Michael Findley is Professor of Government 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, and is a Provost's Teaching Fellow. He is also a member of the Evidence in Governance and Politics Network and the AidData Research Consortium.
Findley conducts research on the globalization of illicit financial flows, political violence, and international development, using a variety of methods including field experiments, statistical computational models, geospatial analysis, and extensive focus groups and interviews. He has published in leading political science outlets including Cambridge University Press, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Annual Review of Political Science, as well as leading journals in other disciplines including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Penn Law Review, and Complexity. He currently conducts fieldwork in Colombia, Kenya, DRC, Sudan, South Sudan, South Africa, and Uganda. (For details, see Publications and Projects pages.)
Findley's policy work includes collaborations with the World Bank, USAID, African Development Bank, UN FACTI, UNICEF, UN Peacebuilding Fund, UN Development Program, International Aid Transparency Initiative, and many aid recipient country governments (For details on policy work, see here).
Other Profiles: Google Scholar page; ResearchGate page; LinkedIn profile
I’m also a co-founder of Evaluasi, a start-up focused on improving impact evaluation of corporate social responsibility efforts.
Recent Work (See all publications here):