Assistant Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin
Mike Findley is an Assistant Professor in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin, and was previously an Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University. He is the ARC Team Leader for Conflict Mitigation. He received his PhD in Political Science in 2007 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He conducts research on civil wars, terrorism, and international development and currently conducts fieldwork in Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Colombia, DRC, Sudan, and South Sudan. He has published in the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and various other journals.
Cleaning Up the Murky World of Geocoded Data
While geocoded data represent a tremendous boon for aid transparency and aid effectiveness research, there are limitations to what we can learn from them.
Chinese and U.S. Foreign Assistance: Who Wins in Uganda?
Research suggests a stronger support for U.S. aid than for China’s among a representative random sample of Ugandans.
The View from Citizens in a Recipient Country
The question of how aid compares to relevant alternatives is rarely asked. But it is key.
Who Controls Foreign Aid? Elite versus Public Perceptions of Donor Influence in Aid-Dependent Uganda
Michael G. Findley, Adam S. Harris, Helen V. Milner, Daniel L. Nielson
Foreign Aid and the Intensity of Violent Armed Conflict
Daniel Strandow, Michael G. Findley, Joseph K. Young
Elite and Mass Support for Foreign Aid Versus Government Programs: Experimental Evidence from Uganda
Michael G. Findley, Adam S. Harris, Helen V. Milner, Daniel Nielson
Citizen preferences and public goods: comparing preferences for foreign aid and government programs in Uganda
The Review of International Organizations
Helen V. Milner, Daniel L. Nielson, Michael G. Findley
Can Peace Be Purchased? A Sectoral-Level Analysis of Aid's Influence on Transnational Terrorism
Joseph K. Young, Michael Findley
Foreign Aid Shocks as a Cause of Violent Armed Conflict
American Journal of Political Science
Richard A. Nielsen, Michael G. Findley, Zachary S. Davis, Tara Candland, Daniel L. Nielson
More Dollars than Sense: Refining Our Knowledge of Development Finance Using AidData
Michael J. Tierney, Ryan Powers, Dan Nielson, Darren Hawkins, Timmons Roberts, Mike Findley, Brad Parks, Sven Wilson, Rob Hicks