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Brad Parks

Executive Director, AidData

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Dr. Brad Parks is the Executive Director of AidData at the College of William and Mary. His research is focused on the cross-national and sub-national distribution and impact of international development finance, and the design and implementation of policy and institutional reforms in low-income and middle-income countries. His work has been published in a variety of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary journals, including Science, World Development, the Journal of Development Studies, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Global Environmental Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and the National Interest.  His book publications include Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance (Oxford University Press) and A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy (MIT Press). From 2005-2010, Brad worked in the Department of Policy and Evaluation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and helped managed the agency's annual country selection process. As Acting Director of Threshold Programs at the MCC, he oversaw the implementation of a $35 million anti-corruption and judicial reform project in Indonesia and a $21 million customs and tax reform project in the Philippines. Brad holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and an M.Sc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.