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Todd M Sandler
Endowed Professorship-Economic, Political & Policy Sciences
Office MailstopMail Box: GR31, GR2539, Room No.: GR2.539 
Email Address  tsandler@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-6725    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.EconomicsState University of New York at Binghamton1971
 M.A. State University of New York at Binghamton1970
 B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton1968
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Research Interests
  • Public Economics and Public Choice
  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • Study of Terrorism
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
  • Defense and Peace Economics
  • International Trade and Finance
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forthcoming
"Nato Burden Sharing 1999-2010: An Altered Alliance," (with Hirofumi Shimizu), Foreign Policy Analysis, Vol. 9, forthcoming 2013.
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forthcoming
"Terrorist Attack and Target Diversity: Changepoints and Their Drivers," (with Charlinda Santifort and Patrick T. Brandt) Journal of Peace Research, forthcoming 2012 or 2013.
Magazine/newsletter articles
forthcoming
"Public Goods and Regional Cooperation for Development: A New Look," Integration & Trade Journal, Vol. 17, forthcoming.
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forthcoming
"The Analytical Study of Terrorism: Taking Stock," Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 51, forthcoming 2014.
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2014
"Foreign Direct Investment, Aid, and Terrorism," (with Subhayu Bandyopadhyay and Javed Younas) Oxford Economic Papers, forthcoming 2014.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2006-presentVibhooti Shukla ProfessorEconomics and Political Economy University of Texas at Dallas
2005-2008ProfessorInternational Relations, Economics, and Law, Law School University of Southern California
2000-2008Robert R. and Katheryn A. Dockson ProfessorInternational Relations and Economics University of Southern California
1996Visiting Fellow  University of Keele
1996Visiting Distinguished Scholar  University of Newcastle, Australia
1995-2000Distinguished ProfessorEconomics and Political Science Iowa State University
1990Honorary Fellow  University of Wisconsin-Madison
1986-1995Professor  Iowa State University
1985-1986Professor  University of South Carolina
1983Visiting Fellow  University of York, UK
1981-1982Visiting Fellow  Australian National University
1980Visiting ScholarInstitute of Social and Economic Research University of York, UK
1979-1985Professor  University of Wyoming
1979Visiting Fellow  University of Aberdeen, Scotland
1976-1979Associate Professor  University of Wyoming
1974-1975Visiting Assistant Professor  State University of New York at Binghamton
1971-1975Assistant Professor  Arizona State University
 News Articles
Profs Find Interpol's War on Terrorism Paying Off
UT Dallas News Center
Interpol redefined its mission after 9/11 by committing a share of its worldwide resources to combating terrorism — and that effort appears to be paying off in a big way, UT Dallas researcher Dr. Todd Sandler said.
 
“According to our calculations, Interpol gets about $200 in gain for every $1 it spends on the fight against terrorism,” said Sandler, the Vibhooti Shukla professor of economics and political economy in UT Dallas’ School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. “That’s a big payback.”
 
These findings could affect how individual governments evaluate the return on investment for their own anti-terrorist programs and may encourage greater intelligence cooperation among nations, he said.

Economist Earns Top 5 Ranking Worldwide
UT Dallas News Center
Dr. Todd Sandler placed fifth in a new, worldwide ranking system for public economists that accounts for the quality of journals in which the economists publish and the number of times other authors cite their work.
 
“Dr. Sandler’s ranking in this study reflects the caliber of his research and the value his peers place on his work by citing it,” said Dr. Brian Berry, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, where Dr. Sandler teaches and conducts research.
 
The standings, published in the Journal of Public Economic Theory, place higher value on published articles with individual authors. The creator of the rankings, Francesc Pujol, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Navarra in Spain, believes counting citations and factoring a journal’s esteem is a better yardstick by which to measure the long-term quality of an author’s work.

Terrorism Study Questions Immigration Policies
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A study of immigration trends and terrorism threats finds that nations could benefit from taking a proactive approach to controlling immigration of non-skilled workers from countries that harbor terrorists.
 
Dr. Todd Sandler, Vibhooti Shukla professor of economics and political economy in UT Dallas’ School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, said many nations clamped down on the influx of highly trained workers following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Several of the hijackers involved in that event were college-educated, seemingly successful professionals.
 
 But Sandler called terrorism “unskilled intensive,” in its source country. He said national security plans don’t benefit as much from limiting skilled immigration as from carefully monitoring the number of unskilled laborers entering a country from nations perceived as breeding grounds for terrorist

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Major Areas
  • Public Economics and Public Choice 
  • Applied Microeconomic Theory 
  • Defense and Peace Economics 
  • International Political Economy 
  • International Relations 
  • Study of Terrorism 
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Economics 
  • International Trade and Finance 

Courses Taught
Intermediate Micro; Intermediate Macro; Mathematical Economics; Graduate Seminar in Micro; Graduate Micro I; Graduate Micro II; Graduate Macro I; Principles of Economics (Micro, Macro); Graduate Seminar in Public Finance; Public Choice; Environmental Economics; Graduate Managerial Economics; Graduate Welfare Theory; Graduate Theory of Public Goods and Externalities; Honors Microeconomic Principles, Honors Seminar on Terrorism; Undergraduate Public Finance; Seminar in Economics and Security; International Policy Analysis; Global Economy; International Terrorism and Liberal Democracy, Graduate Public Finance; Honors Game Theory; and Political Economy of Terrorism. 

Honors and Grants
  • Principal Investigator, Department of Homeland Security, CREATE grant, “Understanding Counterterrorism in a Globalized World,” $75,000, October 2006 to September 2007; $100,000, August 2007 to September 2008; $130,000, October 2008 to September 2009; $130,000, October 2009 to September 2010; $65,000, January 2011 to September 2011; $50,000 October 2011 to September 2012; $25,000, October 2012 to September 2013. 
  • Principal Investigator, Asian Development Bank Institute grant, “The Impact of Terrorism and Internal Conflict on Growth in Asia,” $10,000, April 2008 to September 2008. 
  • Duncan Black Award for best article in Public Choice, 2005. 
  • Co-recipient National Academy of Sciences Award for Behavioral Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War, 2003. 
  • Principal Investigator, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affair, EGDI grant, “Regional Public Goods,” $40,000, April 2001 to February 2002. 
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of York, October 1999-September 2002, October 2003 to September 2006. 
  • Annual Award for Excellence in Honors Teaching for 1998. One award given per year for best honors teacher at Iowa State University. 
  • NATO-EAPC Research Fellowship, 1998-2000. 
  • Quality of Communication Award, American Agricultural Economics Association 1998 for book, Global Challenges: An Approach to Environmental, Political, and Economic Problems, first prize. 
  • Quality of Communication Award, Honorable Mention, American Agricultural Economics Association, 1997 for co-authored book, The Theory of Externalities, Public Goods, and Club Goods, 2nd Edition. 
  • Visiting Distinguished Scholar, University of Newcastle, Australia, May-June 1996. 
  • Quality of Research Excellence Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, August 1995 for co-authored paper, “Agricultural Research Expenditures in the U.S.: A Public Goods Perspective,” first prize. 
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences College Outstanding Teacher at the Introductory Level, 1995. 
  • Visiting Fellow, Federalism Research Centre, Australian National University, May-July 1994. 
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Policy Reform, Washington, DC, 1994. 
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation grant SBR92-22953 “Alternative Theories and Tests of Alliance Behavior, Environmental Pacts, and Global Collective Action,” $85,680, June 1, 1993 to November 30, 1994. 
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Policy Reform, Washington, DC, 1993. 
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Policy Reform, Washington, DC, 1992. 
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Policy Reform, Washington, DC, 1990-91. 
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation grant SES89-07646 “The Economics of Terrorist Negotiations, The Effectiveness of Terrorist-Thwarting Policies, and Related Issues,” $97,711, July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1991. 
  • Australian National University Fellowship, 1981. 
  • NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Sciences (NSF) June 1977 to June 1978. 
  • National Defense Education Association Fellowship (Title IV) Texas A & M, September 41968. 
  • State University of New York at Binghamton Fellowship, September 1969 to June 1970

Editing and Other Activities
Editor of Special Issues
  • Editor of special symposium of Southern Economic Journal on “Advances in the Study of the Economics of Terrorism,” Vol. 79, No. 4, April 2013.
  • Editor of special issue of Public Choice on “The Many Faces of Counterterrorism,” Vol. 149, No. 3-4, December 2011. 
  • Editor of special issue of Journal of Peace Research on “New Frontiers of Terrorism Research,” Vol. 48, No. 3, May 2011. 
  • Editor of special issue of Journal of Conflict Resolution on “Terrorism and Policy,” Vol. 54, No. 2, April 2010. 
  • Co-Editor of special issue of Defence and Peace Economics on “Security Challenges and Threats in a Post-9/11 World,” Vol. 16, No. 5, October 2005. 
  • Co-Editor of special issue of Journal of Conflict Resolution on “The Political Economy of Terrorism,” Vol. 49, No. 2, April 2005. 
  • Co-Editor of special issue of Defence and Peace Economics on “Internal and External Threats: Defence Economics Analysis,” Vol. 14, No. 6, December 2003. 
  • Co-Editor of special issue of Defence and Peace Economics on “Economic Analysis of Civil Wars,” Vol. 13, No. 6, December 2002. 
  • Guest Editor of special issue of Journal of Conflict Resolution on “Economic Analysis of Conflict,” Vol. 44, No. 6, December 2000. 
  • Co-Editor of Tenth Anniversary issue of Defence and Peace Economics, Vol. 11, No. 1, February 2000. 
  • Editor of special issue of Defence Economics on Terrorism, Guerrilla Warfare, and Insurrections, Vol. 3, No. 4, November 1992. 
  • Co-editor of Journal of Conflict Resolution for the June 1982 issue.
Current Editorial Boards 
  • Editorial Board, American Political Science Review, June 2012 on. 
  • Chairman, Editorial Board, Journal of Conflict Resolution, April 2004 on. 
  • Editorial Board, Defence and Peace Economics, January 1995 on. Advising Editor from January 1999 on. 
  • Editorial Board, Global Policy, September 2009 on. 
  • Editorial Board, Simulation and Gaming, January 2009 on. 
  • Associate Editor, Review of International Organizations, January 2006 on. 
  • Editorial Board, Terrorism and Political Violence, January 2004 on. 
  • Editorial Board, Nação e Defesa, March 2002 on. 
  • Editorial Board, European Review of Economics and Finance, January 2002 on. 
  • Editorial Board, Public Finance Review, July 2000 on. 
  • Associate Editor, Bulletin of Economic Research, February 2000 on.
  • Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly, January 1999-December 2003, January 2004-December 2008, January 2009-December 2013. 
  • Advising Board Member for Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism, Duskin Publishing Group, 1989 on.

Past Editorial Boards

  • Editor of Defence Economics, September 1988-December 1994. (First issue appeared January 1990). 
  • Editorial Board, International Studies Perspectives, January 2007-December 2009. 
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Political Science, January 2006-December 2009. 
  • Editorial Board, Fiscal Studies, June 2000-September 2010. 
  • Advisory Board on book series, Institutional Analysis, University of Michigan Press, edited by Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, 1999-2005. 
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Public Economic Theory, May 1997-December 2005. 
  • Editorial Board, Social Science Quarterly, March 1996-April 2005. Editorial Council on Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, January 1986 to December 1987, reappointed for January 1992-December 1993, reappointed for January 1994 December 1995, January-December 1996, January-December 1997, 
  • January-December 1998, January-December 1999, January-December 2000, January December 2001. 
  • Editorial Board on Monograph Series in World Affairs, University of Denver, Graduate School of International Studies, 1979-1990. 
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, January 1988 to January 1990. 
  • Editorial Board on Sage Series on Comparative Economy and Public Policy, 1975 to 1978. 
  • Associate Editor, Intermountain Economic Review, September 1972 to June 1974.
Other Activities
  • Executive Board, International Defense Economics Association, 1990 on. 
  • Executive Board Member of Economists Allied Against the Arms Race (ECAAR), Israel Section, 1994 on. 
  • Reviewer for NSF, major economics journals, and major political science journals.

Consultancy
  • 1980 on Consultant to book publishers 
  • October 1983 to October 1984 Consultant on “The Economics of Defense in 1980s,” A grant given by the Office of Net Assessment, Department of Defense. Principal investigator in charge of the assessment of the U.K., France, and West German's future in NATO. Project coordinator was David Denoon, New York University. 
  • Summer 1987 Consultant with David Denoon, James Murdoch on a project for 30 U.S. Department of Defense. 
  • September 1990-96 Consultant for Institute of Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA. 
  • 1998-99, 2001-05 Consultant and author for Global Public Goods Projects for UN Development Program. 
  • 1999 Author of paper for a project, Market Augmenting Governance, IRIS, University of Maryland. 
  • 1999 Project on reforming foreign assistance for Overseas Development Council. 
  • 1999-2002, 2005 Consultant for World Bank on various projects. 
  • 2001 Author of paper for a project on Health-Promoting Global Public Goods, Institute for Global Health, University of California at San Francisco. 
  • 2002, 2011-13 Consultant for Inter-American Development Bank on projects on Regional Public Goods 
  • 2004-2005 Consultant for the International Task Force for Global Public Goods, Stockholm, Sweden. 
  • 2006-2007 Senior advisor on global public goods for UNIDO, Geneva, 
  • Switzerland.

Professional Memberships
  • American Economic Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • China Economic Association
  • International Defense Economics Association
  • LIST Society
  • Public Choice Society
  • Public Economic Theorist Association
  • Royal Economic Society
  • Southern Economic Association
  • Western Economic Association
  • International Studies Association

Honors and other Recognitions
  • Co-recipient National Academy of Sciences Award for Behavioral Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War, 2003.
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of York, York, UK, October 1999-September 2002, October 2003 to September 2006, October 2006 to present.
  • Visiting Distinguished Scholar, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, May 1996 to June 30, 1996.

Awards and Fellowships
Awards
  • Runner-up best article of the year, Journal of Peace Research, 2009, for co-authored paper, “Hostage Taking” Determinants of Terrorist Logistical and Negotiation Success.”
  • Duncan Black Award for best article in Public Choice, 2005.
  • Annual Award for Excellence in Honors Teaching for 1998. One award given per year for best honors teacher at Iowa State University.
  • Quality of Communication Award, American Agricultural Economics Association 1998 for book, Global Challenges: An Approach to Environmental, Political, and Economic Problems, first prize.
  • Quality of Communication Award, Honorable Mention, American Agricultural Economics Association, 1997 for co-authored book, The Theory of Externalities, Public Goods, and Club Goods, 2nd Edition.
  • Quality of Research Excellence Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, August 1995 for co-authored paper, “Agricultural Research Expenditures in the U.S.: A Public Goods Perspective,” first prize.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences College Outstanding Teacher at the Introductory Level, 1995.
 
Fellowships
  • NATO-EAPC Research Fellowship, 1998-2000.
  • Visiting Fellow, University of Keele, UK, Fall semester 1996.. 
  • Visiting Fellow, Federalism Research Centre, Australian National University, May-July 1994.
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Policy Reform, Washington, DC, 1994.
    • Senior Fellow, Institute for Policy Reform, Washington, DC, 1993.
    • Senior Fellow, Institute for Policy Reform, Washington, DC, 1992.
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Policy Reform, Washington, DC, 1990-91.
  • Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 1990 to June 1, 1990.
  • Visiting Fellow, University of York, U.K., August 1983 to October 1983 and May 1984 to July 1, 1984.
  • Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, September 1981 to December 1981 and May 1982 to September 1982.
  • Australian National University Fellowship, 1981.
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of York, U.K., Summer 1980.
  • Visiting Fellow, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, June to July 1979.
    • NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Sciences (NSF) June 1977 to June 1978.
  • National Defense Education Association Fellowship (Title IV) Texas A & M, September 1968.
  • State University of New York at Binghamton Fellowship, September 1969 to June 1970.

Professional and University Citizenship
  • Professional activities and committees
  • Editorial Board, American Political Science Review, June 2012 on. 
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Global Policy, September 2009 on. 
  • Editorial Board, Simulation and Gaming, January 2009 on.
  • Editorial Board, Defence and Peace Economics, January 1995 on. Advising Editor from January 1999 on.
  • Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly, January 1999-December 2003, January 2004-December 2008, January 2009-December 2013.
  • Associate Editor, Bulletin of Economic Research, February 2000 on.
  • Associate Editor, Review of International Organizations, January 2006 on.
  • Chairman, Editorial Board, Journal of Conflict Resolution, April 2004 on.
  • Editorial Board, Terrorism and Political Violence, January 2004 on.
  • Advising Board Member for Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism, Duskin Publishing Group, 1989 on.
  • Editorial Board, Nação e Defesa, March 2002 on. 
  • Editorial Board, European Review of Economics and Finance, January 2002 on. 
  • Editorial Board, Public Finance Review, July 2000 on.
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Political Science, January 2006-December 2009.
  • Editorial Board, International Studies Perspectives, January 2007-December 2009.
  • Editorial Board, Fiscal Studies, June 2000-September 2010.
  • Advisory Board on book series, Institutional Analysis, University of Michigan Press, edited by Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, 1999-2005.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Public Economic Theory, May 1997-December 2005.
  • Editorial Board, Social Science Quarterly, March 1996-April 2005.
  • Editorial Council on Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, January 1986 to December 1987, reappointed for January 1992-December 1993, reappointed for 
  • January 1994-December 1995, January-December 1996, January-December 1997, January-December 1998, January-December 1999, January-December 2000, JanuaryDecember 2001.
  • Editorial Board on Monograph Series in World Affairs, University of Denver, Graduate School of International Studies, 1979-2005.
  • Editor of Defence Economics, September 1988-December 1994. (First issue appeared January 1990).
  • Executive Board, International Defense Economics Association, 1990-2000.
  • Executive Board Member of Economists Allied Against the Arms Race (ECAAR), Israel Section, 1994-2000.
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, January 1988 to January 1990.
  • Editorial Board on Sage Series on Comparative Economy and Public Policy, 1975 to 1978.
  • Associate Editor, Intermountain Economic Review, September 1972 to June 1974.
  • Reviewer for NSF, major economics journals, and major political science journals.

University Activities and Committees
  • Director of the Center for Global Collective Action – Fall 2006 to present
  • Guitar Advisory Committee in Arts and Humanities – Fall 2007 to present
  • Presentation at Chancellor’s Council on January 26, 2007
  • Presentation on Terrorism at Scholar’s Day in February 2007
  • Advisory Committee on Research – 2008-2010, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Committee on Education Policy – 2010-2011

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