Michael Findley

Professor of Government |

University of Texas at Austin, Department of Government

Dr. Michael Findley is a Professor in the Department of Government at University of Texas at Austin. His research addresses civil wars, terrorism, international relations, and development. He has developed geomapping solutions that have been used by the World Bank, African Development Bank, Malawi Government, the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and AidData, among others. He has worked with UNICEF Uganda to evaluate crowd sourcing technologies and works with large Ugandan NGO networks to evaluate NGO transparency and effectiveness. His scholarly research employs field experiments, statistical and computational models, and some interviews. He conducts ongoing fieldwork in Uganda, South Africa, and Malawi. Dr. Findley’s publications appear in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Public Choice, Complexity, Minnesota Law Review, and World Development, among others. He is a principal investigator for AidData and a core researcher on the UT Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) research team.