Institute for Economic Inquiry

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Institute for Economic Inquiry

Contact Information

Institute for Economic Inquiry
Heider College of Business
Labaj Building
Creighton University
Omaha, NE 68178

Phone: (402) 280-1887

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Upcoming Events!

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Our Food for Thought seminar series is a series of public talks directed at students from across Creighton's campus. 

February 13, 2020, 4-5pm at Harper Auditorium | Catherine Pakaluk (The Catholic University of America) | Economics of Education: An Introduction

April 23, 2020, 4-5 pm at Harper 3028 | Guy McHendry (Creighton University) | Surveillance/Society/Ethics: What is the Future of the Individual?


Student Colloquia

Student Colloquia

Discussion seminars in which students engage in Socratic discussion format, to exchange and explore ideas based on a set of selected readings (ca. 200 pages). Students must apply to participate. Readings are distributed roughly one month prior to the event.  

"Love Your Enemies"

Date: February 25, 2020
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Harper 3026
Colloquium Organizer: Dr. Michael Thomas and Kevin Gomez


"Entrepreneurship on Native Lands"

Date: April 17-18, 2020
Time: 5-7pm, 8am-8pm
Location: Cardiac Center
Colloquium Organizer: Dr. Ryan Yonk (North Dakota State University)


BEEP Seminar

BEEP Seminar

The Business, Economic Environment, and Policy seminar is a research-seminar series for faculty and students from across campus. The goal of the seminar is to facilitate an active conversation about research among Creighton faculty and students, and to promote opportunities for collaboration and co-authorship, especially within the Heider College of Business. 

January 24, 2020, 12-1pm, Harper 3033 | Ken Washer and Charlie Braymen (Creighton University, HCB) | Sabbatical Reports

February 14, 2020, 12-1pm, Harper 3033 | Catherine Pakaluk (The Catholic University of America) | "What Good is a Good Fit? Religious Matching and Educational Outcomes"

April 3, 2020, 12-1pm, Harper 3033 | Geoff Friesen (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) | "Finance and the Human Person"

April 17, 2020, 12-1pm, Cardiac Auditorium | Ryan Yonk (South Dakota State University) | "Poverty and Development in Reservations"

April 24, 2020, 12-1pm, Harper 3033 | Lydia Cooper (Creighton University, English) | "Drugs, Diamonds, and Hitmen: The Critique of Capital through Metaphor and Narrative in Cormac McCarthy's The Counselor"

IEI Public Forums

IEI Public Forums

IEI Public Forums are a series of larger panel and debate style events directed at the Creighton community as well as the general public. Public Forum events usually address a policy issue of interest to Nebraska, the region, or the country at large.

Arthur Brooks: Love Your Enemies

February 27, 2020 | Harper Auditorium | Click to reserve your ticket!

2nd Annual Humanomics Symposium

March 20-21, 2020 | Marriott Capital District | The Agency of Individuals: Who Makes the Decisions? | Applications coming soon...