Political Violence and Policy Conference - 2018

The Center for Global Collective Action, University of Texas at Dallas, is sponsoring its eighth annual academic conference on political violence and policy, which will bring together senior and junior scholars, who are doing significant research on this topic.

Each year, the conference includes participants from previous conferences along with new participants. The intent of the conference is to try to establish linkages among the significant contributors to the study of political violence and policy. The interdisciplinary orientation is an essential feature of the conference.

Participants will present research papers that explore political violence and policy using theoretical (e.g., game theory and rational choice models) and empirical methods (e.g., time series and panel estimations).

Participants are coming from the American University of Sharjah (UAE), University of the Basque Country (Spain), Pennsylvania State University, Hebrew University, University of California - Irvine, University of Arizona, Utah State University, University of Essex (UK), University of Thessaly (Greece), CIDE (Mexico), University of Amsterdam, University of Pittsburgh, Michigan State University, American University, University of Warwick, and the National Defense Academy of Japan. There are also a number of paper presenters and participants from the University of Texas at Dallas. The conference includes scholars from economics and political science.

There are sixteen papers in total to be presented. Some of the best papers will be refereed for inclusion in a special issue of the Public Choice. The seven previous conferences resulted in special issues of Economics & Politics (November 2009), Journal of Conflict Resolution (April 2010), Journal of Peace Research (May 2011), Public Choice (December 2011), Southern Economic Journal (April 2013), Oxford Economic Papers (January 2015) and Public Choice (December 2016). The conference is on May 17-18, 2018 in Cecil H. Green Hall 2.302.

Political Violence and Policy Conference
University of Texas at Dallas
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
May 17-18, 2018
Sponsored by Center for Global Collective Action
Director: Todd Sandler