Daniel J. D'Amico double majored in economics and marketing. After completing an honors thesis and graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration he entered the Economics Ph.D. program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He defended his dissertation, “The Imprisoner’s Dilemma: The Political Economy of Proportionate Punishment,” in May of 2008. He has since returned to New Orleans as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Loyola.