Richard Bluhm is an Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) at Leibniz University Hannover’s Institute of Macroeconomics, headed by Prof. Martin Gassebner. He is also an Affiliated Researcher at Maastricht University and United Nations University’s Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and affiliated with Data-Pop Alliance, a coalition on Big Data and development.
His research is broadly situated in applied econometrics, development economics, and political economy. Within those fields he's particularly interested in economic growth, the political economy of crises, the effects of institutions on different aspects of development, and studying poverty/ inequality around the world.
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.
International Relations, International Political Economy, International Development, Foreign Aid, Emerging Powers, Institutional Theory