Ernest P. Goss, PhD
Ernest P. Goss, PhD

Ernest P. Goss, PhD

Heider College of Business


  • Labor economics, econometrics and macroeconomics

Academic Appointments


  • Economics and Finance


  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • MBA and undergraduate economics


Ernest Goss is the Jack MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics at Creighton University and served as the initial director for Creighton’s Institute for Economic Inquiry. He is also principal of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colo. Goss received his Ph.D. in economics from The University of Tennessee in 1983 and is a former faculty research fellow at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. He was a visiting scholar with the Congressional Budget Office for 2003-2004, and has testified before the U.S. Congress, the Kansas Legislature, and the Nebraska Legislature. In the fall of 2005, the Nebraska Attorney General appointed Goss to head a task force examining gasoline pricing in the state.
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.

Publications and Presentations


  • Goss, Ernie Be Bullish on Agriculture, and Ag Banks, U.S.Banker, 120, 39-39, 2010
  • Goss, Ernie, Deskins, John, Morse, Edward A. Have Casinos Contributed to Rising Bankruptcy Rates?, International Advances in Economic Research, 15, 456-469, 2009
  • Goss, Ernie The Economics of Casino Gambling, Journal of Economic Literature, 46, 748-749, 2008
  • Goss, Ernest, Wingender, Jr,John R., Torau, Megan The contribution of foreign capital to U.S. productivity growth, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 47, 383-396, 2007
  • Torau, M. A., Goss, E. The effects of foreign capital on state economic growth, Economic Development Quarterly, 18, 255-268, 2004
  • Goss, E., Gupta, U. Women and the Internet: Is there an economic payoff?, Communications of the ACM, 46, 160-166, 2003
  • Goss, E. P., Phillips, J. M. How information technology affects wages: Evidence using Internet usage as a proxy for IT skills, Journal of Labor Research, 23, 463-474, 2002
  • Goss, E. P., Phillips, J. M. The impact of tax incentives: Do initial economic conditions matter?, Growth and Change, 32, 236-250, 2001

Editing and Reviews

  • Goss, E. Bidding for business: The efficacy of local economic development incentives in a metropolitan area, Urban Studies, 38, 1193-1194, 2001


  • ACG Nebraska Chapter Executives, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Client banking group, Kansas City, MO, 2015
  • Senatorial Group of Senator Johanns, 2015
  • Illinois Banker Group, Springfield, IL, 2014
  • Midwest International Trade Association, 2014
  • BKD Financial Services Leadership Group, St. Louis, MO, 2014
  • Mid-American Energy's Customer Satisfaction Group, Davenport, IA, 2014
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa, Riverside, IA, 2014
  • CFMA Group, Omaha, NE, 2014
  • Leadership Omaha, Omaha, NE, 2014
  • Performance Banking Group, Sioux Falls, SD, 2014
  • South Dakota Ag Credit Conference, Pierre, SD, 2014
  • Senator Johanns Staff, Omaha, NE, 2014
  • First National Bank of Phillipsburg Client Group, Phillipsburg, KS, 2014
  • Greater Fort Dodge, Economics Alliance, Fort Dodge, IA, 2014
  • Nebraska LEAD, Omaha, NE, 2014
  • Institute for Supply Management- St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2014
  • Bayer Ag Division, Charleston, SC, 2014
  • Scott county Iowa board of Supervisors Economic Development Summit, 2014
  • American Procurement and Inventory Control Society, Omaha, NE, 2014
  • Present findings from Omaha Chamber study to Nebraska Legislative Committee, Lincoln, NE, 2014
  • Nebraska Cooperatives, Lincoln, NE, 2014
  • Panel member on Iowa Press, Des Moines, IA, 2013
  • Omaha Downtown Rotary Club, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Topeka/Washburn University Economic Forum, Topeka, KS, 2013
  • Kansas City Institute for Supply Management, Kansas City, MO, 2013
  • Five Points Board of Directors, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • United Bankers Bank, Minneapolis, MN, 2013
  • Great Western Bank Client Economic Forum, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Union Bank Fall Economic Forum, Lincoln, NE, 2013
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Group, Des Moines, IA, 2013
  • Marcotte Insurance Group, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Iowa Community Bank Summit, West Des Moines, IA, 2013
  • Iowa Community Bankers Association, Algona, IA, 2013
  • Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, Dubuque, IA, 2013
  • Iowa Mortgage Association, West Des Moines, IA, 2013
  • Financial Planning Association, Quarry Oaks, NE, 2013
  • First National Bank Credit Risk Group, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Iowa Mortgage Annual Convention, West Des Moines, IA, 2013
  • Iowa Engineers and Architects, Dubuques, IA, 2013
  • Corn Producers Wholesale Meeting, Ankeny, IA, 2013
  • Nebraska Educators, 2013
  • Duncan Aviation Management Group, 2013
  • Mid-West International Trade Association, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Bismarck/Mandan Chamber of Commerce, Bismarck, ND, 2013
  • Dewitt Banking Group, Davenport, IA, 2013
  • Celebrate Agriculture, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • North Omaha Rotary, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Frontier Cooperative, David City, IA, 2013
  • Nebraska Agriculture Leaders, Creighton University, 2013
  • ISM-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2013
  • Catholic Mutual Group, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2013
  • Limestone Producers Association, Coraville, IA, 2013
  • NAIFM Realty, Lincoln, NE, 2013
  • Nebraska Cooperatives, Lincoln, NE, 2013
  • Financial Executives Institute, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Panel Member, Iowa Journal, Iowa Public TV, Des Moines, IA, 2013
  • Mid-America Economic Development Association, Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Iowa Farm Group, Ames, IA, 2012
  • City State Bank Client Group, West Des Moines, IA, 2012
  • Economic Panelists, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, LaVista, NE, 2012
  • Bismarck Economic Development Alliance, Bismarck, ND, 2012
  • Minnesota Manufacturing Association, Minneapolis, MN, 2012
  • Great Western Bank Client Group, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Group, Fremont, NE, 2012
  • Client Banking Group, Orange City, IA, 2012
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK, 2012
  • Presentation to federal Home Loan Banking Conference, Andover, KS, 2012
  • Governor's Legislative Summit, Nebraska SAC Museum, 2012
  • Minnesota Banking Group, Quarry Oaks, NE, 2012
  • Iowa Banking Group, Des Moines, IA, 2012
  • Financial Management Association, Quarry Oaks, NE, 2012
  • Presentation to the Council Bluffs, Iowa Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Appeared as a guest on Market-to-Market, Iowa Public TV, 2012