Todd Allee

Assistant Professor - Government and Politics

Todd Allee received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan as well as an M.Sc. in Government from the London School of Economics and a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from the University of Missouri. He previously served on the faculty at the University of Illinois. His research focuses on international organizations, international trade, the World Trade Organization (WTO), foreign direct investment, dispute settlement, and territorial conflict resolution.

Current research projects explore the hidden effect of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism in deterring unrealized trade disputes, domestic political explanations for trade conflict, the impact of WTO accession on trade, the design and effects of bilateral investment treaties, and the role of Members of Congress and anti-protection forces in U.S. trade policymaking. He is the author of The Democratic Peace and Territorial Conflict in the Twentieth Century (with Paul K. Huth, Cambridge University Press) as well as more than a dozen articles and book chapters that employ political economy approaches and quantitative methods to explain the escalation and settlement of trade, investment, and territorial disputes. His work has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, International Organization, The World Economy, International Studies Quarterly, and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Articles by Dr. Allee:

Contingent Credibility: The Impact of Investment Treaty Violations on Foreign Direct Investment

Delegating Differences: Bilaterial Investment Treaties and Bargaining Over Dispute Resolution Provisions

Failure to Deliver: The Investment Effects of US Preferential Economic Agreements

The Divergent Effects of Joining International Organizations: Trade Gains and the Rigors of WTO Accession


  • Todd Allee
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Center for International Development and Conflict Management
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