I was born in Demarest, New Jersey in 1982 but my family moved to South Florida when I was very young. I grew up in Boca Raton, FL and attended Pope John Paul II High School.
I went to Loyola University New Orleans from 2000 - 2004, double majoring in economics and marketing. After completing an honors thesis and graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration, I entered the Economics Ph.D. program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
I defended my dissertation, “The Imprisoner’s Dilemma: The Political Economy of Proportionate Punishment,” in May of 2008. Finally, I have since returned to New Orleans as an Assistant Professor of Economics back at my alma mater Loyola.
Four words to describe myself, “I think ideas matter.”
I like music, golf, bowling, collecting vinyl, photography, film and other cool stuff.
About Me
Name: Daniel J. D’Amico
Age: 27
Birthday: August 31, 1982
Contact Information
Address:        6363 St. Charles Avenue
                        Miller Hall 325, Box 15                      
                        New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Email:            danieljdamico@gmail.com
Phone:            561-870-5941
Academic Appointment
Assistant Professor of Economics
Joseph A. Butt S.J. College of Business
Loyola University New Orleans
2004 - 2008        George Mason University
                            *PhD Economics (dissertation defense: May 2008)
                            *MA Economics (spring 2006)
2000 - 2004        Loyola University New Orleans
                            *BBA Economics and Marketing, Honors
Awards, fellowships, honors
2010                        Mercatus Center visiting summer fellowship
2009                        Sir John M. Templeton essay contest, honorable mention
2009                        MBA student association’s Faculty Member of the Year
2008                        Institute for Humane Studies summer research fellowship
2008                        Israel M. Kirzner Award for best dissertation in Austrian Economics
2007                        Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize
2007 - 2008            Ciocca Dissertation Fellowship with The Mercatus Center
2007, 2005, 2004    Ludwig von Mises Institute summer fellow
2004 - 2006            3 H. B. Earhart Fellowships
2006                        Richard E. Fox Prize for best paper
2005                        Mercatus graduate student summer fellowship
“[W]hat is wrong with these policy debates is precisely that they do not dare to be utopian enough. that is, they confine their attention to minor modifications in the established and badly rusted out political machinery instead of trying to imagine the substitution of a fundamentally different approach altogether. What is needed is a radical perspective, both in addition to a scientific perspective and as a logical consequence of it. We need to locate the root cause of the social maladies we have endured and stop combating their symptoms (National Economic Planning: What is Left?, p. 16).”
--Don Lavoie