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Daniel Bennett, PhD

Assistant Professor, Director of the Entrepreneurship PhD program, and Assistant Director of the Center for Free Enterprise, Center for Free Enterprise
College of Business, Room W213
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Daniel Bennett is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director of the Entrepreneurship PhD program, and Associate Director of the Center for Free Enterprise at the University of Louisville. He is also an editor at Small Business Economics. Daniel’s research seeks to better understand how environmental change influences entrepreneurship and innovation, and the implications for regional and national economic development.

His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Institutional Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, and World Development. He has also published numerous book chapters, policy papers, and essays in the popular press.


  • PhD (Economics) Florida State University, 2014
  • MA (Applied Economics) Ohio University, 2008
  • BBA (Finance) Ohio University, 2005

Awards & Honors

Student Champion, 2021

University of Louisville

Best Accepted Paper, 2020, 2021

Academy of Management Annual Conference

Best Accepted Paper, 2019

AOM Entrepreneurship Division

Research Impact Award, 2022

Mid Continent Regional Science Association,

Best paper published in Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy in last decade

Hayek Fund, 2022

Institute for Humane Studies,

Research grant to publish paper open access in Journal of International Business Studies

Recent Research & Publications

Curriculum Vita

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