about me

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, Graduate Public Economics, and Intermediate Microeconomics.

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, Political Analysis and the Journal of Law and Economics. He has also authored or co-authored twenty-two books.

He serves on numerous editorial boards, including Global Policy, American Political Science Review, Review of International Organizations, Defence and Peace Economics, and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

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, the World Bank, and UNIDO.

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Selected Books

Selected Articles

“Terrorist Signalling and the Value of Intelligence,” (with Daniel G. Arce) British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 37, No. 4, October 2007, pp. 573-586.

“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.

“Immigration Policy and Counterterrorism,” (with Subhayu Bandyopadhyay), Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 110, February 2014, pp. 112-123.

“An Evaluation of INTERPOL's Cooperative-Based Counterterrorism Linkages,” (with Daniel Arce and Walter Enders), Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 54, No. 1, February 2011, pp. 319-337.

contact info

E-mail: tsandler@utdallas.edu
Home Page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~tsandler
Office Phone: (972) 883-6725
Fax: (972) 883-6486
Office: GR 2.539 (Green Hall)
Mail Address:
Todd Sandler
University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021