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Last Name
Yannitell Reinhardt
University of Essex
Emergency Management, Development Assistance, Elections, Natural Disasters, Foreign Aid, Discrimination, NGOs, Political Economy, Decision-making Under Uncertainty, Humanitarian Assistance, International Development
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About Me

Theoretical: Decision Making under Uncertainty, Information and Risk

Substantive: Political Economy, Foreign Aid and Humanitarian Assistance, International Development, Economic Development, Disasters, Public Policy, NGOs, Political Trust

Methodological: Game Theory, Stochastic Frontier Analysis, Experimental Validity

Recent Publications

Imagining Worse than Reality: Comparing Beliefs and Intentions between Disaster Evacuees and Survey Respondents.” 2015. Journal of Risk Research. DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2015.1017827

First-Hand Experience and Second-Hand Information: Trust across Three Levels of Government.” 2015. Review of Policy Research, 32(3): 345-64. DOI: 10.1111/ropr.12123

Race, Trust, and Return Migration: Political Drivers of Post-Disaster Resettlement.” 2015. Political Research Quarterly 68(2): 350-362. DOI: 10.1177/1065912915575790

“Comparing Discrete Distributions: Survey Validation and Survey Experiments.”  With Kishore Gawande, Domonic Bearfield, Carol Silva.  2013.  Political Analysis, 21(1): 70-85. DOI:

Matching Donors and Nonprofits: The Importance of Signaling in Funding Awards.”  2009.  Journal of Theoretical Politics, 21(3): 283-309.

I Don’t Know Monica Lewinsky, and I’m Not in the CIA.  Now How about that Interview?” 2009. PS: Political Science and Politics, 42(2): 295-298. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9361.2006.00319.x

Giving and Receiving Foreign Aid: Does Conflict Count?”  With Eliana Balla. 2008.  World Development, 36(12): 2566-2585.

Shortcuts and Signals: An Analysis of Micro-level Determinants of Aid Allocation, with Case Study Evidence from Brazil.”  2006.  Review of Development Economics 10(2): 297-312.

State-level Institutional Effects on Legislative Coalition Unity in Brazil.”  2004.  Legislative Studies Quarterly, Volume 29, Number 6 (February), 23-48.  With John M. Carey.

Separately reviewed and published in Portuguese as “Impacto das Instituições Estaduais na Unidade das Coalizões Parlamentares no Brasil.” 2003. DADOS: Revista de Ciências Sociais 46 (4), 773-804.


Media Coverage

“Super Tuesday sees Trump and Clinton triumph: scholars around the globe react.” 2016. The Conversation, 2 March.

“Five ways foreign aid and NGOs can make things worse when disaster strikes.” 2016. The Conversation, 2 March.

“Super Tuesday: five things to remember on Trump’s big night.” 2016. The Conversation, 29 February.

“Why South Carolina’s Republican primary is such a dirty brawl.” 2016. The Conversation, 19 February.

“With Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, the battle for the US Supreme Court begins.” 2016.

The Conversation, 15 February.

“Afghanistan Earthquake: cause for optimism amid the devastation.” 2015. The Conversation, 28 October. tation-49828

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