Lauren Harrison

Data & Policy Analysis Consultant

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Education

Summary

Lauren has consulted for AidData on data and policy analysis since 2016, and currently works as an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellow in Rwanda. She previously served as a Junior Program Manager at AidData from 2014-2016, and worked as a student Research Assistant at AidData from 2013-2014 while an undergraduate at William & Mary. She conducted an open source data audit to identify key datasets on HIV/AIDS risk factors in Zambia and Uganda for a DREAMS partnership grant, which aims to improve access to HIV/AIDS prevention and care to women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa. She has also quality-assured and analyzed non-DAC development finance data, with an emphasis on GCC donors. Lauren holds an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Economics from William & Mary.

Background

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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Expertise

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

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