Gina Yannitell Reihnhardt

Gina Yannitell Reihnhardt
Texas A&M University

Dr. Gina Yannitell Reinhardt joined the Bush School faculty as an assistant professor after completing her PhD in political science at Washington University in St. Louis (2005). She has spent time researching in Brazil, Japan, Nicaragua, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and the US, where she investigates disasters, trust, and foreign aid allocation and effectiveness. This research fuels her interest in questions regarding decision making under uncertainty and the distribution of wealth in society. In 2007-08, she worked on the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, fulfilling a Congressional Fellowship from the American Political Science Association. While there, she investigated credit card abuses, money laundering, tax evasion, and foreign corruption, and was able to observe congressional oversight first-hand. She teaches quantitative methods, game theory, political economy of international development, and public policy analysis.

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