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Contact Information

University of Geneva
Department of Political Science and IR                               
1211 Geneva 4                                                     Email: dietrich.simone[at]gmail.com  
Switzerland                                                           Web: simone-dietrich.com; Google Scholar                                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                

Appointments

University of Geneva, since September 2017

Associate Professor

Department of Political Science and International Relations

 

University of Essex, since September 2015

Senior Lecturer, Department of Government 

Director, ESSEXLab 

 

University of Missouri, 2012-2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Affiliate Faculty Member, Truman School in Public Affairs

 

Princeton University, 2011-2012

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

Education

Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Ph.D., Political Science, 2011

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan USA

M.A., Political Science, May 2002.

University of Munich, Munich, Germany

B.A. equivalent, Political Science, May 2000.

Publications Articles

"Perceptions of Foreign Aid Quality in Bangladesh." Research and Politics. With Minhaj Mahmud and Matthew Winters. Forthcoming.

"Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Government Legitimacy: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh." Journal of Politics. With Minhaj Mahmud and Matthew Winters. Forthcoming. 

"INGO Human Rights Shaming and Foreign Aid Delivery." Review of International Organizations 12: 95-120. With Amanda Murdie. 2017. 

"Donor Political Economies and the Pursuit of Aid Effectiveness." International Organization 70 (1): 65-102. 2016.

”State or Regime? The Impact of Political Institutions on Human Development." European Journal of Development Research 28(2): 252-269With Michael Bernhard. 2016.

"Foreign Aid and Government Legitimacy." Journal of Experimental Political Science 2(2): 164-171. With Matthew Winters. 2016.

"Foreign Aid Allocation Tactics and Democratic Change in Africa." Journal of Politics 77 (1) : 216-234. With Joseph Wright. 2015

"Bypass or Engage? Explaining Donor Delivery Tactics in Aid Allocation." International Studies Quarterly 57(4): 698-712. 2013.

"The Politics of Health Aid: Why Corrupt Governments Have Incentives to Implement Aid Effectively." World Development 39(1): 55-63. 2011.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

"Foreign Aid and Democratic Consolidation in Africa." In Nicolas van de Walle and Danielle Resnik, eds. Foreign Aid and Democratic Consolidation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Oxford University Press. 2013. With Joseph Wright.

Book Project

"Varieties of Donor Governance and the Pursuit of Foreign Aid Effectiveness"

Works in Progess

"EU Democracy Promotion, Conditionality, and Judicial Autonomy."

"Aiding the Virtuous Circle? International Development Assistance and the Legitimacy of Government Actors in Bangladesh" With Matthew Winters and Minhaj Mahmud.

"Foreign Aid and Judicial Independence." With Joseph Wright and Molly Ariotti. 

"Embedded Preferences: Partisan Politics in Foreign Aid Delivery."

"In the Eyes of Donor Publics: Evaluating the Branding of Foreign Assistance." With Susan Hyde and Matthew Winters.

"From Text to Political Positions on Foreign Aid: Analysis of Aid Mentions in Party Manifestos from 1960 to 2012." With Raymond Hicks and Helen Milner. 

"Adam Smith, the Limits of Sympathy, and Overseas Development Aid." With Patrick Lown and Hugh Ward.

 

Fellowships and Awards

2016 Executive Dean Fund and Impact Acceleration Account (GBP 10,000) University of Essex

2014 International Studies Association ($21,000) Venture Research Grant

2014 AidData Research Consortium ($25,000), Research Funding, College of William and Mary

2014 Research Board Grant ($50,000), Field Experiment in Bangladesh, University of Missouri

2014 Research Grant ($5,000), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Missouri

2014 Research Grant ($5,000), Political Science Department, University of Missouri

2014 Summer Research Fellowship ($5,000), Forum on Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri

2014 International Travel Grant ($1,500), Research Council, University of Missouri

2013 Summer Research Fellowship ($7,000), Research Council, University of Missouri.

2012 Research Grant ($7,500), Research Council, University of Missouri.

2010 Graduate Summer Research Award ($2,500) Penn State, Political Science Department.

2009-10 Predoctoral Fellowship, Quantitative Social Sciences Initiative. Penn State.

2009 Clogg Scholarship Award to attend the 2009 ICPSR Summer Program, University of Michigan.

2009 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Political Science Department, Penn State

2009 Dissertation Support Award ($3,500) to conduct interviews with U.S, British, and German donor agency representatives, College of Liberal Arts, Penn State

2008 Summer Graduate Research Award ($2,500), Political Science Department, Penn State

2007 Pre-doctoral Research Grant ($2,000) for dissertation field research in Washington, D.C., Political Science Department, Penn State

2004 Manfred-Woerner-Seminar for Young Leaders, The German Marshall Fund, Berlin.

2002-2003 Carlo Schmid Fellowship ($10,000), German Academic Exchange Service, Germany.

2002 Outstanding Graduate Research Award, Political Science Department, Wayne State University.

2001 Graduate Student Symposium on Global Security, Women in International Security, Washington, D.C.

Invited Talks and Workshops

Paris School of Economics, May 2018 (scheduled)

New York University at Abu Dhabi, Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute, January 17-19, 2018 (scheduled)

University of Heidelberg, Economics and Politics, December 19, 2017 (scheduled)

University of Gothenburg, Workshop: Public Management and Institutional Quality, June 7-8, 2017

University of Hamburg, Society for International Development, May 9, 2017

Free University of Berlin, Workshop II on Governance and Legitimacy in Areas of Limited Statehood, April 28-29, 2017

Stanford University, Department of Political Science, April 21, 2017

University of California at Davis, Department of Political Science, April 19, 2017

University of California at Berkely, International Relations Seminar, April 17, 2017

European University Institute, Experimental Working Group, March 22, 2017

University of Antwerp, Workshop on Domestic Determinants of Foreign Aid, October 24-25, 2016

University of Mannheim, MZES Speaker Series, October 17, 2016

Department for International Development (DFID), July 22, 2016

UNWider, Seminar Series, Helsinki, July 16, 2016

Free University of Berlin, Workshop I on Governance and Legitimacy in Areas of Limited Statehood, June 10-11, 2016 

Barcelona-Gothenburg Workshop on Experimental Political Science, Barcelona, May 4-5, 2016

Hertie School of Governance, Department of Organization, Management, and Leadership, April 14, 2016 

Oxford University, Nuffield College, Department of Politics and International Relations, February 2, 2016 

London School of Economics, International Relations Department, December 3, 2015 

Princeton University, Conference on Political Economy of Goverment Revenue, October 2-3, 2015 

German Institute for Development Evaluation, Bonn, June 24, 2015

University of Gothenburg, Quality of  Government Institute, Gothenburg, May 29, 2015 

Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development, University of Missouri, April 13, 2015

Georgetown University, International Studies Association Workshop, April 11, 2015 

University of Essex, Department of Government, October 30, 2014

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, July 15 2014

Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, June 26, 2014

Princeton University, Conference on Field Experiments in International Relations, May 2-3, 2014 

William and Mary University, AidData Research Consortium, January 2014

German Development Institute, Bonn, July 25, 2013

University of Munich, Center for Economic Studies, July 17, 2013

Princeton University, Conference on Foreign Aid, April 26-27, 2013

University of Florida, Political Science Department Speaker Series, March 22, 2013

Brigham Young University, Conference on Field Experiments in International Relations, September 21-22, 2012

Pennsylvania State University, Women in Methodology Conference, May 18-19 2012

Harvard University, Kennedy School, 18th Annual International Development Conference, April 14, 2012

Princeton University, International Relations Colloquium, October 2011

UN-Wider, Workshop on Aid to Africa, Helsinki, August 15, 2011

Juan March Institute, Madrid, January 20, 2011

Conference Presentations

 APSA (2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010), IPES (2014, 2013), PEIO (2014, 2012), Midwest (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), ISA (2016, 2009), EPSA (2014, 2012), IPSA (2016)

Affiliations

Member of CESifo Research Network, University of Munich, since 2014

AidData Research Consortium Member, College of William and Mary, since 2013

Visiting Researcher (summers): University of Gothenburg, Quality of Governance Institute 2015; University of Munich, Ifo Institute/Department of Economics 2013,2014; German Development Institute (DIE) 2009,2013.

Teaching

As Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex:

Seminar on Domestic Politics and International Relations, GV312 (Undergraduate)

Seminar on Politics of International Devellopment, GV315 (Undergraduate)

 

As Director of ESSEXLab @ University of Essex:

Designing, Conducting, and Analyzing Social Science Experiments (collaboration w/ Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis)

Introduction to Experiments (collaboration w/ Essex Summer School in Human Rights)

 

As Assistant Professor @ University of Missouri, Columbia:

Seminar on International Organizations, PS 9490 (Graduate)

Seminar in International Political Economy, PS 9430 (Graduate)

Introduction to International Relations, PS 9400 (Graduate)

Economic Theories of International Relations, PS 4420 (Undergraduate)

Introduction to International Relations, PS  (Undergraduate)

Professional Service

Organizer of Conference ``Public Opinion and Foreign Aid," at University of Essex, April 2016. 

Organizer of ISA Workshop ``Foreign Aid and Government Legitimacy," hosted by Georgetown University in April 2015. Co-sponsored by Princeton University and AidData.

Organizer of Conference, Research Frontiers in in Foreign Aid, Princeton University, April 2013, with Helen Milner.

Section Chair, Comparative Political Economy, 2013 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

Panel Organizer (1) "New Research on Bilateral and Multilateral Aid." APSA Washington D.C. 2014; (2) "New Directions in Foreign Aid Research." APSA, Chicago 2013; (3) "Foreign Aid Allocation and Effectiveness: Examining Causal Mechanisms." APSA 2010

2016 Best Paper Awards Committee Political Science Research Methods

Departmental Service at Missouri: Undergraduate Studies Committee (3x), Graduate Studies Comittee (1x), Awards Committee (1x), Lecture Series Committee (1x)

Reviewer for American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Political Analysis, International Studies Quarterly, World Development, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Review of International Organizations, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Institutional Economics, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy Analysis, Journal of European Integration, Oxford Development Studies, Governance, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Asian and Africa Studies, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Routledge Publishing. 

Non-Academic Experience

Work for IOs and NGOs
Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Sarajevo
Consultant
August, 2003 - March, 2004

OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Hercegovina, Sarajevo
Junior Professional Consultant
September, 2002 - July, 2003
Coordinated the "Successor Generation Initiative" (SGI), the OSCE's flagship leadership training program for 45 accomplished youth leaders of political parties and NGOs.

German Foreign Office, Berlin
Certi fied practitioner
Summer 2003
Training of Civilian Personnel for Deployment in International Peace Operations.

Election Observation missions
OSCE Mission to Kyrgyzstan
July 2005
Short-Term International Elections Observer for the Presidential elections, deployed in Bishkek.

OSCE Mission to Georgia
January 2004
Short-Term International Elections Observer for the Presidential elections, deployed in Kharagauli
region.

ODHIR Mission to Bosnia and Hercegovina
October 2002
Short-Term International Elections Observer for the General elections, deployed in Sarajevo.

Work for Government/Research Institutions
Erfurt School of Public Policy, German Ministry of Education
Consultant
January - April 2006

Center for Applied Policy Research, Munich Germany
Research Fellow
April 2004 - August 2005

References

Available Upon Request