Kristie N. Briggs, PhD
Kristie N. Briggs, PhD

Kristie N. Briggs, PhD

Associate Professor
Heider College of Business


  • International Trade
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Economic Development
  • Applied Econometrics

Academic Appointments


  • Economics and Finance


  • Associate Professor


Kristie Briggs is an Associate Professor of Economics at Creighton University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with fields of specialization in international trade, economic development, and the economics of innovation and intellectual property rights. She enjoys an active research agenda both independently and with her students. Kristie has published in journals such as Southern Economic Journal, Research Policy, and Applied Economics; she has given numerous presentations, and was an invited speaker at the U.S. Department of the State. Prior to joining Creighton, Kristie worked in economic consulting at Dewey Ballantine, L.L.P. and in the Latin America department at the Institute of International Finance, both in Washington, DC.

A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on my Curriculum Vitae.


  • University of North Carolina - PhD
  • American University - BA

Publications and Presentations


  • Briggs, K. The impact of innovaton on financial and insurance services exports (In Press), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2017
  • Briggs K. Innovative partnerships resulting from high skilled emigration., International Journal of Development Issues, 16(2), 161-173, 2017
  • Braymen, C., Briggs, K. The effect of real exchange rate volatility on the trade of educational services, International Trade Journal, 31(4), 299-316, 2017
  • Braymen, C., Briggs, K. Income differences in services trade partners, Applied Economics Letters, 22(8), 593-596, 2015
  • Briggs K. Co-owner relationships conducive to high quality joint patents., Research Policy, 44(8), 1566-1573, 2015
  • Briggs, K., Wade, M. More is better: evidence that joint patenting leads to quality innovation, Applied Economics, 46(35), 4370-4379, 2014
  • Briggs, K. N., Eiermann, J., McNamara, E. A., Hodgson, T. Reducing copyright piracy using entrepreneurial intermediary platforms., Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 3(2), 306-316, 2014
  • Briggs, K., Park, W. G. There will be exports and licensing: The effects of patent rights and innovation on firm sales, Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 23(8), 1112-1144, 2014
  • Briggs, K. Institutional quality as a barrier to trade, Applied Economics Letters, 20(16), 1453-1458, 2013
  • Briggs, K. Does patent harmonization impact the decision and volume of high technology trade?, International Review of Economics & Finance, 25(1), 35-51, 2013
  • Briggs, K., Workman, J., York, A. Collaborating to Cheat: A Game Theoretic Exploration of Academic Dishonesty in Teams, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 12(1), 4-17, 2013
  • Briggs, K. Patents , Technology Adaptation, and Exports to Developing Countries, Global Economy Journal, 12(1), 1-18, 2012
  • Briggs, K., Brown, S. The Impact of Institutional Enforcement Mechanisms On Perceived Intellectual Property Protection, Journal of Applied Economics & Policy, 31(1), 1-24, 2012
  • Braymen, C., Briggs, K., Boulware, J. R&D and the Export Decision of New Firms, Southern Economic Journal, 78(1), 191-210, 2011
  • Briggs, K. Intellectual property rights and development: The spatial relationships, Journal of Economic Studies, 37(5), 525-543, 2010
  • Braymen C., Briggs K. How Far Will They Go? Intellectual Property and the Range of Market Participation by Nascent Firms, Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, 3, 66-87, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • The primary focus of my research is on international trade and intellectual property rights, with a focus on their role and impact in developing countries.

Current Research Projects

  • Recently, I have begun a new research path exploring services trade. Specifically, I am investigating factors that influence services trade flows and how services trade can it be used to facilitate economic growth.