Daniel D'Amico

William Barnett Professor in Free Enterprise Studies
Associate Professor of Economics

Office Location
348 Miller Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Business
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 15
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(561) 870-5941
Fax Number
(504) 864-7970
E-mail Address
Personal Website


Ph.D, George Mason University, 2008
M.A., George Mason University, 2006
B.B.A., Loyola University New Orleans, 2004

Short Bio

Daniel J. D’Amico completed his economics Ph.D. from George Mason University in 2008 with field examinations in Constitutional Political Economy and Austrian Economics. His doctoral 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.

Daniel’s research has been published in a variety of scholarly outlets including Public Choice, Advances in Austrian Economics, The Journal of Private Enterprise, The Review of Austrian Economics, and the Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics. He sits on the editorial board of Studies in Emergent Order and is on the executive committee for the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. Daniel is an affiliated scholar with The Ludwig von Mises Institute, the Molinari Institute, the workshop in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at George Mason University and the INWARD Study Center on Urban Creativity at Sapienza University in Rome.

Daniel is the William Barnett Professor of Free Enterprise Studies and an Assistant Professor of Economics at Loyola University in New Orleans where he has received awards for teaching, research and service. He is also the faculty advisor for the Loyola Economics Club.

Daniel’s current research is focused upon applying insights from various political economy perspectives including Austrian Economics, Public Choice Theory and New Institutional Economics to understand the processes of social change as they occur surrounding punishment and incarceration throughout history and in the United States today.

Daniel adheres to the fundamental belief that ideas matter.

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Crime and Punishment

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