Colin O'Reilly

Colin W. O'Reilly

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Colin O'Reilly

Associate Professor of Economics
Director – Menard Family Institute for Economic Inquiry
Heider College of Business

Creighton University
​2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Colin O’Reilly received his PhD in Economics from Suffolk University in 2014. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Economics at Creighton University and is the Director of the Menard Family Institute for Economic Inquiry. Colin’s research focuses on institutions that promote economic development, in particular institutions that facilitate recovery from violent conflict. In addition, he has published on the impacts of regulation and the distribution of income. His articles have appeared in peer reviewed journals including Public Choice, Economica, and World Development.

Access the state capacity dataset from: O’Reilly and Murphy, An Index Measuring State Capacity, Economica. Forthcoming.
Find Mercatus policy briefs describing the regressive effects of regulation on US states. Work completed with Dustin Chambers.