spring, 1998, Savannah, GA.

“State and Local Business Tax Incentives: Effects of Intrastate Rivalries,“ presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Spring, 1997, Memphis, TN.

“Is There a Border State Tax Effect?” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-West Economics Association Meeting, Spring 1996, Chicago, IL.

“Predicting Employment Growth with a Neural Network,” presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Baltimore, Maryland, Spring 1996.

“The Impact of a Federally-Funded Hospital on the Economic Development of a Rural Indian Reservation,” accepted for presentation at the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, Spring 1996, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

“Business Tax Incentive Packages: A Comparison of Assessment Methodologies Among the States,” at Mid-South Academy of Economics and Finance, Atlanta, Winter, 1996.

“The Impact of Border State Taxes on State Economic Growth,” at Mid-Western Association of Economics and Finance, Chicago, Winter, 1996.

“Housing and Economic Development: Is There a Connection?” presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, St. Louis, MO, June 1995.

“The Impact of State Economic Development Agency Spending on Employment and Income Growth” presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, April 1995, San Antonio, Texas.

“Searching for a Job: The Impact of Geographic Mobility on Estimates of Racial Discrimination,” 25th Annual Meeting of the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, Chicago, IL, June 1994.

“The Effects of State Taxes on Economic Development: A Meta Analysis,” Southern Regional Science Association, Orlando, FL, April 1994.

“The Impact of State Economic Development Agency Spending on Economic Growth” presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, April 1993, Washington, D.C.

“Indigenous Business Development: A New Paradigm of State Economic Development,” presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, April 1992, Charleston, SC.

“The Impact of State Business Incubation Programs on Business Startups and Employment Growth: The Problem of Selectivity Bias,” presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, April 1991, Miami, FL.

“Value Added in High Tech Manufacturing: The Importance of Firm Size, Industry Size and Population Density,” presented at the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Washington, D.C.

“The Relationship between Unemployment Rates and the Probability of Out-Migration: The Importance of Unemployment Compensation,” presented at the 1989 Annual Meeting of the Northeast Regional Science Association Boston, Mass.

“Organizational Information Systems Intensity: The Importance of Market Share and Profitability,” presented at the 1988 Meeting of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, Kailua- Kona, Hawaii.

“Unions, Economic Rents and Migration Behavior,” presented at the 1988 Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Morgantown, West Virginia.

“The Simultaneous Determination of Job Search Length and the Probability of Migration,” presented at the 1987 Southern Regional Science Meetings, Atlanta, GA.

“Multi-Variable Reliability Modeling for the Space Shuttle,” presented at the 1986 Meeting of Technical and Business Exhibition & Symposium, Huntsville, Ala.

“The Impact of Age, Education, and Job Search on Distance Migrated,” presented at the 1985 Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Washington, D.C.

“A Queuing Program to Simulate Unemployment in the Local Labor Market,” presented at the 1985 Annual Conference of Western American Institute of Decision Sciences, Monterey, CA.

“High Technology Occupations and the Decision to Migrate,” presented at the 1984 Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Orlando, FL.

“The Internal Labor Market Model and Geographic Mobility,” presented at the 1984 Annual Meeting of Eastern Economic Association, New York, New York.

“Functional Forms and Determinants of Interstate Migration in the United States,” presented at the 1981 Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association, San Francisco, CA.