Daniel Sutter is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Texas, Pan American. Previously, he was at the University of Oklahoma (1995-2006). He has a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University (1993) and a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1987).

Dr. Sutter has published over seventy academic journal articles, in journals including Economic Inquiry,Southern Economic Journal, Public Choice, Weather and Forecasting, Natural Hazards Review, and Risk Analysis. His research interests include the impact of weather hazards, the value of weather forecasts, the economics of the news media and news bias, and constitutional economics. He is a Senior Affiliated Scholar of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he has worked on their Hurricane Katrina project and has co-edited symposia on Hurricane Katrina for the Southern Economic Journal and the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis. His research on weather hazards has examined tornado casualties, the value of tornado shelters, hazards mitigation and the housing market, the determinants of societal vulnerability to hurricanes, and the value of hurricane forecasts.