Michael Findley is the Erwin Centennial Professor of Government at UT Austin. He is also Professor (by courtesy) at the McCombs School of Business and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He is the director of Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD), a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, a Provost’s Teaching Fellow, and a member of EGAP.
Findley conducts interdisciplinary research on political violence, international development, illicit finance, ethics, and methodology. He publishes in leading outlets including Cambridge University Press, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Annual Review of Political Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Penn Law Review, Public Choice, American Statistician, and Complexity. He currently conducts fieldwork in Colombia, Kenya, DRC, Sudan, South Sudan, South Africa, and Uganda.
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.