Michael (Mike) Denly is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, where he teaches courses on quantitative methods. His substantive research focuses on the political economy of development, with an emphasis on corruption, foreign aid, and natural resources. Mike also has a separate methodological research agenda that centers on external validity. His work appears in the Annual Review of Political Science and Journal of Conflict Resolution. Outside of academia, Mike has worked and/or consulted for the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, US State Department, and the EU Commission.
Mike completed his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2022 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse for the 2022-2023 academic year. Mike also holds a dual M.A. in Development Management and Policy from Georgetown University and Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Argentina, an M.Sc. in Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver.