Matthew Winters
2016, IPSI
Associate Professor, University of Illinois



Matthew S. Winters is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.  His research interests include the political economy of foreign aid and voter attitudes toward corruption.  He has conducted research in Indonesia, Brazil, Bangladesh, and Uganda.  He has published articles in Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, International Studies Quarterly, World Development, Political Research Quarterly, and World Politics, among other outlets.  He has consulted for USAID, AusAID, and the World Bank’s Independent Evaluations Group.  In the fall of 2016, Winters will be a Council on Foreign Relations / Hitachi International Affairs Fellow in Japan, affiliated with the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).


Aid, Development and Peacebuilding, Human Rights and Democracy Promotion, East Asia and the Pacific, Conflict