People & Teams

Overview

AidData’s team of economists, political scientists, computational geographers, developers, program evaluators, policy analysts, and media and communications professionals has a track record of successfully managing more than 60 grants and contracts worth more than $40 million over the last 13 years. 

Our Staff

Policy Analysis

Ani Harutyunyan

Research Analyst

Policy Analysis

Austin Baehr

Program Manager

Policy Analysis

Brook Lautenslager

Software Lead

Policy Analysis

Brooke Russell

Senior Program and Technology Manager

Policy Analysis

Bryan Burgess

Junior Program Manager

Research & Evaluation

Christian Baehr

Junior Data Analyst

Research & Evaluation

Dan Runfola

Senior Geospatial Scientist

Partnerships & Communications

Elizabeth Teare

Partnerships Associate

Policy Analysis

Emilie Efronson

Program Manager

Policy Analysis

Jacob Sims

Associate Director, Sustainable Development Intelligence

Policy Analysis

Jennifer Turner

Program Manager

Research & Evaluation

Jessica Wells

Senior Program Manager

Partnerships & Communications

John Custer

Communications Manager

Policy Analysis

Jonathan A. Solis

Research Analyst

Policy Analysis

Joyce Lin

Junior Program Manager

Research & Evaluation

Katherine Nolan

Senior Research Analyst

Policy Analysis

Katherine Walsh

Junior Program Manager

Policy Analysis

Mengfan Cheng

Program Manager

Policy Analysis

Mihir Prakash

Senior Research Analyst

Research & Evaluation

Miranda Lv

GIS Analyst

Partnerships & Communications

Parker Kim

Communications Associate

Research & Evaluation

Rachel Trichler

Senior Research Analyst

Research & Evaluation

Seth Goodman

Data Engineer

Policy Analysis

Siddhartha Ghose

Associate Director, Transparent Development Footprints

Partnerships & Communications

Soren Patterson

Communications Associate

Policy Analysis

Tanya Sethi

Senior Policy Analyst

AidData Research Consortium and Affiliated Researchers

Achyuta Adhvaryu

Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Alastair Smith

Bernhardt Denmark Chair of International Relations at New York University

Alex Braithwaite

Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Arizona

Alex Pfaff

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Environment at Duke University

Allen Blackman

Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future

Amy Selzer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of William & Mary

Andreas Fuchs

Senior Researcher at the Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics at Heidelberg University

Andrew Horowitz

Professor of Economics at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas

Andrew Zeitlin

Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University

Arilton Teixeira

Director of FUCAPE Business School

Armando Geller

Co-Founder of Scensei

Austin Strange

Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Harvard University

Axel Dreher

Professor of Economics and Chair of International and Development Politics at Heidelberg University

Axel Michaelowa

Head of Research on International Climate Policy at the University of Zurich

Bann Seng Tan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary

Brent McCusker

Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Geography Department at West Virginia University

Brigitte Seim

Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Julius Silver Professor of Politics at the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy at New York University

Burcu Savun

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh

Carrie Dolan

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at the College of William & Mary

Catherine Weaver

Associate Professor and Graduate Director at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

Chad Clay

Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Charles Becker

Research Professor of Economics at Duke University

Chris Marcoux

Assistant Professor of Political Science at DePauw University

Christoph Zürcher

Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa

Christopher Kilby

Associate Professor of Economics at the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University

Clionadh Raleigh

Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sussex

Cullen Hendrix

Assistant Professor at the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver

Cyrus Samii

Associate Professor of Politics at New York University

Dan Nielson

Professor and Associate Chair of Political Science at Brigham Young University

Daniel Maliniak

Professor at the College of William & Mary

Daniel Miller

Assistant Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel Strandow

PhD candidate at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University

Daniel Vasiliu

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the College of William & Mary

Darren Hawkins

Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University

David Backer

Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management

David Leblang

Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia

David Lobell

Professor in Earth Systems Science at Stanford University

Diego Giuliani

Assistant Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Trento, Italy

Elizabeth Carlson

Assistant Professor in Political Science and the Program on African Studies at Pennsylvania State University

Elizabeth Ransom

Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Richmond

Enrico Bertini

Assistant Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Erasmus Kersting

Assistant Professor of Economics at Villanova University

Erik Wibbels

Professor of Political Science at Duke University

Erin Lentz

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

Gabriella Montinola

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis

Gina Yannitell Reinhardt

Assistant Professor of Public Service and Administration at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University

Giuseppe Arbia

Professor of Statistics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy

Gordon McCord

Assistant Professor of Economics at the School of Global Policy & Strategy at the University of California, San Diego

Helen Milner

B. C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University

Henrik Urdal

Director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Homi Kharas

Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings

James Long

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington

Jason Lyall

Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University

Jennifer Bussell

Gruber Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Tobin

Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University

Jenny Aker

Associate Professor of Development Economics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

Jessica Hellmann

Director of the Institute on the Environment and the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Barrett Chair of Ecology at the University of Minnesota

Jim Wright

Associate Professor of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at Southampton University

Joel Selway

Associate Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University

John Spencer

Senior GIS Specialist at MEASURE Evaluation

John Swaddle

Professor of Biology at the College of William & Mary

Jordan Kyle

Visiting Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Joseph Wright

Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University

Joseph Young

Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs and School of International Service at American University

Joshua Busby

Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin

Joshua Fisher

Director of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity at the Earth Institute at Columbia University

Karen Grépin

Associate Professor of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University

Kate Baldwin

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University

Katharina Michaelowa

Professor of Political Economy and Development at the University of Zurich

Kenneth Chomitz

Chief Analytics Officer at the Global Innovation Fund

Kenneth Lee

Executive Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago in India (EPIC-India)

Kevin Morrison

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh

Kim Dionne

Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College

Kosuke Imai

Professor in the Department of Politics and the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning at Princeton University

Leonardo Arriola

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley

Lisa Mueller

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Macalester College

Maciek Latek

Co-Founder of Scensei

Maggie Holland

Associate Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland

Marc Levy

Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at The Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Marco Millones Mayer

Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Mary Washington

Mark Buntaine

Assistant Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Department of Political Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara

Marshall Burke

Assistant Professor of Earth System Science at Stanford University

Martin Steinwand

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University

Matt Lowe

PhD candidate in Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Matthew Winters

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Maurits van der Veen

Assistant Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary

Mead Over

Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development

Michael Cain

Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Michael Walker

PhD candidate in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley

Mike Findley

Assistant Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin

Mike Tierney

Co-Director of the Global Research Institute and Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William & Mary

Nisha Krishnan

Research Associate at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Patrick Meier

Executive Director and Co-Founder of WeRobotics

Patrick Paul Walsh

Full Professor of International Development Studies in the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin

Patrick Regan

Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame

Paul Huth

Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park

Paula Pickering

Associate Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary

Philip Roessler

Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for African Development (CAD) at the College of William & Mary

Raj Desai

Associate Professor of International Development at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

Rema Hanna

Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School

Richard Bluhm

Assistant Professor at the Hannover Institute of Macroeconomics at Leibniz University

Rob Blair

Joukowsky Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University

Rob Hicks

Professor of Economics at the College of William & Mary

Robert K. Fleck

Professor of Economics at Clemson University

Roland Hodler

Professor of Economics at the University of Lucerne

Russell Toth

Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics at the University of Sydney

Ryan Jablonski

Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Sahai Burrowes

Assistant Professor of Public Health at Touro University California

Samuel Bazzi

Assistant Professor of Economics at Boston University

Samuel Brazys

Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin

Sarah Bush

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University

Sarah Glaser

Research Scientist at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver

Scott Gates

Research Professor at the Peace Research Insitute Oslo (PRIO) and Editor of International Area Studies Review

Scott Ickes

Assistant Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health

Scott Morgenstern

Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh

Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi

Simulations Analytics at Scensei

Shahriar Kibriya

Associate Director of the Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University

Shahrokh Fardoust

Research Professor at the Global Research Institute at the College of William & Mary

Simone Dietrich

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Geneva in Switzerland

Siri Aas Rustad

Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Snaebjorn Gunnsteinsson

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park

Steve Shellman

Director of the Violent Intranational Political Conflict and Terrorism (VIPCAT) Lab at William & Mary

Sven Wilson

Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University

Timmons Roberts

Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University

Todd Smith

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno

Tyler Frazier

Visiting Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of William & Mary

Victoria Fan

Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development

Willa Friedman

Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Houston