Historian of 20th century economic thought, public policy, and urban politics.
Daniel is a graduate of New York University's History Ph.D program. His dissertation, entitled “In Debt to Growth: Real Estate and the Political Economy of Public Finance in New York City, 1880-1973,” explores the intersection of urban planning and fiscal policy in American cities between the Gilded Age and the Postwar eras. He defended his dissertation in May of 2020 under the supervision of Andrew Needham, Thomas Sugrue, Kim Phillips-Fein, Mason Williams, Owen Gutfreund, and Robin Einhorn.
His writing has been featured in the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the Journal of Tourism History, the Harvard Business History Review, and the Journal of Social History. His research has received support from the Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics, and the Jefferson Scholars National Fellowship (formerly the Miller Center National Fellowship in Politics and History), and has been awarded the Bessie and George Levy Prize for Excellence in American History at New York University. He has taught undergraduate courses as the instructor of record at NYU Shanghai, the Tandon School of Engineering, Hunter College, the College of Staten Island, City College, and Bronx Community College. He has also served as a curatorial fellow at the Museum of the City of New York, and director of research for Civworld at Demos.