Daniel J. D'Amico

Daniel J. D’Amico is the Associate Director of The Political Theory Project and a Lecturer in Economics at Brown University where he teaches and coordinates student programs dedicated to the study of institutions and ideas that make societies free, prosperous, and fair. Before beginning at Brown in 2015, Daniel was awarded the level of Associate Professor of economics at Loyola University New Orleans, where he garnered awards for teaching, research, and service.

Daniel completed his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in 2008. His 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. In 2011 Daniel's paper, "The Prison in Economics: Private and Public Incarceration in Ancient Greece," was awarded the Gordon Tullock Prize for the best paper published in the journal Public Choice by a scholar under the age of forty.

Daniel’s current research is focused upon the political economy of punishment and incarceration throughout history and around the world. He has been published in a variety of scholarly outlets including the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, the Journal of Institutional EconomicsPublic Choice, and the Journal of Comparative Economics. Daniel is currently the co-editor of Advances in Austrian Economics, a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, an affiliated scholar with the workshop in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at George Mason University, and a co-founder of the Carl Menger Essay Contest.

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