Lloyd Dumas

Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy
Tags: Public Policy Political Economy

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Economics
Columbia University - 1972
M.S. - Industrial and Management Engineering
Columbia University - 1968
B.A. - Mathematics
Columbia University - 1967

Research Areas

Lloyd J. Dumas
  • national and international security
  • terrorism
  • technological disaster
  • code of ethics for international economic development advisors and consultants
  • global climate change
  • economic transition
  • economic development
  • military spending
  • conversion of military-oriented facilities and workforces to civilian activity


Dumas, Lloyd J. The Peacekeeping Economy: Using Economic Relationships to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous and Secure World. New Haven: Yale University Press, forthcoming. Print. 2011 - Publication
Dumas, Lloyd J., Janine R. Wedel and Greg Callman. Confronting Corruption, Building Accountability: Lessons from the World of International Development Advising. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Print. 2010 - Publication
Dumas, Lloyd J. The Technology Trap: Where Human Error and Malevolence Meet Powerful Technologies. New York: Praeger, 2010. Print. 2010 - Publication
Dumas, Lloyd J. "Economic Conversion." 2008. Shaping the Network Society: Patterns for Participation, Action and Change  . Ed. Douglas Schuler. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2008. 231-233. Print. 2008 - Publication
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology (Vol. 13, No.3, 2007), Taking the Profit Out of War , Review of Profiting from Peace: Managing the Resource Dimensions of Civil War, by Karen Ballantine and Heiko Nitschke (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2005). 2007 - Publication
Dumas, Lloyd J. An Economic Approach to Peacekeeping and Peacemaking. The Economics of Peace and Security Journal. 2006, 1(2). www.epsjournal.org.uk 2006 - Publication
The Economics of Peace and Security Journal (www.epsjournal.org.uk), Vol.1, No.2 (July 2006), An Economic Approach to Peacekeeping and Peacemaking 2006 - Publication
UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Peace Processes, D. Fischer, section editor, (Geneva: UNESCO, 2005), 5400 word entry, Economic Conversion, Demobilization and Reintegration 2005 - Publication
American Economics Association Website (http://www:aeaweb.org/annual_mtg_papers/2005 papers.html) Bang for the Buck: The Real Effects of Military Spending on Security . 2005 - Publication
Achieving Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cost Effective Alternatives to the Military, Geoff Harris, editor (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, 2004), Building Security Through Democracy and Balanced Economic Relationships (Chapter Six). 2004 - Publication


Visiting Professor
European University Center for Peace Studies [2009–2009]
Garrey Carruthers Professor of Honors
The University of New Mexico [1997–1997]
Los Alamos National Laboratories [1994–1996]
Vice Chair
Transition Taskforce for the State of Texas [1991–1993]
The University of Texas at Dallas [1983–Present]
Adjunct Scholar
CATO Institute [1982–1990]
Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [1979–1983]
Associate Professor
Columbia University [1974–1979]
Assistant Professor
Columbia University [1973–1974]
Assistant Professor
City University of New York [1973–1973]


Conflict and Development: The Bi-Directional Relationship
2018–2018 Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meetings (Washington, DC: January 2003) - Chaired Roundtable session Conflict and Development: What Have We learned?, speaker on Conflict and Development: The Bi-Directional Relationship.
Corruption, Nepotism and Allocative Efficiency
2018–2018 Southwestern Economics Association, Annual Meetings (Corpus Christi, Texas: March 2004) - Discussant on paper, Corruption, Nepotism and Allocative Efficiency in session on Institutional Economics , and chair of session Technology and Innovations .
Shattering Illusions: The Real Threats to Security in the Post Cold War World
2018–2018 World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Winners of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize) (Washington, DC: speaker on Shattering Illusions: The Real Threats to Security in the Post Cold War World .
The Role of Police Work, Economic Development, and Political Development in Countering Terrorism
2007–2007 2nd Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Global Security (Istanbul, Turkey: June 14-16, 2007) sponsored by the Turkish National Police (1300 attendees from 82 countries) -presented paper The Role of Police Work, Economic Development, and Political Development in Countering Terrorism
Development and Peace: A Virtuous Circle? Exploring the Power and Limits of the Relationship
2006–2006 Tenth Annual International Conference on Economics and Security (Thessaloniki, Greece: City College, June 22-24, 2006) - presented paper, Development and Peace: A Virtuous Circle? Exploring the Power and Limits of the Relationship .

Additional Information


United Nations General Assembly, Committee of the Whole -Special Session on Disarmament

and Development (June 9, 1988), oral and written testimony on "Preparing for Peace".

U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Conversion Commission - made recommendations for
effective conversion of bases and military industry to civilian use (Wash, D.C.: Aug. 25,

U.S. Congress, House Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology - Hearings on the
"Role and Balance of Federal R&D Support" (June 18, 1987), oral and written testimony on
Economic Effects, with Jerome Weisner, former President of M.I.T. and Science Advisor to
the President and Adm. Carroll.

U.S. Department of Energy - Hearings on the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
relating to the Reconfiguration of the Nuclear Weapons Complex; oral and written testimony
(Los Alamos, New Mexico: May 22, 1991.

U.S. Congress, House Armed Services Committee -Hearings on Economic Conversion

Legislation, 98th Congress, 2nd Sess. (Aug.1,1984), written testimony, "Economic
Conversion and National Policy."

U.S. Department of Energy - Hearings on the environmental impact of the Rocky Flats nuclear
weapons plant (Denver, Colorado: May 25, 1978); on planning Rocky Flat's conversion to
civilian activity, and conversion-related environmental impacts.

Democratic Party National Platform Committee (Houston: May 29, 1984) Testified orally with
written supplemental materials on "Jobs, Inflation and the Economy."

New Mexico State Legislature Interim Science, Technology, Energy and Defense Conversion
Committee (Santa Fe: November 22, 1993) Testified orally for about one hour on initiatives
in conversion and technology transfer.

Minnesota State Legislature House Economic Development Committee - Hearings on bill related
to defense dependency (St. Paul, Minnesota: May 9, 1989).

California Senate Select Committee on Investment Priorities and Objectives - Hearings on
defense dependency and economic conversion in California (San Jose, November 30, 1978):
on economic impact of military spending and conversion planning.

Massachusetts State Legislature Joint Committee on Federal Financial Assistance - Hearings on
resolution memorializing Congress to transfer funds from the military budget to State and
local governments (Boston, April 5, 1979).

Connecticut State General Assembly Committee on Planning and Development - Hearing on
proposal to require the State Department of Economic Development to establish a Defense
Conversion Program (New Haven, March 23, 1979).

City of Chicago, Chicago Conversion Commission - Hearings on economic conversion
(Aug.9, 1988) - oral and written testimony.

Interviews and Expert Source, Newspaper and Magazine (partial list)

Newspaper and Magazine (partial list)


National Public Radio News Blog (Washington DC:www.npr.org; May 7,2010) Quoted in “Will a Boycott Cause Arizona Real Pain?” by Alan Greenblatt, on potential impact of Arizona boycott because of harsh immigration laws

World Journal  (New York, NY and Taipei, Taiwan: Chinese language newspaper published in New York and circulated around the U.S)

     1) January 10, 2009 - Quoted on the financial crisis and China’s holdings of US debt securities in story, “Expert’s Perspective: Dr. L.J. Dumas”

     2) September 20, 2008 - Quoted on financial crisis in story, “Wall Street Becomes a Casino”

     3) September 20, 2008 - Quoted in story, “Fed Reduces Interest Rate”

Industry Week.com (July 1, 2008) - Quoted on energy efficiency and clean energy in “Growing the Energy Efficiency Market”

Space Daily (Washington, DC: May 19, 2008) – Quoted on energy efficiency and renewable energy

Barron’s (Dow Jones and Company) (June 12, 2006) - “Hot Topic: Can Economics Save the World From Itself?” by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal (212-416-2750) based on interview and Dumas paper “Seeds of Opportunity”

Dow Jones-Reuters: Factiva: Platts  (June 1, 2006) – quoted in “U of Texas Report Touts Economic Benefits of CO2 Cap”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (April 23, 2006) - Editorial Page Editor editorial reporting on Dumas “Seeds of Opportunity” global warming report (based on telephone editors’ briefing)

The Guardian(London: September 1, 2005) – extensively quoted in “Why City’s Defenses Were Down”

Pravda (Moscow: September 6, 2005) – quoted in “Katrina Is to Undermine Bush’s Authority” 


Associated Press/Seattle Times (November 16, 2003) - 160 word quote in “Fast Iraq Construction Could Mean Lost Money”.

United Press International (Washington, DC: Feb 4, 2003) – quoted on space shuttle disintegration in “Think Tanks Wrap-Up” release

Washington Post (Aug 16, 2003)- quoted on implications of NE power failure in “Unplugged” by J. Achenbach

Pravda (Russia) (Dec 9, 2003) – quoted on nuclear “bunker busters” in article, “The Cockroaches Are Celebrating”.

Space Daily (Feb 4, 2003)– quoted in “Space Exploration Has Been A History of Sky-High Risks”

San Francisco Chronicle (Feb 4, 2003) – quoted in “Nuclear-Powered Spacecraft Plan Feared”

Miami Herald (Feb 2, 2003) – quoted in “Tech Keeps Brevard’s Economy Humming: County Fears Trickle Down of NASA Cuts”

Manila Times (Manila, Philippines: Aug 23, 2003) – quoted in “Laissez-Faire Legacy Leaves New York in the Dark”.

Village Voice (New York City: Jan 8-14, 2003) – quoted in “Where Democracy Fails, Terrorism Grows in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Business Finance (Magazine for CFO’s: October 2002) – quoted in “The High Cost of Corporate Crime”.

Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore: newspaper in Chinese, Oct.22, 2002)

Telepolis (German language web-basedpublication: June 2002) – quoted in, “Uber drekige Bomben und Saubermanner”, on terrorist “dirty bombs”.  

Financial Times (London: Aug 8, 2001) - on clean coal technology; used as background, along with short quote.

Novaya Gazeta (Moscow: June 25-27, 2001) This Russian national daily newspaper published excerpts from an interview and translated excerpts from my book, Lethal Arrogance.

La Razon (Madrid: Oct 27, 2001) - quoted extensively in "El Terror Nuclear Cabe en un Maletin"

Atlanta Constitution (September 12, 2001) - quoted in "Experts: Globalization, Technology Victims of Terrorism"

Wired (Computer magazine:December 2001) - quoted in article, "A Shock to the System"

Newsday (Long Island, NY: September 25, 2001)- quoted in "A History of Violence: Terrorism on US Soil is Nothing New"

San Diego Union-Tribune (Oct 1, 2001) - quoted extensively in "Hazardous Materials Threat Assessed"

Dallas Morning News  (Jan 25, 2002) - quoted in "Bush Tax Cuts Central to Race"


Financial Times (London: December 24/25, 1999) - article, "Fear of Terrorism Rises as Millennium Nears", by N. Dunne entirely focused on interview and material in my book, Lethal Arrogance.

Reuters News Service (December 20, 1999) - several short paragraphs of quotes, in "Despite Y2K, Flight to Hills Fails to Emerge" (as reprinted, for example, in ABCnews.com).

Darwin Magazine (Premier issue of magazine for corporate CIO's:April 2000) - interview on human factors and dangerous technologies, "Don't Touch That Dial". 

Dallas Morning News  (Dallas: January 3, 2000) - column by Jim Landers, Washington Bureau about my work, "Technology Advances Provoke Consequences".

office.com website (Winstar Communications: March 16, 2000) - interviewed for "New Technologies Pose Serious Threats to Human Safety", by Terry Perkins.

Dallas Morning News  (Dallas: April 11, 1999) - quoted in lead editorial, "Missile Defense".

Boston Herald (Boston: December 24, 1999) - extensively quoted in "As Millennial Anxiety Rises, Experts Advise Calm, Caution."

Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington, DC: November 27, 1998) - quoted in "An Anthropologist Faults Academics for Offering 'Misguided' Assistance to Former Soviet Bloc Nations".

HN (Netherlands: May 2, 1998) - quoted in "Wie Weet Nog Waar Biara Ligt? by Anton Foek.


Ouest France (Brest, France: May 27, 1994) - “Etats-Unis: Un Effort de Facade?”

Le Dauphiné Libéré (Grenoble, France: May 8, 1993) - "La Paix plus Couteuse que la Guerre?".

Journal-Gazette (Ft. Wayne, Indiana: April 11, 1993) – quoted extensively in "The Power of Sanctions", with special boxed insert of "Dumas' Proposal" for special UN committee.

Dallas Morning News  (Dallas: February 13, 1995) - Lee Cullum, "Is Defense Spending Still Too High?" editorial based on interview.


New York Times (September 20, 1992) - quoted in "Arms Makers: Rather Fight Than Switch".

The Day (New London, Connecticut: October 31, 1992) – extensive interview on economic conversion in this heavily military dependent area, "People Just Didn't Want to Hear about It".

D Magazine (June 1992) - short story about my conversion work in “Swords into Market Shares"

Glamour Magazine (March 1991) - quoted on energy conservation in editorial “Take Your Foot Off the Gas and Start Controlling Your Life”

Greek Cypriot Daily Newspaper (Cyprus: Jan.21, 1991) - report of lecture on the "International Peacekeeping Economy"

Dallas Morning News  (June 16, 1991) - lengthy feature story interview “Profile” beginning on the first page of the Business Section, “Waging Economic Warfare: Plant Conversion Idea Becomes Defensible”.  (Jan. 10, 1991)- quoted, “GD Outcome Angers Conversion Experts”

Dallas Times Herald (Feb.17,1991) - quoted, “Precision, Not Military Might, Will Be the Future of Warfare”

Dallas Times Herald (Sept.8, 1991) - quoted in editorial "Sell DISD Ross Building:  Take One Floor for Administration"

Dallas Times Herald (Nov. 3, 1991) - quoted in editorial "Will Infrastructure Investment Reverse National Recession?"

San Jose Mercury-News (Jan. 27, 1991) - quoted in “Tech Prowess Went to Guns, Not Consumers”.

Austin American-Statesman (July 14, 1991) - feature story “Conversion Views Find Acceptance”

Amarillo Globe-'News (July 11, 1991) -interview, “Professor: Pantex Will Be Future Crisis”

Duluth News-Tribune (Jan. 29, 1991) -report on lecture, “Scholar Condemns Arms Race”


Los Angeles Times(Feb. 28, 1990) - quoted in “County Defense Firms Told They Should Diversify”.

Los Angeles Times (Feb.14, 1990) - quoted in “Economic Conversion Planning Must Begin Now” (Letter to the Editor).

Los Angeles Times (May 28, 1990) - quoted in “Agran Betting Big on Idea of Peace Profits”.

Boston Globe(Aug.19, 1990) - quoted in “Public Could Rebel at Political, Economic and Human Cost of a War”.

Chronicle of Higher Education(Jan. 10, 1990) - quoted in “Economists Say Plan to Trim U.S. Defense Budget May Force Rethinking of National Security Goals”.

Texas Monthly(Feb. 1990) - quoted in "The Price of Peace".

Dallas Morning News  (Feb. 21, 1990) -' interview, "Economist Urges 'Conversions' of Defense Plants to Civilian Use".

Dallas Morning News (Jan. 28, 1990) - quoted, "Girding for Peace".

Dallas Morning News(Jan. 31, 1990) - quoted, "Bush Budget Criticized".

Dallas Morning News (Feb.8, 1990) - quoted,"Peace Dividend Could Boost Business".

Dallas Morning News (Aug. 5, 1990) - quoted, "Eroding Defense". 

Dallas Times-Herald (Jan.30, 1990) - quoted, "Austin Considers Base Alternatives".

Dallas Times-Herald (May 14, 1990) - quoted, lead editorial, "Beyond Defense     Industry".

Huntsville News(Huntsville, Alabama) (May 11, 1990) - "Dumas vs. War-Based Economy" column.

Huntsville News (May16,1990)-Expert:Defense Cuts Don't Mean Disaster for Area

Huntsville Times(Huntsville, Alabama: May 16, 1990) - interview,       "Convert to Civilian Economy, Professor Warns".

Arizona Daily Star(Tucson: May 1, 1990) -interview, "Retooling For Peace Is America's Next Challenge".

Austin American Statesman(Texas: May 13,1990)-     quoted,"Bergstrom".

Times-Record(Brunswick, Maine: Oct. 15, 1990) - quoted, "BIW, Navy Brace for Leaner Times".

Naples Daily News(Florida: Jan. 23, 1990) - report of speech, "Defense Cuts Could Hit Florida, Speaker Warns".


Business Week(June 12, 1989) - quoted in "Fewer Guns Could Mean A Whole Lot More Butter".

Dominion Sunday Times(Wellington, New Zealand: January 29, 1989) - interview, "Counting the Cost of the Frigates".

The Herald(Auckland, New Zealand: January 17, 1989) - interview, "'Heroin Course' on Frigates".

Zealandia(Auckland, NZ: February 5, 1989) - interview, "Frigates Purchase Unwise, Says Visiting Professor".

The Christchurch Press(New Zealand: January 17, 1989) - interview, "Frigate Deal 'Unlikely to Create Jobs'".

The Evening Post(Wellington, NZ) - interview, "Frigate Gains Short Term-Professor" (Jan.16,1989); quoted in "Dyson Fuels Frigates Debate" (Jan.20, 1989).

Dallas Morning News  (December 10, 1989) - quoted in "Defense Plants Face Push to Shift Gears" (front page).

Dallas Times Herald(November 19, 1989) -quoted in "Local Contractors Say Defense Cuts Won't Hurt Them".

In These Times(December 13-19, 1989) - quoted in "Peace Dividend Battle Just Starting to Brew".

Minnesota Daily(Minneapolis: May 10, 1989) - quoted in "Conversion of Defense Industries Debated".

Dallas Observer(May 11, 1989) - interview, "Observations: Resting the Defense".

Quad City Times(Davenport, Iowa: March 5, 1989) - quoted in "Seminar Explores Arsenal Shutdown".


Chicago Tribune(August 10, 1988) - quoted in "Seeking a Nuclear-Free Economy".

Seattle Times and Post-Intelligencer(October 9, 1988) - quoted in "300 Gather to Hear Of N-Weapon Danger".

St. Louis Post - Dispatch(February 22, 1988) - quoted at length in "Fiscal Advice: Beat Swords into Plows".

San Francisco Chronicle(October 5, 1988) - review of The Overburdened Economy.

Dallas Morning News  (June 8, 1988) - subject of article "UTD Professor to Address United Nations Session".

Dallas Times-Herald(June 23, 1988) - quoted in lead editorial "Arms Contracts for Sale".

Dallas-Ft. Worth Business Journal(March 21-27, 1988) - Reporter's Notebook column, "A Lesson on the Future of Defense", based entirely on interview.

Dallas-Ft. Worth Business Journal(July 4, 1988) -quoted in "Government Research Funding Shows Big Jump in Dallas Area".

Dallas-Ft. Worth Business Press(October 17, 1988) - quoted in "County Mines Defense Lode".


L'Espresso(Italy:newsmagazine, Sept.27,1987) - quoted on technical resource diversion,"Un Missile Di Soldi" in Science Section.

Svenska Dagbladet(Stockholm, Sweden's major paper: September 26, 1987) – story "Egna Vapen Storsta Hotet", focused entirely on my speech of that week, with subsequent interview.

Venture(December 1987) - quoted on industrial inefficiency and competitiveness in article about Adm. Bobby Inman by Sweeney.

Technology and Society(magazine of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers: March 1987) - review of The Overburdened Economy.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune(Minnesota: December 7, 1987) - quoted in "INF Treaty Could Provide Windfall to Minnesota Defense Contractors".

Dallas Times-Herald(January 18, 1987) - editorial by Lee Cullum commenting on Op. Ed and explicating analysis in The Overburdened Economy, entitled "How Too Much Military Spending Is Wrecking Our Economy".

Denver Post(February 7, 1987) - OpEd piece by H. Catherwood, "Arms Race Is Distractive", quotes The Overburdened Economy.

Dallas Morning News  (September 10, 1987) - quoted on economic defense dependency and its implications in "Defense:  A Crutch for D-FW".

Columbia South Carolina State(Sept.19,1987)-quoted in "Pending Arms Control Agreement Will Not Affect SRP, Officials Say".

Nuclear Times(Magazine, November/December 1987) - quoted in "Guns or Butter: Economists Debate the Effect of Military Spending on the Economy".

Lynchburg News-Advance(Lynchburg, Virgina: November 16, 1987) - interviewed in "Viewing the Arms Race from the Bottom Line".



Der Spiegel(West German news magazine: July 14, 1986) – two page extensive news story with charts and graphs entitled "Falsche Hoffnung", on analysis in The Overburdened Economy.

New Scientist(British science magazine: June 5, 1986) - quoted on human fallibility issues as they relate to the problem of accidental war in article, "Hush-up on Accidental War".

Sapere(Italian science public affairs journal: December  1986) -  review of The Overburdened Economy entitled "Burro o Cannoni".

Los Alamos Monitor(June 27, 1986) - quoted on role of scientific community in national security, in "Scientists Split on Effectiveness of SDI" [Strategic Defense Initiative].

Albuquerque Journal(June 27, 1986) - quoted in article entitled "Star Wars Splits Top Scientists at Conference".

Arkansas Gazette(Little Rock:  March 6, 1986) -  report on my analysis in "Talent Drain Is Blamed for Inefficient Business".

Arkansas Democrat(Little Rock:  March 6, 1986) - report on my work, "Economist Links U.S. Slip, Loss of Technological Edge".



San Diegomagazine (April 1985) - quoted extensively (roughly 20 column inches) in article entitled "Doing An About Face", on state of the nation's economy.

Dallas Morning News  (August 25, 1985) quoted in article "Area Economy Feeds on Defense Contracts" (beginning on front page of Business section) discussing relationship between noncompetitiveness of US industry and high military spending.

Colorado Springs Sun(April 25, 1985) - quoted extensively in article entitled "Professor:  U.S. Too Reliant on Military".

Cedar Rapids Gazette(Iowa:  March 2, 1985) - interviewed in article "Military Appetite Starving Rest of Economy:  Prof".

Grand Forks Herald(North Dakota:  April 2, 1985) – interviewed in article "Making Tough Choices: Lecturer Warns of Military Drain on U.S. Economy".



Science(November 23, 1984) - quoted commenting on crisis management in book review "Reducing the Risk of War".

Christian Science Monitor(September 11, 1984) -quoted on drain of engineers and scientists in "Do Arms Dollars Hurt Economy?"

Kansas City Star (May 27, 1984) - interviewed in article "Arms Race Is Taking Toll on Economy, Expert Says".

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram (April 13, 1984) -quarter page interview "Defense-Oriented Economy Not Healthy, Economist Says".

Dallas-Ft. Worth Business(February 20, 1984) - interviewed as focus of Newsmakers" section in article entitled "The Bottom Line: The Cost of Defense" by editor.

Daily Oklahoman/Times(Oklahoma City:  November 30, 1984) -interviewed in article "Political Economist Not Optimistic About Success of Nuclear Arms Talks".



Washington Post(January 2, 1983) - article headlined on front page of business section entitled "Economists Find Ideological Ranks Divided".

Domenica del Corriere(Italy, weekly newspaper- March 21, 1983) - interview on human reliability, technical failure and nuclear war

San Diego Union(October 18, 1983) - quoted extensively in article "Military Boom Seen Fading".

Wichita Eagle-Beacon(November 5, 1983) - quoted extensively in report "Peaceful Factories Promoted".



Business Week(May 24, 1982) - 32 line article entitled "Why the Military's Gain may be Industry's Loss", summarizing my talk in New York as May 6 entry in the "Economic Diary" section.

Associated Press Release(dateline Cambridge, U.K.- April 4, 1982) - one of five people quoted in article entitled "Experts Say Millions Would Die in N-War".

Fort Worth Star Telegram(April 28, 1982) - front page, "Is Our Military a Giant Parasite?" focused on lecture in Ft Worth.

Boston Globe(April 27, 1982) - mentioned in article "13 Economists Assail Reagan Defense Budget".

DeGroene Amsterdammer(Dutch Weekly: 21 April 1982) - subject of article headlined "Lloyd Dumas over de onbedoelde kernoorlog: Een Katastrofe zit ineen klein hoekje").

Albuquerque Tribune(April 21, 1982) - "Professor:  Beat Nuclear       Swords into Plowshares".



Toronto Star(Toronto, Canada - Canada's largest circulation newspaper -  January 11, 1981) - quoted in article "Scientists Seek to Slay the Nuclear Ogre".

Arizona Daily Star(Tucson, Arizona's largest circulation newspaper: April 11, 1981 - interviewed in article on front page of financial section.

Rocky Mountain Magazine(May/June 1981) - quoted in "Launch on Warning" by Alan Prendergast.



Dallas Morning News  (January 30, 1980) - "Productivity Slump Said Caused by U.S. Arms Race" by Tom Bayer.

Albuquerque Journal(New Mexico: September 8, 1980) - front page headline story "Professor Urges Civilian Uses of Weapons Lab."

Technology Review(Cambridge, Mass: June/July 1980) - quoted at length in editorial "Inedible Fruits of Military Spending".

Los Angeles Times(Los Angeles, California:  November 10, 1980) interviewed by Tom Redburn for business section.

Electronic Engineering Times(Long Island, N.Y.:  August 4, 1980) extensive quote in editorial "Did Defense Kill Productivity?"

Peninsula Times - Tribune(San Francisco Bay area, California: Jan.7,1980)- quoted in "Science Symposium Speaks Against Arms Race"(along with Linus Pauling, Henry Kendall, Richard Barnet)

Burnley Express(Burnley, England: June 24, 1980) - front page headline story "U.S. Man's Plan to Protect Jobs".



Time Magazine(October 29, 1979) - quoted in cover story "The Price of Power".

The New York Times Magazine(April 29, 1979) - quoted by Richard Barnet in his "Challenging the Myths of National Security."

TheNew York Times(November 19, 1978) - interview by Ann Crittenden on the economic impacts of military spending as part of article "Guns Over Butter Equals Inflation."

TheNew York Times(June 20, 1978) - interpretive interview by Leonard Silk for column,“The Origins of Stagflation" by Silk focused on doctoral dissertation "Inflation Under Cost Pass - Along Management", by B. Y. Hong under my sponsorship at Columbia.

Instructional Activities
Undergraduate Courses Taught: macroeconomics; economic development; international relations;
national and international security; microeconomics; statistics; industrial organization; industrial
economics; urban economics; environmental economics; engineering economy; money and banking;
economics of public issues; economic analysis; national and international security; the arms race;
alternative approaches to national security

Graduate Courses Taught: industry, technology and science policy; macroeconomics; world political
economy; economic development; special topics seminar in macroeconomic theory; workshop/seminar
in economic conversion; industrial economics; economic forecasting; evaluation of industrial operations;
industrial economic strategies and behavior; seminar in energy conservation

Sponsor of various doctoral dissertations; doctoral defense committees (economics, business, industrial
engineering, psychology and sociology) and Ph.D. oral exams

News Articles

Book Warns Against Modern-Day 'Technology Trap'
Professor and Author Highlights Problems with Ever-Stronger Technologies Modern society’s ability to develop more powerful technologies – coupled with the inevitability of human error – could lead to disaster on an unprecedented scale, according to a timely new book by Dr. Lloyd J. Dumas, professor in UT Dallas’ School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. Read more...
Why Can't We Be Friends? Prof Offers Economic Fix
There is hope for peace even among nations that view themselves as enemies, according to UT Dallas professor Lloyd J. Dumas. Dr. Dumas, a political economist in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, recently presented his paper on that subject, “Turning Enemies into Friends: The Role of Economic Relationships in Building Security and Sustaining Peace” at the International Conference on Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution in a Globalizing World in Seoul, South Korea. Dumas argued that national security is mainly a matter of relationships, not military power. He believes that there are two critical steps in turning enemies into friends — reducing mutual hostility and suspicion, and then building strong positive ties and that both can be accomplished by establishing the right kinds of economic relationships.
UT Dallas Professor Lloyd Jeff Dumas To Appear on KERA’s ‘Think’ Radio Program
Dr. Lloyd Jeff Dumas, professor of economics and political economy at The University of Texas at Dallas, will appear on the ‘Think’ interview program on Dallas public radio station KERA on Monday, Feb. 12, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.  

Dumas, along with host Krys Boyd, will discuss the topic of private firms involved in global and strategic, including economic and military, forecasting and intelligence gathering for governments and other clients.

Think is broadcast on 90.1 FM and may also be heard live online at http://www.kera.org/think/.   The program covers a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure and entertainment.
Tired of Football? Tune in Dr. Lloyd ‘Jeff’ Dumas On Nickelodeon Channel Opposite Super Bowl XXXVI
It’s deep into the second half of Super Bowl XXXVI this coming Sunday. Maybe it’s a one-sided contest and your interest is beginning to wane. Or you’re simply tired of another drawn-out season of professional football and wish it would end. Or perhaps you wish you had consumed less of your sister-in-law’s bean dip.

Whatever the reason, you’re ready for a change. Pick up that TV remote and tune in Nickelodeon, the cable television channel for kids. Dr. Lloyd “Jeff” Dumas, a professor of political economy in UTD’s School of Social Sciences, is scheduled to appear on “Nick News,” a newsmagazine show for kids hosted by journalist Linda Ellerbee. In a taped segment, Dumas will discuss terrorism, including the difference between terrorists and freedom fighters, in language understandable to eight- to 13-year-olds, the show’s target audience.


Economists for Peace and Security
1984-present, Fellow (present), Senior Fellow (2005-2009), Board of Directors
Ploughshares Fund
1986-2001, Advisory Board


Asylum Research / Human Rights Initiative
$110,000 - The Overbrook Foundation [2009–2010]
Asylum Research / Human Rights Initiative
$15,000 - Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation [2009–2010]
Building Accountability into International Development Advising in an Age of Diffused Governance
$232,333 - Ford Foundation Grant [2005–2007]
technical reviewer for 14 grant proposals on terrorism and intelligence networks
$250,000-$900,000 - U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice [2003–2003]
Building Accountability into International Development Advising in an Age of Diffused Governance
$179,100 - Ford Foundation Grant [2002–2005]