Daniel Sánchez-Piñol, Ph.D., was formerly an Economist at the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF). Before joining TPPF, Daniel was a Research Assistant for the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. He has taught economic courses at Texas Tech University, Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, and Universidad Vicente Rocafuerte in Ecuador. For his research and academic achievements, Daniel has been awarded by the Ludwig von Mises Institute (where he was a research fellow in the summer of 2016), the Austrian Student Scholars Conference, and the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation in Liechtenstein.

Daniel has also contributed to public policy research for several organizations including Instituto Juan de Mariana (Spain), Inteligencia Estratégica (Ecuador), Centro de Estudios Económicos y Sociales (Guatemala). In his professional experience, Daniel has been involved in projects of Risk Management for the banking industry, covering the financial markets of Ecuador, Spain, Panama, Portugal, Andorra, Mexico, and Brazil.

Daniel earned his doctorate in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Texas Tech University. He holds an M.A. in Austrian Economics from King Juan Carlos University in Spain and a B.S. in Economics from Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral in Ecuador.