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Institute for Economic Inquiry

Contact Information

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

Phone: (402) 280-1887

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Join the Busines Research Fellows Program!

Join us as a Business Research Fellow in the Fall 2018 Semester! Find out more about the program here.

Application deadline is November 26th 2017.

Interested in joining the Gail Werner-Robertson Research Fellows program?

Learn more here and contact our research director.

Upcoming Events!

Student Events

Student Events

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

September 8th, 2017, 9am, Harper 3026 | Emily Hamilton (Mercatus Center) | Research Workshop on State and Local Policy

September 21st, 2017, 4pm, Harper 3023 | Amy Wendling (CU - Philosophy) | "Obsession with the clock vs. time spent well"

October 5th, 2017, 4pm, Harper 3028 | Will Luther (Kenyon College) | "Will Bitcoin Survive?"

November 2nd, 2017, 4pm, Harper 3028 | Patrick McLaughlin (Mercatus Center) | "Regulatory Burden"

November 3rd, 2017, 9am, Harper 4052 | Patrick McLaughlin and Oliver Sherouse (Mercatus Center) | FRASE Workshop

November 7th, 2017, 4pm, Harper 3028 | Ryan Murphy (SMU COX) | "Economic Freedom and It's Determinants"

February 15th, 2018, 4pm, Harper 3029 | Jeremy Jackson (NDSU) | "Friend or Foe: Economic liberalism and its social consequences"

April 19th, 2018, 4pm, Harper 3027 | Jayme Lemke (GMU) | "Feminism and Choice"

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. 

September 8th, 2017, Harper 3026 | Emily Hamilton (Mercatus Center) | tbd

September 20th, 2017, Harper 3026 | Pamela Runestad (CU, Cultural and Social Studies) | "Navigating healthcare, navigating stereotypes: Living with HIV in Japan"

October 6th, 2017, Harper 3029 | Will Luther (Kenyon College) | "Getting Off the Ground: The Case of Bitcoin"

October 27th, 2017, Harper 4052 | David McPherson (CU Philosophy) | "Moral Absolutes"

November 3rd, 2017, Harper 4052 | Patrick McLaughlin (Mercatus Center) | tbd

November 8th, 2017, Harper 3029 | Ryan Murphy (SMU COX) | tbd

December 1st, 2017, Harper 4052 | Natalie Gerhart (CU BIA) | tbd

February 16th, 2018, Harper 3026 | Jeremy Jackson (NDSU) | "Freedom and Flourishing"

April 20th, 2018, Harper 3026 | Jayme Lemke (GMU) | tbd

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.

November 15th, 2017, 7:30am, Harper Auditorium | Leadership Conversation with C.L. Werner 

January 24th, 2018, Harper Auditorium | Markets and Morality | Anthony Davies (Duquesne University), Omar Gutierrez (Holy Family School of Faith Institute)