Kevin D. Gomez

 Kevin D. Gomez

Creighton University

Heider College of Business

2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE 68178

gomek916@gmail.com

kevingomez@creighton.edu

www.kevindgomez.com

EDUCATION

        

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

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

EMPLOYMENT

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

PUBLICATIONS

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, https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppz001

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. [https://journalstar.com/opinion/columnists/local-view-ricketts-makes-right-call-on-ridesharing/article_4f705116-98b1-59dd-a6dc-2b360094e07a.html]

Cit: “Omaha City Council approves plastic bag ban; mayor says she’ll veto the measure” | Omaha World Herald, May 21, 2019. [https://www.omaha.com/news/metro/omaha-city-council-approves-plastic-bag-ban-mayor-says-she/article_fd68274b-0479-5a5c-97d1-d85d087d32b7.html]

TV: “Mayor Stothert writes a letter to City Council stating her opposition to the plastic bag ban” | KETV NewsWatch 7 Omaha, May 17, 2019. [https://www.ketv.com/article/mayor-stothert-writes-letter-to-city-council-stating-her-opposition-to-plastic-bag-ban/27498321]

Op-ed, with Diana W. Thomas: “Midland Voices: Throw the plastic ban away” | Omaha World Herald, May 17, 2019. [https://www.omaha.com/opinion/midlands-voices-throw-away-the-plastic-bag-ban/article_907886e7-34c9-5489-a9ba-df822e6289a3.html]

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

PUBLIC TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS

“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.

EVENTS HOSTED

“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 [https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030158071] | 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)

COURSES TAUGHT

ECO 203, Principles of Microeconomics, Creighton University

ECO 205, Principles of Macroeconomics, Creighton University

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, ACTIVITIES, & MEMBERSHIPS