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Michael Tierney

George and Mary Hylton Associate Professor of International Relations

Office: 427 Scotland Street
Email: [[mjtier]]
Office Phone: 757-221-3039
Webpage: {{http://faculty.wm.edu/mjtier}}

Research Interests

International Relations, International Organization, Development Policy, and Institutional Theory

Background

Professor Tierney received a B.A. from William and Mary in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego in 2003. Professor Tierney teaches courses on Democracy and International Relations, International Organizations, and Research Methods.  He is also Director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations and is Director of the AidData Center for Development Policy.  Professor Tierney is currently working on three projects. The first uses a new open source data collection technique to explain the allocation and effectiveness of foreign assistance that comes from non-traditional donors, such as China, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil. The second explores the impact of teaching and research in the university on the behavior of policymakers and practitioners. The third project uses methods of participant observation to describe and experience the globalization of multi-grained beverages.

Courses

International Politics, International Organization, International Relations in Disciplinary Perspective, Research Methods, Democracy and War, and Politics of Foreign Assistance

Publications and Working Papers

Can be found at this link: http://wmpeople.wm.edu/index.php/site/page/mjtier/publications

Curriculum Vitae
Can be found at this link: http://wmpeople.wm.edu/asset/index/mjtier/tierneycv814