UT Dallas to Host Terrorism Conference for Scholars
May 15, 2008
Is the perception of terrorist risk after 9/11 affecting the downtown Chicago real estate market? How does the effect of terrorism impact global oil stock prices? Are terrorism and internal conflict impeding Asia’s growth? How have insurance for terrorism changed since 9/11? What are the most effective counterterrorism policies?
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Senior and junior scholars from around the country will meet at UT Dallas on Thursday and Friday to present papers on these and other topics related to terrorism and policy.
This academic workshop, which will bring together economists and political scientists who are doing significant research on terrorism, is sponsored by the Center for Global Collective Action, in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.
Todd Sandler, the Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy, directs the center and organized the conference. “The variety of research topics really illustrates how diverse and far-reaching the effects of terrorism can be,” he said.
In addition to Sandler, UT Dallas professors Daniel Arce, Kevin Siqueira, Patrick Brandt, Jennifer Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres and UT Dallas graduate student Khusrav Gaibulloev, all from the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, will present papers.
Conference participants are coming from national and international institutions such as Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, New York University, University of Alabama and the National Defense Academy in Japan.
The best papers from this conference will be refereed for possible inclusion in special issues of Economics and Politics, and Defense and Peace Economics, two journals that cross the fields of economics and political science.