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Michael Findley

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • 5PublicationsNumber of items in Michael's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

Political Violence International Development Africa Latin America Experiments

About

Michael Findley is Professor of Government and 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 Experiments in Governance and Politics Network and the AidData Research Consortium. Findley conducts research on civil wars, terrorism, and development and uses a variety of methods including field experiments, statistical and computational models, geospatial analysis, and some interviews. (For details, see Publications and Projects pages.) He currently conducts fieldwork in Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Colombia, Nepal, DRC, and South Sudan. Findley's policy work includes collaborations with the World Bank, USAID, African Development Bank, UNICEF, UN-PBF, UNDP, International Aid Transparency Initiative, and many aid recipient country governments (For details on policy work, see here).

Publications (5)

  • Elite and Mass Perceptions of Foreign Aid in Recipient Countries: A Field Experiment in Uganda

    • Harris A
    • Milner H
    • Findley M
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  • Combatant Fragmentation and the Dynamics of Civil Wars

    • Findley M
    • Rudloff P
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  • Modeling Dynamic Violence: Integrating Events, Data Analysis and Agent-Based Modeling

    • Findley M
    • Young J
    • Shellman S
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  • More Combatants, More Terror? An Empirical Test of the Outbidding Thesis

    • Findley M
    • Young J
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  • Accounting for the Unaccounted: Weak-Actor Social Structure in Asymmetric Wars

    • Findley M
    • Edwards S
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Texas at Austin

August 2012 - Present

Education

PhD

University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapign

August 2002 - July 2007(5 years)