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Diana W. Thomas

Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Creighton Economic Institute, The Heider College of Business at Creighton University,

Dr. Diana Thomas is a Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Creighton Economic Institute in the Heider College of Business at Creighton University.  A German native, she earned her Diploma in Business Administration from Fachhochschule Aachen and her BS in Finance from George Mason University. After gaining some experience as a junior portfolio manager at a mutual fund management company in Frankfurt, Germany, Dr. Thomas returned to George Mason University to complete her MA and PhD in Economics. Dr. Thomas teaches International Economics, Microeconomics, and Public Choice.

In her research, Dr. Thomas explores the unintended consequences of regulation as well as the role political entrepreneurs play in changing the rules that govern society. She has published in a number of academic outlets including Public Choice, Kyklos, the Southern Economic Journal, and the Journal of Banking and Finance.