Dr. Daniel J. Smith

Dr. Daniel J. Smith | Assistant Professor of Economics

Expertise: Economic and social cooperation


Dr. Daniel J. Smith is an Assistant Professor at the Johnson Center at Troy University and the Book Review Editor for The Review of Austrian Economics.

His research primarily focuses on studying the institutions that emerge to foster economic and social cooperation between socially distant, or even hostile, groups. In an article published in The Review of Austrian Economics, he explored the institutions that emerged to facilitate trade between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Medieval Spain, resulting in a period of relative peace and prosperity. He has also published research detailing how similar institutions have emerged in other diverse contexts, such as disaster-stricken communities (The Independent Review), among competitors in the Tour de France (Journal of Sport Management), and even among brawling soccer hooligans (Revue d'Économie Politique). He has published op-eds in newspapers across the nation, including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Investor's Business Daily.

Dr. Smith earned his bachelor's degree in economics, banking and finance and business administration from Northwood University in 2007, his master's in economics from George Mason University in 2009 and his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason in 2011.

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