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

Publications

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

Appointments

Visiting Professor
European University Center for Peace Studies [2009–2009]
Garrey Carruthers Professor of Honors
The University of New Mexico [1997–1997]
Consultant
Los Alamos National Laboratories [1994–1996]
Vice Chair
Transition Taskforce for the State of Texas [1991–1993]
Professor
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]

Projects

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

Grant Proposal, Research Proposal Referee

MacArthur Foundation, Grant Proposal. 1990, 1996

U.S. Department of State, Science Centers Program. 2002.  Grant Reviewer. Proposal on “Perfecting of Methodology for Counter-Accident Contingency Management Systems Planning at Nuclear and Chemical Hazardous Production Facilities Employing New Information Technologies” (ISTC #2279). Evaluation was for use by science advisors to the State Department at Los Alamos, Sandia, Lawrence Livermore and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, to determine whether proposal should be funded.

U.S. Department of State, Science Centers Program. 2002.  Grant reviewer. Proposal on “Perfecting of Methodology for Counter-Accident Contingency Management Systems Planning at Nuclear and Chemical Hazardous Production Facilities Employing New Information Technologies” (ISTC #2279). Evaluation was for use by science advisors to the State Department at Los Alamos, Sandia, Lawrence Livermore and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, to determine whether proposal should be funded.Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.2009.  Proposal on outsourcing U.S. military and national security functions.

National Research Foundation of South Africa. 2003.  Grant reviewer. Proposal submitted by academic at the Division of Economics at the University of Natal, for project on military expenditures.

U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 2003. Lead/technical grant reviewer.  Fourteen grant proposals on terrorism and intelligence networks, valued at $250,000 to $900,000; lead reviewer for four proposals and technical reviewer for all fourteen proposals.

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.

Affiliations

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

Funding

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]