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About Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.

Art Diamond has graduate degrees in philosophy and in economics from the University of Chicago, and is currently writing a book entitled “Openness to Creative Destruction:  Sustaining Innovative Dynamism” (2019).
He has been on the faculty at The Ohio State University, and is now Professor of Economics at the UNO College of Business Administration, where he has been a recipient of the UNO Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity.
The UNO Department of Economics presented Diamond with their “Outstanding Economics Graduate Teacher” award in 2007. His past research has resulted in over 60 articles that have appeared in journals such as Science, Economic Inquiry, Theory and Decision, Journal of Economic History, Econ Journal Watch, History of Political Economy, Journal of Human Resources, Research Policy, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Independent Review, and Review of Austrian Economics. His nonacademic contributions include the script for “Frank Knight and the Chicago School,” and postings on The Journal of Private Enterprise in 2010 presented Diamond with their “Best Educational Note Award.” Among his recent published articles are: “The Epistemology of Entrepreneurship” and “Seeking the Patent Truth: Patents Can Provide Justice and Funding for Inventors.”


Present Professor of Economics, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, Foundation for Economic Education Faculty Network
Member, Heritage Foundation Resource Bank
Member, Intercollegiate Studies Institute Speaker's Bureau
Founding Member, International Network for Economic Method
Graduate Adviser, Department of Economics, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Graduate Council, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Faculty Senate, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Strategic Planning Council, College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Founding Member, World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research
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Honors and Awards

  • 4th Most-Cited Article in Journal of Private Enterprise (Scholarship/Research) 2013
  • The Journal of Private Enterprise's Best Educational Note Award (Teaching) 2010
  • Runner-up in Fraser Institute Essay Contest for Excellence in the Pursuit of Measurement (Scholarship/Research) 2009
  • Outstanding Economics Graduate Professor (Teaching) 2007


1981 Other, University of Chicago ‐ Economics
1978 MA, University of Chicago ‐ Economics
1978 PhD, Philosophy of Science using Economics, University of Chicago ‐ Philosophy
1974 MA, University of Chicago ‐ Philosophy
1974 BA, Wabash College ‐ Philosophy

Contact Information

Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.
(402) 554-3657 (office)
(402) 554-2853 (fax)
Dept. of Economics
Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182-0048


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