Kevin D. Gomez

 Kevin D. Gomez

Creighton University

Heider College of Business

2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE 68178



M.A., Economics, George Mason University, 2018

B.S., Economics and Statistics, Florida State University, 2016


Institute for Economic Inquiry at Creighton University                                                                    

Program Manager                                        2018 — Present

Heider College of Business at Creighton University

Instructor of Economics                                                         2018 — Present

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

MA Fellow                                                        2016 — 2018

Ethos (formerly GenFKD-Financial Knowledge Development)

Contributor                                                        2015 — 2017

DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University

        Outreach Coordinator                                                                 2015 — 2016


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Trey Malone and Kevin Gomez.“Hemp in the United States: A Case Study of Regulatory Path Dependency.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Volume 41, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages 199–214,

Current Projects

“Chemical Hazard Risk: Regulation vs. Litigation” | policy briefing for Independent Institute

“After the Reform: Barbers and Cosmetologists in Nebraska” | work in progress working paper

“James Buchanan’s Legacy in Public Finance” | book chapter with Diana W. Thomas and Michael D. Thomas at Creighton University

“Linking Economic Mobility and Growth” | with Bill Beach and James Broughel at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

“Professionalization of Nonprofits: A Public Choice Perspective” | Mercatus Policy Essay at George Mason University

ReasonblEconomics” | Managing editor of an online blog

Economic Perspectives

“Chasin’ the Dream: The History, Politics, and Economics of Immigration in the United States” | GenFKD, 2016

“Capital: What it is and How it Defines the American Dream” | GenFKD, 2017

“Touring the Modern Economy Through the Generations” | GenFKD, 2016

“Capitalism Gives Us the Gift of Flight” | Florida State University, 2016

Media Appearances

Op-ed, with Michael D. Thomas: “Ricketts makes right call on ridesharing” | Lincoln Journal Star, June 20, 2019. []

Cit: “Omaha City Council approves plastic bag ban; mayor says she’ll veto the measure” | Omaha World Herald, May 21, 2019. []

TV: “Mayor Stothert writes a letter to City Council stating her opposition to the plastic bag ban” | KETV NewsWatch 7 Omaha, May 17, 2019. []

Op-ed, with Diana W. Thomas: “Midland Voices: Throw the plastic ban away” | Omaha World Herald, May 17, 2019. []

Op-ed: “This part of the tax reform law might be opportunity or bust” | Washington Examiner, April 29, 2018. []


“Licensing Requirements and Barbershop Establishments in Nebraska” | research presentation at Southern Economic Association Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 2019.

“Corporate Personhood in American Law, Politics, and Culture” | Discussion Leader for 2-day student colloquium, Creighton University. Colloquium design by Dr. Carson Holloway (UNO/Heritage Foundation), September 2019.

“Immigration: Problem or Solution?” | Discussion Leader for 2-day student colloquium, sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, February 2019.

“Deirdre McCloskey’s Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World” | Discussion Leader for 2-day student colloquium, Creighton University. Colloquium design by Dr. Douglas Rasmussen (SJU), November 2018.

“Next Generation of On-Campus Leaders” | Foundation for Economics Education Retreat, 2016.

“Leading Liberty on Campus” | Students for Liberty Regional Conference, 2016.

“Financial Literacy 101” | Florida State University’s Phi Sigma Kappa Chapter, 2015.

“The New World of Social Media” | Florida State University GenFKD at FSU Chapter Meeting, 2015.

“Criminal Justice Reform” | Florida State University GenFKD at FSU Chapter Meeting, 2016.


“Rising Inequality: Is Redistribution the Answer?” | Creighton University, October 2019 (110 in attendance)

“Are Corporations People?” | Creighton University, September 2019 (120 in attendance)

“Most of What You Believe About Poverty is Wrong by Mauricio L. Miller” | Creighton University, August 2019 (98 in attendance)

“Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting Special Issue: Regulation in Finance” | Mini-conference at Creighton University, August 2019

“Everything I’ve Learned About Food Justice Since Leaving My Jesuit Alma Mater by Trey Malone” | Creighton University, April 2019 (35 in attendance)

“Humanomics: What’s Missing from Economics?” | Multi-university symposium at Creighton University, 2019. [Participating schools: North Dakota State University, Ottawa University, Emporia State University, Loyola University New Orleans, Hope College, Trinity University, Creighton University] (70 in attendance)

“Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism by Abigail Hall” | Creighton University, 2019 (73 in attendance)

“Immigration: Problem or Solution?” | Public Forum and Panel at Creighton University, 2019 (174 in attendance)

“Student Colloquium on Justice and the Political Order” | Creighton University, 2019

“Manuscript Workshop on Victor Claar and Greg Forster’s We’re All Dead: Keynesianism and the Rise of Materialism” | now published with Palgrave Macmillan [] | Creighton University, 2018

“An Economic Defense for Tipping by Anthony Gill” | Creighton University, 2018 (87 in attendance)

“Fair Trade Coffee by Victor Claar” | Creighton University, 2018 (75 in attendance)

“Reading Inequality into 19th Century Literature by Matthew Reznicek” | Creighton University, 2018 (65 in attendance)

“Financial Literacy Event” | Florida State University, 2015, 2016, 2017

“Pizza and Politics” | Florida State University, GenFKD at FSU, 2016, 2017 (250 in attendance)

“Pizza and Politics 2.0” | Florida State University, GenFKD at FSU, 2017 (120 in attendance)

“Capitalism vs. Socialism: A Debate” | Florida State University, Economics Club, 2016 (80 in attendance)

“Inequality: Menace or Boogeyman” | Florida State University, FEE 1-Day Conference, 2016 (88 in attendance)

“How the Sharing Economy Can Save The World” | Florida State University, FEE 1-Day Conference, 2015 (112 in attendance)


ECO 203, Principles of Microeconomics, Creighton University

ECO 205, Principles of Macroeconomics, Creighton University