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Daniel Sutter


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Daniel Sutter is Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center and Professor of Economics at the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University.

A nationally recognized authority on the economics of weather, Professor Sutter has published in top journals in both the social and natural sciences including Applied Economics, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Public Choice, Economics and Wind, Weather and Forecasting, Natural Hazards Review, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics. He has been awarded fellowships and grants by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research.

 Professor Sutter earned his PhD in economics from George Mason University.

Recent Articles and Publications

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August 21, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
Zoning and land use regulation has largely choked off housing construction in many American cities.  This is an unintended but predictable consequence of requiring government permission for building.
June 5, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
Trillions of pieces of plastic are creating huge garbage patches in the world’s oceans.  One company’s efforts to do something about this problem can lead us to rethink some perceived economic wisdom.
June 5, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
The Alabama legislature lowered the minimum age for a truck driver’s (CDL) license to 18 for within-state transport to help alleviate a driver shortage the American Trucking Associations (ATA) says has existed since 2005. 
May 31, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
Several Democratic presidential candidates are proposing raising the top income tax rate to 70 percent. 

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