Dr. Daniel J. Smith

Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Research Institute

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

Fields: Public Choice, Austrian Economics, Political Economy

Topics: Monetary Institutions, Public Pensions, Term Limits, Occupational Licensing, Informal Institutions 

Biography

Daniel J. Smith is the Director of the Political Economy Research Institute and Professor of Economics in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. He serves as the North American Co-editor of The Review of Austrian Economics and is the President-elect of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. His academic research and policy work uses Austrian and public choice economics to analyze private and public governance institutions. H...

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Daniel J. Smith is the Director of the Political Economy Research Institute and Professor of Economics in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. He serves as the North American Co-editor of The Review of Austrian Economics and is the President-elect of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. His academic research and policy work uses Austrian and public choice economics to analyze private and public governance institutions. He is the co-author of Money and the Rule of Law: Generality and Predictability in Monetary Institutions (Cambridge University Press), written with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander W. Salter, and The Political Economy of Public Pensions (Cambridge University Press), written with Eileen Norcross. His research is published in academics journals, such as Public ChoiceEconomics of GovernanceConstitutional Political Economy, and The Review of Austrian Economics, and in chapters in books published by Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Wiley-Blackwell. Smith has published numerous op-eds in national and regional outlets, including in the Wall Street JournalThe HillInvestor's Business Daily, and CNBC.com. Daniel received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and a B.B.A. in economics and finance from Northwood University. 

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Courses

Honors Principles of Economics 

Graduate Public Choice