Dan Hungerman



Dan Hungerman is the Stepan Family Associate Professor of Economics at Notre Dame and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

In 2012 Professor Hungerman was surprised to receive the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  Professor Hungerman has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes in the economics department at Notre Dame; perhaps the class he has taught the most is Principles of Economics. He enjoys teaching both smaller classes and larger ones, and also enjoys teaching both introductory courses and more advanced topics as well.

He came to Notre Dame in 2005 after receiving a PhD in Economics from Duke University.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Miami University in 2000.  His research focuses on how public policy affects charitable activity, and in particular religious activity. He has also published studies exploring the effect of public policies on women’s fertility and child health. His work has appeared in various well-regarded economics journals, and has been funded by the Templeton Foundation, the Metanexus Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and other organizations.