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Michael Findley

Michael G. Findley

Title: Professor, Government and Public Affairs

Company: University of Texas

Location: Austin, TX

Educational Background:

PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Utah State University, 2002
B.A., Utah State University, 2000

Huntsman School Interactions:

Focused Fridays - February 8, 2019


Michael G. Findley is Professor of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Findley conducts research on political violence, international development, and international law, with extensive fieldwork in Colombia, Kenya, DRC, Sudan, South Sudan, South Africa, and Uganda. His publications appear in leading presses, journals, and law reviews including Cambridge University Press, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Public Choice, World Development, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, British Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, Penn Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, The American Statistician, Transactions in GIS, and Complexity. He also works extensively in collaboration with various policy organizations including the World Bank, USAID, African Development Bank, UNICEF, UN Peacebuilding Fund, UN Development Program, International Aid Transparency Initiative, and many developing country governments to promote evidence-based policymaking. Such work has resulted in numerous impact evaluations (and reports), policy publications, official policy working papers, and policy reviews.