Walter Enders holds the Bidgood Chair of Economics and Finance at the University of Alabama. He received his doctorate in economics in 1975 from Columbia University in New York. Dr. Enders has published numerous research articles in such journals as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of International Economics. He has also published articles in the American Economic Review (a journal of the American Economic Association), the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (a journal of the American Statistical Association), and the American Political Science Review (a journal of the American Political Science Association).
Dr. Enders (along with Todd Sandler) received the National Academy of Sciences’ Estes Award for Behavioral Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War. The award recognizes “basic research in any field of cognitive or behavioral science that has employed rigorous formal or empirical methods, optimally a combination of these, to advance our understanding of problems or issues relating to the risk of nuclear war.” The National Academy presented the award for their “joint work on transnational terrorism using game theory and time-series analysis to document the cyclic and shifting nature of terrorist attacks in response to defensive counteractions.”