Diana W. Thomas is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Economic Inquiry in the Heider College of Business at Creighton University, and Co-Editor of The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy. She received her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University, and she previously served as Assistant Professor of Economics in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
A member of the Executive Board of the Public Choice Society and former President of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, she is the recipient of the Gordon Tullock Prize for the Best Paper Published in Public Choice, Outstanding Paper Award in the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Researcher of the Year from the Department of Economics and Finance at Utah State University, and William P. Snavely Award from George Mason University,
A contributor to numerous volumes, she is the author of articles in such scholarly journals as Applied Economics, The Independent Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Private Enterprise, Journal of Public and Municipal Finance, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Kyklos, Public Choice, Review of Austrian Economics, Southern Economic Journal, and Supreme Court Economic Review. And, her popular articles have appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Washington Times, Salt Lake Tribune, and Lincoln Journal Star.