Michael Findley

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 PressAmerican Journal of Political ScienceInternational Organization, Annual Review of Political Science, Strategic Management JournalJournal of International Business StudiesPenn Law ReviewPublic ChoiceAmerican 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.

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