Jordan Kyle

Visiting Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)



Jordan Kyle is Senior Fellow and the Chief of Data & Analytics at Renewing the Centre, a policy unit within the Tony Blair Institute. She is also a Visiting Fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, D.C. Her research focuses on the impact of political institutions on development policies, including natural resource management, food and fuel subsidies, and social service delivery. Her most recent projects examine how governments manage oil endowments--through fiscal systems, national laws, and contracts with private companies--and how corruption in local governance institutions shapes citizens' attitudes towards fuel subsidy reform. She holds her Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

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Dr. Michael Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations, a founder of AidData, and Co-Director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR), administrative home of AidData. In total, ITPIR houses five major research projects or centers. Mike served as a Principal Investigator on AidData’s five-year, $25 million cooperative agreement with USAID. His expertise includes international organizations, the role of IR scholars in policymaking, and the development role of the BRICSA countries and their impact on the global development regime. 

Mike teaches on international relations, international organization, and international development. He has published two books: Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance, Oxford University Press, 2008; Delegation and Agency in International Organizations, Cambridge University Press, 2006. He has published articles in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, World Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Review of International Organizations, Review of International Political Economy, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy, Journal of IR and Development, Politics and Gender, Environment, International Studies Perspectives, Law and Contemporary Problems, and International Politics. Mike holds a PhD in Political Science and Government from UC San Diego, and a BA in Political Science and Government from the College of William and Mary.

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International Relations, International Political Economy, International Development, Foreign Aid, Emerging Powers, Institutional Theory


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