Daniel L. Bennett

Research Professor, John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise at Baylor University

Daniel L. Bennett is a Research Professor at the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise at Baylor University. Prior to joining Baylor University, he was a Transfer Pricing Economist at PwC and an Assistant Professor of Economics at Patrick Henry College. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University and undergraduate and master’s degrees from Ohio University. His research examines the links between institutions and public policy, entrepreneurship, and economic development. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Economic Policy, Empirical Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Institutional Economics, Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Social Philosophy & Policy, Small Business Economics, 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, Institute for Economic Affairs, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; as well as op-eds in popular media outlets such as Forbes, The Hill, Richmond Times-Dispatch, and The New York Times.

Recent Research by Daniel L. Bennett

— Sep 12, 2019
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2019 Annual Report

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