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


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.