Dr. Daniel J. Smith

Director of the Political Economy Research Institute & Associate Professor of Economics

Dr.  Daniel J. Smith
(615) 904-8485
Room N242, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
MTSU Box 0190, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, George Mason University (2011)
  • MA, George Mason University (2009)
  • BBA, Northwood University (2007)
  • AA, Northwood University (2007)

Areas of Expertise

Public Choice, Political Economy, Austrian Economics, Public Pensions, and Monetary Institutions

Biography

Dr. Daniel J. Smith is the Director of the Political Economy Research Institute and Associate Professor of Economics in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. His academic research and policy work uses Austrian and public choice economics to analyze private and public governance institutions. His first book, Money and the Rule of Law: Generality and Predictability in Monetary ...

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Dr. Daniel J. Smith is the Director of the Political Economy Research Institute and Associate Professor of Economics in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. His academic research and policy work uses Austrian and public choice economics to analyze private and public governance institutions. His first book, Money and the Rule of Law: Generality and Predictability in Monetary Institutions (Cambridge University Press), coauthored with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander W. Salter, will be released in July 2021. His research is published in academics journals, such as Public ChoiceEconomics of Governance, and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and in chapters in books published by Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Wiley-Blackwell. Dr. Smith has been interviewed on radio and television outlets across the nation and has published op-eds in newspapers, including The Wall Street JournalInvestor's Business Daily, and CNBC.com. Daniel received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. 

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