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Program on International Development Speaker – Mike Findley
September 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Mike Findley – Professor in the Department of Government and the LBJ School for Public Affairs at the University of Texas
"Elite and Mass Support for Foreign Aid Versus Government Programs: Experimental Evidence from Uganda"
Michael Findley is associate professor in the Department of Government and the LBJ School of Public Affairs (courtesy) at the University of Texas at Austin. He is co-director of Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) and a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar as well as a member of the Evidence in Governance and Politics Network and the AidData Research Consortium.
Findley conducts research on civil wars, terrorism, and international development and uses a variety of methods including field experiments, statistical and computational models, geospatial analysis, and some interviews. He currently conducts fieldwork in Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Colombia, DRC, Sudan, and South Sudan.
Findley's policy work includes collaborations with the World Bank, USAID, African Development Bank, UNICEF, UN-Peacebuilding Fund, UN Development Program, International Aid Transparency Initiative, and many aid recipient country governments (For details on policy work, see here).