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Simone Dietrich is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Geneva. Her research interests are in International and Comparative Political Economy, as well as Democratization and Development. She studies foreign policy decision-making, determinants of foreign aid effectiveness, and the consequences of external goods provision on state legitimacy in developing countries. She uses cross-national data, survey and field experiments, and case studies in her work. At the University of Geneva, she works with international and non-governmental organizations to improve the take-up of evidence in policy making. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and served as an election observer in the Balkans, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. She earned her Ph.D. in political science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011 and was previously an Associate Professor at the University of Essex, an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. Her research is published or forthcoming in International Organization, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Review of International Organizations, Research and Politics, World Development, European Journal of Development Research, and Oxford University Press.


Institution / Affiliation : University of Geneva

Geographical Region: Asia, Europe
Methodology: Field Experiments, Mixed Method, Survey Methodology
Policy: Development, Elections, Governance