Mike Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William & Mary, and co-directs the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. His interests include international organizations, international relations theory, political economy of development and institutions, and foreign aid.
Katherine Michaelowa is a professor of Political Economy and Development at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She studied at the Universities of Mannheim and Hamburg and at the Delhi School of Economics. From 1997-2000, she was an administrator at the OECD, Paris (development research, co-ordination of donor policies, education policy and educational indicators); from 2000-2006 researcher at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA / HWWI), since December 2001 as head of the research group “Trade and Development”. Her research interests are development studies, public choice, economics of aid, education policy and international climate policy.