Assistant Professor of Economics
Loyola University New Orleans
Daniel J. D’Amico completed his economics Ph.D. from George Mason University in 2008 with field examinations in Constitutional Political Economy and Austrian Economics. His doctoral dissertation, “The Imprisoner’s Dilemma: The Political Economy of Proportionate Punishment,” was awarded the Israel M. Kirzner Award for best dissertation in Austrian Economics by the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics.
Daniel’s research has been published in a variety of scholarly outlets including Public Choice, Advances in Austrian Economics, The Journal of Private Enterprise, and the Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics. He sits on the editorial board of Studies in Emergent Order and is on the executive committee for the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. Daniel is an affiliated scholar with The Ludwig von Mises Institute, the Molinari Institute, the workshop in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at George Mason University, and the INWARD Study Center on Urban Creativity at Sapienza University in Rome. Lastly, Daniel is a regular panelist on Freedom Watch hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano - a daily national television show aired on the Fox Business network.
Daniel is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans and has received University awards for teaching, research and service. His current research is focused upon applying various political economy perspectives including Austrian Economics, Public Choice and New Institutional Economics to understand the processes of social change surrounding punishment and incarceration through history and in the United States today.
Daniel adheres to the fundamental belief that ideas matter.
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