Kevin D. Gomez

Kevin D. Gomez


Florida State University
DeVoe L. Moore Center Tallahassee, FL 32306-2220

850-644-3849
gomek916@gmail.com

EDUCATION

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

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

A.A., Valencia College, 2014

EMPLOYMENT

DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University

Business Manager

2021 - Present

Tallahassee Community College

Instructor of Economics

2021 - Present

Heider College of Business at Creighton University
Instructor of Economics

2018-2021

Institute for Economic Inquiry at Creighton University

Program Manager

2018-2021

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“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.

Policy Papers and Briefings

“Precaution Can Kill: Chemical Benefits and Regulatory Risks” (with Diana W. Thomas and Ryan Yonk), Independent Institute Briefing, May 15, 2020.

Current Projects

“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

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: “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]

PUBLIC TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS

“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.

EVENTS HOSTED

“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

COURSES TAUGHT

ECO 203, Principles of Microeconomics, Creighton University

ECO 205, Principles of Macroeconomics, Creighton University

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