Clint Peinhardt

Clint Peinhardt

UT System Regents' Outstanding Teacher
Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy
PhD Advisor for Public Policy and Political Economy
GR 2.804
Clint Peinhardt's Webpage
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


Cavallo, Paulo, and Clint Peinhardt. "Inward FDI and Right-to-Work Laws in the United States."  Business & Politics 23, no. 3: 406--418. 2021 - publications
Arel-Bundock, Vincent, Clint Peinhardt, and Amy Pond. "Political Risk Insurance: A New Firm-Level Dataset." Journal of Conflict Resolution 64, no. 5: 987--1006.  2020 - publications
Peinhardt, Clint, Alisha Kim, and Viveca Pavon-Harr. “Deforestation and Environmental Provisions in the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement.” Global Environmental Politics 19, no. 2: 53–76. 2019 - Publication
Manger, Mark, and Clint Peinhardt. “Learning and the Precision of International Investment Agreements.” International Interactions 43, no. 6: 920–940. 2017 - Publication
Peinhardt, Clint, and Rachel Wellhausen. “Withdrawing from Investment Treaties but Protecting Investment.” Global Policy 7, no. 4: 571–576. 2016 - Publication
Peinhardt, Clint, and Todd Allee. “Political Risk Insurance as Dispute Resolution.” Journal of International Dispute Settlement 7, no. 1: 205–224. 2016 - Publication
Peinhardt, Clint, and Todd Sandler. Transnational Cooperation: An Issues-based Approach. Oxford University Press. 2015 - Book
Allee, Todd, and Clint Peinhardt. “Evaluating Three Explanations for the Design of Bilateral Investment Treaties.” World Politics 66, no. 1: 47–87. 2014 - Publication


University of Texas at Dallas [2019–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2013–2019]
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2005–2013]
Visiting Lecturer
The University of Michigan [2004–2005]
Assistant to the President
Birmingham-Southern College [1995–1998]

Additional Information

Teaching Experience
  • Global Politics (Issue-based International Politics Course)
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • Political Economy of Multinational Corporations
  • International Political Economy (Graduate)
  • International Organizations (Graduate)
  • Game Theory for Political Scientists (Graduate)
  • Regression Analysis (Graduate)
  • Politics in Business (MBA)
University and Professional Service
 Service at The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Committee on Educational Policy, 2013-2019
    • Chair, 2015-2019
    • Graduate Council, ex officio
    • Committee on Undergraduate Education, ex officio
    • Core Curriculum Committee
  • SACS Leadership Team, 2015-2018
  • International Education Fund Scholarship Committee, 2014-current
  • Ad hoc Political Science Merger Committee, Chair, 2014
  • Program Committee for both Political Science and PPPE, various
 Service to the Profession
  • Reviewer for: American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Business and Politics, Cambridge University Press, Comparative Political Studies, CQ Press, Economics & Politics, European Journal of International Law, Global Policy Journal, International Organization, International Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Israeli National Science Foundation, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Electoral Studies, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of International Relations and Development, Journal of Social Science Research, Journal of Politics, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Oxford University Press, Political Research Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Polity, Public Choice, Research & Politics, Review of International Political Economy, Review of International Organizations, Sustainability, Swiss National Science Foundation, Taylor & Francis, (US) National Science Foundation, World Politics, World Trade Review
Teaching Interests
  • International Political Economy
  • International Organizations
  • Multinational Corporations/Enterprises
  • Formal and Computational Modeling
  • Econometrics

News Articles

Political Science Prof Illuminates a Complex Topic
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.”