Daniel Klein is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute; Professor of Economics and JIN Chair at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he leads a program in Adam Smith; Associate Fellow of the Ratio Institute; and Chief Editor of Econ Journal Watch. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University and he has been an Associate Professor of Economics and General Director of the Civil Society Institute at Santa Clara University; a Visiting Fellow in the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University; Visiting Scholar at the City University in Stockholm; Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine; and Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Stanford University. He is co-editor with Alexander Tabarrok of the Independent Institutes web site, FDAReview.org.
His books include Knowledge and Coordination: A Liberal Interpretation; The Half-Life of Policy Rationales: How New Technology Affects Old Policy Issues; Curb Rights: A Foundation for Free Enterprise in Urban Transit; What Do Economists Contribute?; Reputation: Studies in the Voluntary Elicitation of Good Conduct; A Plea to Economists Who Favor Liberty: Assist the Everyman; Assurance and Trust in a Great Society; and Three Libertarian Essays. His articles have appeared in Planning and Markets, The Independent Review, Constitutional Political Economy, Knowledge, Technology and Policy, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Economics & Philosophy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic History, Economics and Politic, Law & Society Review, and other scholarly journals.