Daniel Sánchez-Piñol is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University.
He earned a B.S. in economics from Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Ecuador and a M.A. in Austrian economics from King Juan Carlos University (URJC) in Spain. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, Daniel was a research fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute during the summer of 2016.
Daniel has also served as a referee for the journal Procesos de Mercado: Revista Europea de Economía Política and contributed to public policy research for several organizations including Inteligencia Estrategica, Centro de Estudios Economicos y Sociales (CEES) and Periodista Digital. He has been invited as a guest speaker for events sponsored by the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation in Liechtenstein and for the Instituto Juan de Mariana in Spain. He has also taught introductory economics at Universidad Vicente Rocafuerte in Ecuador.
In his professional experience, Daniel had been involved in projects of financial risk management for the banking industry covering the financial markets of Ecuador, Spain, Panama, Portugal, Andorra, Mexico and Brazil.
His research interests include financial economics and development economics.