Clint Peinhardt

Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy and Political Science
Associate Program Head and Director of Graduate Studies for Public Policy and Political Economy
Tags: Political Science Public Policy Political Economy

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Political Science
The University of Michigan - 2004
M.A. - Politics of Development
Institute of Social Sciences - 1996
B.A. - International Studies
Birmingham-Southern College - 1993

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • The interaction between sovereign governments and multinational corporations
    • Political risk and foreign direct investment
    • International financial liberalization
    • Investment treaty-making and investor-state arbitration
  • International investment law
  • Public opinion and economic policymaking
  • Applied game theory


Peinhardt, Clint, and Todd Allee. 2012. Failure to Deliver: The Investment Effects of US Preferential Economic Agreements. The World Economy 35 (6):757-83. 2012 - Publication
Peinhardt, Clint, and Todd Allee. 2011. Devil in the Details? The Investment Effects of Dispute Settlement Variation in BITs. In Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy, edited by Karl P. Sauvant. New York: Oxford University Press. 2011 - Publication
Allee, Todd, and Clint Peinhardt. 2011. Contingent Credibility: The Impact of Investment Treaty Violations on Foreign Direct Investment. International Organization 65 (3):401-32. 2011 - Publication
Allee, Todd, and Clint Peinhardt. 2010. “Delegating Differences: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Bargaining Over Dispute Resolution Provisions.” International Studies Quarterly 54 (1):1-26. 2010 - Publication
Hays, Jude C.; Sean Ehrlich; and Clint Peinhardt. 2005. “Globalization in the Study of Comparative and International Political Economy” International Organization 59:2 (Spring 2005). Pages 473-494. Reprinted in John Ruggie, ed. 2008. Embedding Global Markets: An Enduring Challenge. Ashgate Publishing. 2005 - Publication


Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2005–Present]
Visiting Assistant Professor
The University of Michigan [2004–2005]
Teaching Assistant
ICPSR Summer Program [2001–2018]
Graduate Student Instructor
The University of Michigan [2001–2018]
Adjunct Instructor
Birmingham-Southern College [1998–2018]
Research Assistant
The University of Michigan [1998–2002]
Statistical Software Consultant
ICPSR Summer Program [1998–2003]
Assistant to the President
Birmingham-Southern College [1995–1998]

Additional Information

Teaching Experience
  • Introduction to International Relations (Theory-based Course)
  • Global Politics (Issue-based International Politics Course)
  • International Political Economy
  • Political Economy of Multinational Corporations
  • Pro-seminar in Democratization, Globalization, and International Relations (Graduate)
  • International Political Economy (Graduate)
  • International Organizations (Graduate)
  • Game Theory for Political Scientists (Graduate)
  • Regression Analysis (Graduate)
University and Professional Service
Service at The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Faculty Library Committee, 2011-2012
  • Political Science Lecture Series Coordinator, 2008
  • Political Science Program Committee, 2007-2008
  • Graduate Core Curriculum Committee, 2006-2010
  • Graduate Comparative Politics and International Relations Committee, 2006-present
Service at The University of Michigan
  • Graduate Affairs Committee, Dept. of Political Science, 1999-2000
  • Graduate Student Admissions, Dept. of Political Science, 1999-2000
  • World Politics Search Committee, Dept. of Political Science, 2000-2001
Service to the Profession
  • Reviewer for: American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Business & Politics, Comparative Political Studies, CQ Press, Economics and Politics, International Organization, International Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Electoral Studies, Journal of Politics, Journal of Social Science Research, National Science Foundation, Polity, Review of International Political Economy, Review of International Organizations, Swiss National Science Foundation, Taylor & Francis, and World Politics
Teaching Interests
  • International Political Economy
  • International Organizations
  • Multinational Corporations/Enterprises
  • Formal and Computational Modeling
  • Econometrics
  • Politics of Development and/or Transition

News Articles

Political Science Prof Illuminates a Complex Topic
As Dr. Clint Peinhardt begins his eighth year of teaching at UT Dallas, he will do so with a 2012 UT System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award recognizing his success in the classroom. 

Peinhardt is one of two University faculty members who join 63 others throughout the UT System being honored. 

“I was absolutely thrilled to receive this award,” Peinhardt said. “My UTD colleagues who have received this in the past are amazing instructors, and I am definitely in prestigious company.”