Daniel J. Smith

Daniel J. Smith

  • Associate Professor of Economics, Troy University
  • Associate Director, Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University

Daniel J. Smith is an Associate Professor of Economics at Troy University and the Associate Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy. He also serves as the Book Review Editor for The Review of Austrian Economics. Daniel received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He has published op-eds in newspapers across the nation, including the Wall Street JournalCNBCThe Daily Caller, and Investor's Business Daily and writes a regular column for Yellowhammer News. 

Published Research

John A. Dove, Daniel J. Smith | Mar 22, 2016
Alabama currently lags behind its regional neighbors and the nation in economic growth and performance. This study undertakes a comprehensive analysis of Alabama's current fiscal situation as well as the reforms necessary to put Alabama on the road to economic prosperity.
Peter J. Boettke, Daniel J. Smith | Dec 2015
Attempting to find the technically optimal monetary policy is futile if the Federal Reserve’s independence is undermined by political influences. F. A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, and James Buchanan each sought ways to improve the performance of the Federal Reserve.
Scott Beaulier, Daniel J. Smith | Oct 2015
One of the lingering questions for development economists is that of economic transition and whether development can be promoted by a strong political leader. Earlier writings on leadership and economic development tend to fall into one of two camps: (1) leaders matter and can contribute positively to economic growth, or (2) leaders seldom have positive effects and, at best, can avoid doing a great deal of harm. This article establishes a third option—a middle-ground position—between these two views.
Daniel J. Smith, Daniel Sutter | Oct 17, 2012
This paper surveys the research on cronyism and the available methods of measuring it—in particular, using surveys to measure the perception of cronyism. We also make suggestions for improving our measurements of cronyism.

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