Monday, March 11, 2013

UNO's Alexis de Tocqueville Project Hosts Final Talk in "Lecture on Liberty" Series

Dan DomicoThe Alexis de Tocqueville Project at the University of New Orleans rounds out its "Lectures on Liberty" on Thursday with a discussion led by a New Orleans economist on the role of incarceration in society.

The Alexis de Tocqueville Project at the University of New Orleans rounds out its "Lectures on Liberty" on Thursday with a discussion led by a New Orleans economist on the role of incarceration in society.

Daniel D'Amico, who is the William Barnett Professor of Free Enterprise Studies and an assistant professor of economics at Loyola University - New Orleans, will give a talk entitled, "The Role of Incarceration in Tocqueville's America," at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 in Room 236 of the Liberal Arts Building. Free, public parking is available in the West Road Lot immediately adjacent to the Liberal Arts Building. The talk is free and open to the public and is the Tocqueville Series last lecture of the spring semester.

D'Amico received a doctorate in economics in 2008 from George Mason University, where he conducted field examinations in constitutional political economy and Austrian economics. His doctoral dissertation, "The Imprisoner's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Proportionate Punishment," won an international award. At Loyola University in New Orleans, D'Amico has received awards for teaching, research and service. His current research applies insights from various political economy perspectives including Austrian economics, public choice theory and new institutional economics to understand historical and current processes of social change surrounding punishment and incarceration.

D'Amico has published work on these heady topics in Public Choice, Advances in Austrian Economics, The Journal of Private Enterprise, The Review of Austrian Economics, and The Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics. He sits on the editorial board of Studies in Emergent Order and is on the executive committee for the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. D'Amico is also an affiliated scholar with The Ludwig von Mises Institute, the Molinari Institute, the workshop in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at George Mason University and the INWARD Study Center on Urban Creativity at Sapienza University in Rome.

His faculty web page at Loyola University says "Daniel adheres to the fundamental belief that ideas matter."

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