Executive Director of AidData & Research Faculty, College of William and Mary
Dr. Brad Parks is Executive Director of AidData and Research Faculty at the College of William and Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. His research on the allocation and impact of international development finance has been published in Science, World Development, the Journal of Development Studies, Global Environmental Politics, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and China Economic Quarterly. His book publications include Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance (Oxford University Press, 2008) and A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy (MIT Press, 2006). From 2005-2010, Brad was part of the initial team that set up the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Brad holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and an M.Sc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Recent work by Bradley Parks
China’s ‘on demand’ approach to foreign assistance may be motivated by good intentions, but it increases the risk of political misuse of aid