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Daniel Bennett

Research Professor - Entrepreneurship
Research Professor - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Email:  Daniel_Bennett@baylor.edu
Homepage:  www.BennettEcon.com
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4087

Educational Background

  • PHD - Economics, Florida State University
  • MA - Applied Economics, Ohio Univ Athens
  • BBA - Finance, Ohio Univ Athens

Work Experience

  • Research Professor, Baylor University (September 1, 2017 - Present)
  • Associate Consultant, PwC (July 11, 2016 - August 15, 2017)
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Patrick Henry College (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016)
  • Graduate Research Fellow, Florida State University (August 9, 2010 - May 3, 2014)
  • Research Fellow; Administrative Director, Center for College Affordability & Productivity (August 25, 2008 - July 31, 2010)
  • Contract Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency (October 17, 2005 - August 31, 2007)

Awards and Honors

  • Adam Smith Fellowship, Mercatus Center at George Mason University (2013)
  • Irvin and Peggy Sobel Award, Florida State University Department of Economics (2013)
  • James H. Gapinski Award, Florida State University Department of Economics (2011)

Professional Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Public Choice Society (March 3, 2018 - Present)

Biography

Dr. Daniel L. Bennett is a Research Professor at the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise at Baylor University. Previously, he was and a Transfer Pricing Consultant for PwC and an Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Analytics at Patrick Henry College. Dr. Bennett holds Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University and an MA in Applied Economics and BBA from Ohio University. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Economic Policy, Empirical Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Institutional Economics, Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy, and World Development. Additionally, he has published chapters in edited volumes for Cambridge University Press and Edward Elgar; essays and policy analyses for think tanks such as the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA), Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics (IFWE), and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MIPR); and opinion essays appearing in popular media outlets such as Forbes, The Hill, Richmond Times-Dispatch, and The New York Times.

Publications

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Economic Institutions and Comparative Economic Development: A Post-Colonial Perspective," World Development, Vol. 96, (2017), pp. 503-519 (coauthors: Hugo J. Faria, James D. Gwartney, Daniel R. Morales).

"On the Ambiguous Economic Freedom-Inequality Relationship," Empirical Economics, (June 2016) (coauthors: Boris Nikolaev).

"“Economic Freedom and Happiness Inequality - Friends or Foes?," Contemporary Economic Policy, (June 2016) (coauthors: Boris Nikolaev).

"Factor Endowments, the Rule of Law, and Structural Inequality: Testing the Engerman-Sokoloff Hypothesis," Journal of Institutional Economics, (May 2016), pp. 1-23 (coauthors: Boris Nikolaev).

"Institutions and Well-being," European Journal of Political Economy, (May 2016) (coauthors: Boris Nikolaev, Toke Aidt).

"Give Me Liberty and Give Me Control: Economic Freedom, Control Perceptions, and the Paradox of Choice," European Journal of Political Economy, (2016) (coauthors: Boris Nikolaev).

"A Dynamic Analysis of Economic Freedom and Income Inequality in the 50 U.S. States," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 42-55 (coauthors: Richard K. Vedder).
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