Professor and Director
International Political Economy
Brad Dillman has broad expertise in international political economy, Middle East politics, the illicit global economy, and intellectual property. His current research focuses on global illegal transactions such as smuggling, trafficking, and intellectual property rights violations. He is writing a book on the illicit global economy, including trafficking of drugs, arms, and humans, as well as smuggling of antiquities, wildlife, tobacco, blood diamonds, hazardous waste, and illegal timber. Dillman is co-author of the 6th edition of the widely used Introduction to International Political Economy textbook (Routledge, 2014). He has written book chapters on the illicit global economy and the Middle East. Dillman’s earlier interests focused on the political economy of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco. He published the book State and Private Sector in Algeria (Westview Press, 2000), as well as works on the North African political economy. Dillman taught previously at the American University in Cairo (1995-1998) and at Koc University in Istanbul (1998-2002). Other publications include the chapters “Illicit Economies and Reconstruction in Iraq, Palestine, and Algeria,” in Rebuilding Devastated Economies in the Middle East (Palgrave, 2007); and “Shining Light on the Shadows: The Political Economy of Illicit Transactions in the Mediterranean” (Mediterranean Politics 2007).
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1984; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University, 1987, 1988, 1994