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Speaker set for Lecture Series in Economics and Free Enterprise at Washburn

“Bernanke’s Parting Shot and Obama’s Next Three Years: Opportunities and Threats to the Mid-American Economy,” will be presented  by Ernie P. Goss at the Economics and Free Enterprise Lecture breakfast event at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center at Washburn University. 

No admission will be charged by reservations are required.  Reservations are required by Nov. 26. To make a reservation, call Cathy Bluthardt at 670-1438 or email

Currently the editor of Economic Trends monthly newsletter, Goss is the MacAllister Chair and professor of economics at Creighton University, Omaha, Neb., and director of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colo.

 To gauge regional economic conditions, Goss conducts a monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of 10 states and a monthly survey of supply managers in 12 states. Results of the surveys appear in more than 100 newspapers and other media outlets each month. He has also appeared on CNN, Fox Business News, National Public Television and BBC.

He is author of “Changing Attitudes toward Economic Reform during the Yeltsin Era” (Praeger Press, 2003) and “Governing Fortune: Casino Gambling in America” (University of Michigan Press, 2007). Goss formerly served as a faculty research fellow with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and was a visiting scholarship with the Congressional Budget Office.

The event is hosted by the Washburn School of Business.


Contact:  Dena Anson, 785-670-1711