Todd Allee is Associate Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland.  His research focuses on international organizations, international trade, the World Trade Organization (WTO), foreign direct investment, dispute settlement, and territorial conflict resolution. He is the author of The Democratic Peace and Territorial Conflict in the Twentieth Century (with Paul K. Huth, Cambridge University Press) as well as of more than 20 articles and book chapters that employ political economy approaches and quantitative methods to explain the origins, escalation, and settlement of trade, investment, and territorial disputes.  His current research explores the design of trade and investment agreements using a variety of statistical and text-analysis methods.  His work has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, International Organization, World Politics, World Economy, International Studies Quarterly, and Journal of Conflict Resolution. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and previously served on the faculty at the University of Illinois.  

Areas of Interest

  • Trade, investment, dispute settlement, treaties, and international organizations.
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT761 International Political Economy Fall 2019 Syllabus
GVPT200 International Political Relations Fall 2018 Syllabus
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