Todd Sandler researches international political economy, defense, environmental issues, international health concerns, terrorism, and public economics.
He received his PhD from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1971. He teaches Honors: Introduction to Game Theory, The Political Economy of Terrorism, Public Finance, and Graduate Public Economics.
Sandler's research has appeared in leading journals in economics and political science, including the American Political Science Review, the American Economic Review, American Journal of Political Science, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Law and Economics. He has also authored or co-authored twenty-one books.
He serves on numerous editorial boards, including American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Bulletin of Economic Research, Defence and Peace Economics, and Fiscal Studies.
Sandler has served as consultant for the United Nations Development Program, the Overseas Development Council, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Inter-American Development Bank, International Task Force for Global Public Goods, and the World Bank.
“Global Terrorism: Deterrence versus Preemption,” (with Kevin Siqueira), Canadian
Journal of Economics, Vol. 50, No. 4, forthcoming November 2006.
“Terrorist Signalling and the Value of Intelligence,” (with Daniel G. Arce) British Journal of Political Science, forthcoming 2006.
“Civil Wars and Economic Growth: Spatial Dispersion,” (with James C. Murdoch), American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 48, No.1, January 2004, pp. 138-151.
“The Participation Decision Versus the Level of Participation in an Environmental Treaty: A Spatial Probit Analysis,” (with James C. Murdoch and Wim Vijverberg), Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 87, No. 2, February 2003, pp. 337-362
“Economics of Alliances: The Lessons of Collective Action,” (with Keith Hartley), Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 39, No. 3, September 2001, pp. 869-896.