Ernie Goss | Professor of Economics, Creighton University

Ernie Goss is currently the MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee in 1983. He was a visiting scholar with the Congressional Budget Office for 2003-04 and in the Fall of 2005, the Nebraska Attorney General appointed Goss to head a task force examining gasoline pricing in the state. He was also a faculty research fellow with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1991 and 1992.

He has published over eighty 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 2007.

He is editor of “Economic Trends,” an economics newsletter published three times per year. He is the past president of the Omaha Association of Business Economics, and the National Purchasing Management Association-Nebraska. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Mosaic, Inc. To gauge regional economic conditions, Goss conducts a monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of 9 states and two monthly surveys of businesses in 12 states. Results from the three surveys are carried in over 100 newspapers, 20-30 radio stations and scores of other media outlets each month.

Recent citations appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, and scores of regional newspapers such as the Denver Post, the Kansas City Star and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.