I am a professor in the
Villanova School of Business
(outside of Philadelphia, PA USA).
My focus within Economics is on the political economy of foreign aid, a topic at the intersection of Economics and Political Science. This active area of research is the topic of my course titled The Political Economy of Development Aid. I do empirical research on this topic as well. My work includes statistical analysis that examines the influence of the U.S. and other major donors on the behavior of international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the domestic politics of U.S. bilateral aid, and the impact of aid on developing countries.
I serve on the program committee of an annual international conference called The Political Economy of International Organizations and on the editorial board of the journal The Review of International Organizations (edited by Axel Dreher). I am currently the book review editor there and served as the Guest Editor of a special issue "In memoriam Stephen Knack."
You can access my official Villanova webpage here. Prior to joining the faculty at Villanova, I was in the Economics Department at Vassar College for a dozen years.