Dr. Daniel J. Smith


Daniel J. Smith is an Associate Professor of Economics. He also serves as the Book Review Editor for The Review of Austrian Economics. Daniel was raised in Midland, MI, where he also did his undergraduate at Northwood University. Daniel received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. Dr. Smith's academic research uses both Austrian and public choice economics to analyze market and governmental institutions, including social and economic cooperation, monetary policy and institutions, and public pensions. 

"The qualities of mind...that I seek to emulate: the willingness to question anything, and anybody, on any subject anytime; the categorical refusal to accept anything as sacred; the genuine openness to all ideas; and, finally, the basic conviction that most ideas peddled about are nonsense or worse when examined critically." 

- James M. Buchanan (Economics from the Outside In)

"May we continue to have our differences, for scholarship would be a dull affair without them, but may we continue to have them with respect, affection, and the true spirit of scholarship."

- Donald E. Queller (The Venetian Patriciate)

"The field of science, indeed the whole world of human society, is a cooperative one. At each moment we are competing, whether for academic honors or business success. But in the background, and what makes society an engine of process, is a whole set of successes and even failures from which we have learned."

​-Kenneth Arrow (1986)

"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties."

- John Milton (1644)

Associate Professor of Economics

Book Review Editor, The Review of Austrian Economics