Daniel Nielson is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Political Science at Brigham Young University. He is a founder and principal investigator of AidData. He received his PhD in international affairs from University of California – San Diego in 1997. He has been a visiting scholar at Duke University, the College of William & Mary, and the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) in Mexico. He has been a principal investigator on major grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and USAID. He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank and UNICEF. His research focuses on international development, foreign aid, the control of corruption, international organization, and international law. He has co-authored Global Shell Games: Experiments in Transnational Relations, Crime, and Terrorism (Cambridge 2014) and co-edited Delegation and Agency in International Organizations (Cambridge 2006).