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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
Email: iei@creighton.edu

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Learn more here and contact our undergraduate programs director.

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. 

August 29, 2019, 4-5pm at Harper Auditorium | Mauricio Miller (Family Independence Initiative) | "The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty is Wrong" Click HERE to RSVP!

September 26, 2019, 4-5pm at Skutt Student Center Ballroom | Carson Holloway (University of Nebraska-Omaha) | "Corporate Persons and the American Spirit of Association" Click HERE to RSVP!

October 31, 2019, 4-5pm at Harper Auditorium | GP Manish (Troy University) | "Rising Inequality: Is Redistribution the Answer?"



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.  

"Corporate Personhood in American Law, Politics, and Culture"

Date: September 27-28, 2019
Time: 5-8pm, 8am-3pm
Location: Marriott Residence Inn
Colloquium Organizer: Dr. Carson Holloway (University of Nebraska-Omaha)

Click HERE to Apply!

We will continue taking applications until all slots are filled! Max 20 students!

"Dracula"

Date: October 29, 2019
Time: 5-7pm
Location: TBD
Colloquium Organizer: Dr. Matt Reznicek and Dr. Michael Thomas

Application Coming Soon!

"Natural Law and Moral Objectivity"

Date: November 8-9, 2019
Time: 5-8pm, 8am-3pm
Location: Marriott Residence Inn
Colloquium Organizer: Dr. Douglas Rasmussen (IEI Senior Affiliated Scholar)

Application Coming Soon!

"A Christmas Carol"

Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 5-7pm
Location: TBD
Colloquium Organizer: Dr. Matt Reznicek and Dr. Michael Thomas

Application Coming Soon!



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. 

August 30, 2019, 12-1pm, Harper 4053 | Jos Weile (CU Interdisciplinary Studies) | "The Quantified Self: (self-)tracking as the basis of a new understanding of being human"

September 27, 2019, 12-1pm, Harper 4053 | Clara Jace (GMU PhD/Creighton Alumnae | "An Economic Theory of Economic Analysis: The Case of the School of Salamanca"

November 1, 2019, 12-1pm, Harper 4053 | GP Manish (Troy University) | "Regulation and the Capital Structure: Implications for Growth and Inequality"

November 15, 2019, 12-1pm, Harper 4053 | Sabbatical Presentations Peter Gallo/Trent Wachner



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.

2nd Annual Humanomics Symposium

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