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


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

Awards and Fellowships
  • The University of Texas at Dallas, Special Faculty Development Assignment, 2020
  • The University of Texas at Dallas, Educational Advancement Award, Center for Teaching and Learning, 2019
  • The University of Texas System, Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011-12
  • The University of Texas at Dallas, Special Faculty Development Assignment, 2009
  • The University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2003-2004
  • The University of Michigan, Departmental Dissertation Research Grant, 2001-2002
  •  The University of Michigan, Ford Foundation Seminar for Area Studies in the Social Sciences, 1998-2000, fieldwork in Kazakhstan
  • Institute of Social Studies, Rotary International Fellowship, 1994-1995
Professional Memberships
  •  American Political Science Association
  •  International Studies Association
  •  Midwest Political Science Association

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.”