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Daniel Bennett

Research Professor - Entrepreneurship
Research Professor - Entrepreneurship
Research Professor - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Email:  Daniel_Bennett@baylor.edu
Homepage:  www.BennettEcon.com
Campus Phone:  254710416
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98011
Waco, TX  76798-8011
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation¬†210.01

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

  • Young Scholars Award, Mont Pelerin Society (May 22, 2019)
  • 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

  • Member, Academy of Management (July 1, 2018 - Present)
  • 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 Business Venturing, 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, Fraser Institute, Institute for Economic Affairs, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; 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).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"The Consequences of Forgiving $1.5 Trillion in Student Loans," (coauthors: Anne Bradley).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Infrastructure investments and entrepreneurial dynamism in the U.S.," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. forthcoming.

"Is it the Economy, Stupid? Economic Policy, Economic Performance, and the Incumbent Advantage in State Gubernatorial Re-elections," European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. forthcoming (coauthors: Jason Long).

"Public Infrastructure Investment, Institutions, and Economic Dynamism in the United States," Vol. 1.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Memo to employers: do the right thing."

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"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).

Presentations and Proceedings

"Local Economic Freedom & Creative Destruction," Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Boston, MA, August 2019.

"The Historical Prevalence of Infectious Diseases and Global Innovation," Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Boston, MA, August 2019 (coauthors: Boris Nikolaev).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"External Enablers of Entrepreneurial Activity: Current and Future Developments," presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Boston, MA, August 2019.

"Researching National Innovation Ecosystems: Institutions, Infrastructures, and Firms," presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Boston, MA, August 2019.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Local Economic Freedom & Economic Dynamism," presented at the Measuring Economic Freedom: Utilizing Indices in Your Research, Dallas, TX, August 2019.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Local Economic Freedom & Firm Dynamism," presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Conference, Babson Park, MA, June 2019.

"Culture, Institutions and Development I," presented at the Public Choice Society Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, March 2019.

"Egalitarian Institutions & Gender Inequality," presented at the Public Choice Society Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, March 2019 (coauthors: Matthew Bonick).

"Empirical Public Policy & Entrepreneurship," presented at the Public Choice Society Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, March 2019.

"Local Economic Freedom and Creative Destruction in America," presented at the Public Choice Society Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, March 2019.

"Capitalism: Villain or Saint?," presented at the Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, November 2018.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Public Infrastructure Investment, Institutions, and Economic Dynamism in the United States," Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2018, Vol. 1.
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