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Ernest P . Goss, PhD

The Jack A. MacAllister Endowed Chair in Regional Economics


Ernest P. Goss, PhD


Heider College of Business
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Ernest P . Goss, PhD

The Jack A. MacAllister Endowed Chair in Regional 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.

Teaching Interests

  • Labor economics, econometrics and macroeconomics


Economics and Finance




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

Editing and Reviews

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