Dr. Diana Thomas serves as an Associate Professor of Economics and Director at the Institute for Economic Inquiry at the Heider College of Business at Creighton University. Originally from Germany, she obtained her Diploma in Business Administration from Fachhochschule Aachen and a BS in Finance from George Mason University. Her career journey led her to work as a junior portfolio manager at a mutual fund management firm in Frankfurt, Germany. Subsequently, she returned to George Mason University to pursue her MA and PhD in Economics.
Within her research endeavors, Dr. Thomas delves into the repercussions of regulatory actions and the pivotal role played by political entrepreneurs in reshaping the societal rules and norms. Her scholarly contributions have been featured in various publications, including Public Choice, Kyklos, Applied Economics, the Southern Economic Journal, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. At Creighton University, Dr. Thomas teaches Microeconomics and Public Choice.