Daniel J. Smith is the Director of the Political Economy Research Institute and a Professor of Economics and Finance in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He is the North American Co-editor of The Review of Austrian Economics, and he has also served as the BB&T Professor of Economic Freedom and Associate Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University.
His books include The Political Economy of Public Pensions (with Eileen Norcross) and Money and the Rule of Law: Generality and Predictability in Monetary Institutions (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander W. Salter). And his articles and reviews have appeared in such scholarly journals as Public Choice, The Independent Review, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Private Enterprise, European Journal of Comparative Economics, Southern Business and Economic Journal, Labour & Industry, Journal of Markets & Morality, Contemporary Economic Policy, Review of Austrian Economics, School System Reform Journal, Journal of Prices & Markets, Journal of Value Inquiry, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Studies in Emergent Order, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Revue d'Économie Politique, Journal of Sport Management.
His popular articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Tennessean, Minnesota Star, The Hill, The Daily Caller, Investors Business Daily, Montgomery Advertiser, The Detroit News, Dallas Morning News, Nashville Business Journal, and Chattanooga Times Free Press.