Kevin D. Gomez
Florida State University
DeVoe L. Moore Center Tallahassee, FL 32306-2220
M.A., Economics, George Mason University, 2018
B.S., Economics and Statistics, Florida State University, 2016
A.A., Valencia College, 2014
DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University
2021 - Present
Tallahassee Community College
Instructor of Economics
2021 - Present
Heider College of Business at Creighton University
Institute for Economic Inquiry at Creighton University
“Hemp in the United States: A Case Study of Regulatory Path Dependency.” (with Trey Malone). Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Volume 41, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages 199–214, https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppz001.
“The Law of the Taxi: Informal Property Rights Institutions in the Uninhibited State.” (with Humberto Alba Castillo, Michael Clark, and Diana W. Thomas). Journal of Private Enterprise, 35(3): 49-62, Fall 2020.
“Financial Market Deregulation Special Issue Introduction.” (with Diana W. Thomas). Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, 2020.
“Precaution Can Kill: Chemical Benefits and Regulatory Risks” (with Diana W. Thomas and Ryan Yonk), Independent Institute Briefing, May 15, 2020.
“After the Reform: Barbers and Cosmetologists in Nebraska” | working paper
“Urklenomics: Economic Lessons in Family Matters Sitcom” | working paper
“James Buchanan’s Legacy in Public Finance” | book chapter with Diana W. Thomas and Michael D. Thomas at Creighton University
“ReasonblEconomics” | Managing editor of an online blog
“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
Op-ed: “How COVID-19 will increase tobacco use” | Washington Examiner, June 1, 2020. [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/how-covid-19-will-increase-tobacco-abuse]
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]
“Conceptions of Freedom: Economics in Literature” | co-discussion leader with Michael D. Thomas and Matthew Reznicek for Politics, Philosophy, and Economics reading group, Spring 2021.*
“Capitalism and Freedom” | Discussion Leader for student colloquium, Creighton University, March 2021. *
“How Innovation Works” | Discussion Leader for student colloquium, Creighton University, October 2020. *
“Adam Smith: Do you need to be social to have a society?” | co-discussion leader with Michael D. Thomas for Politics, Philosophy, and Economics reading group, Fall 2020.*
“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.
“Land Matters: Women, Development, and Innovation by Karol Boudreaux” | Creighton University and College of Charleston, March 2021 (68 in attendance)*
“How Innovation Works by Matt Ridley” | co-hosted with Institute for Human Studies and the Center for Free Enterprise, November 2020 (over 300 in attendance)*
“Does Keynesianism Have the Keys to Unlock the Economic Lockdown? by Victor Claar” | Creighton University, October 2020 (50 in attendance)*
“COVID-19 and the Flattening of Civil Society by Tony Gill” | Creighton University, October 2020 (75 in attendance)*
“The Political Economy of Public Health by Vincent Geloso'' | Creighton University, September 2020 (38 in attendance)*
“How COVID-19 Moves Healthcare from Fortress to Frontier by Robert Graboyes” | Creighton University, September 2020 (55 in attendance)*
“Accelerating Vaccines with Incentive Design Attachments by Alex Tabarrok” | Creighton University, August 2020 (89 in attendance)*
“Love Your Enemies by Arthur Brooks” | Creighton University, February 2020 (390 in attendance)
“The Economics of Education: an Introduction by Catherine Pakaluk” | Creighton University, February 2020 (62 in attendance)
“Rising Inequality: Is Redistribution the Answer? with G.P. Manish” | Creighton University, October 2019 (110 in attendance)
“Are Corporations People? by Carson Holloway” | 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)
* = virtual event
ECO 203, Principles of Microeconomics, Creighton University
ECO 205, Principles of Macroeconomics, Creighton University