Ernie P. Goss, Ph.D.

Jack A. MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics, Professor of Economics
Economics and Finance
Harper 4043
Phone: (402) 280-4757
Fax: (402) 280-2172


Ernie Goss is currently the MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and Director of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colorado.   He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee.  He was a visiting scholar with the Congressional Budget Office for 2003-04.  In the Fall of 2005, the Nebraska Attorney General appointed Goss to head a task force examining gasoline pricing in the state.  He is also a past faculty research fellow with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He recently testified before the U.S. Congress regarding the closure of GM and Chrysler dealerships and he continues to consult with dealerships on the financial impact of shuttering the GM dealerships.

He has published over eighty 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 2007 ( and

He is editor of Economic Trends, an economics newsletter published monthly that is distributed to 5,000 subscribers digitally. He is the past president of the Omaha Association of Business Economics, and the National Purchasing Management Association-Nebraska.   He also serves on the Board of Directors of Mosaic, Inc.

To gauge regional economic conditions, Goss conducts a monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of 11 states and a monthly survey of supply managers in 12 states.  Results from the two surveys are carried in over 100 newspapers, 30-50 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 Star Tribune.

Teaching experience (institutions and time periods)

Maryville College---1979-81
University of Alabama (Huntsville)- 1983-87
Salisbury State University- 1987-89
University of Southern Mississippi- 1989-1992
Creighton University- 1992- Present



"Have Casinos Contributed to Rising Bankruptcy Rates," International Advances in Economics Research, forthcoming.
"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, August 2004, pp. 255-268.
"Women and the Internet: Is There an Economic Payoff?" Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 46, Septmber 2003, pp. 160-166.
Economic Growth and Support for Market Reform in Russia, forthcoming book published by Greenwood Press, 2003.
"Economic Well-Being and Popular Support for Market Reform in Russia," forthcoming in Economic Development & Cultural Change, Spring 2003.
"The Impact of the Internet on the Gender Wage Gap," Communications of the ACM, forthcoming, 2003.
"Health Care Organizational Learning: Predicting Death in the ICU with Neural Networks," in Health Care Management Science, Vol. 5, 2002, pp. 221-227.
With J. 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, XXXVI, October 2201, pp. 32-42. Received the National Association of Business Economics Edward A Mennis Award.
"Bidding for Business: The Efficacy of Local Economic Development Incentives in a Metropolitan Area," (Book Review), Urban Studies, 38(7), June 2001, pp. 1193-1194.
With J. Phillips, "The Impact of Tax Incentives: Do Initial Economic Conditions Matter?," Growth & Change, 32, Spring 2001, pp. 236-250.
"Network Applications in the Insurance Industry," Mathematics and Computers in Science and Engineering, edited by C.E. D’Attellis, et al., 2001, pp. 247-252, Athens, Greece, New York, NY: World Scientific Engineering Society Press.



"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, TX.