I joined the Government and Politics Department in 2009.  I am affiliated with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM). 

Areas of Interest

  • The onset, duration, expansion, and termination of international and civil conflict.

Recently I have taught courses on:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Conflict
  • Applied Game Theory
  • Regression Analysis
  • Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences
  • Math for Social Sciences

My research is on the onset, duration, and termination of international and civil conflict.  My research can be found in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.  Several of these articles develop and test models of bargaining between actors such as states and rebel groups.  I have also collaborated on laboratory experiments that leverage behavioral economics approaches to tests some of the comparative statics from bargaining models of political conflict.

William Reed
wlr [at] umd.edu
Office Hours
by appointment