Daniel Traficonte

Dan Traficonte smiling against tan backgroundAssociate Professor of Law

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Dr. Dan Traficonte is an Associate Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law and a faculty affiliate of SU’s Autonomous Systems Policy Institute. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Economy at MIT, where he was also a research associate on the Institute-wide Work of the Future Task Force, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His teaching and research focus on law, political economy, innovation, and economic development. His written work has focused in particular on patents and the role of federal R&D programs and university research in shaping science and technology. He has published articles in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Columbia Science and Technology Review, as well as the Cardozo Law Review, and is currently working on a book on the history and political economy of the federal research system.


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Ph.D. 2021
  • Harvard Law School
    J.D. 2017
  • University of Chicago
    B.A. 2013