The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D. Student in Government
International Relations and Political Methodology

Political Economist studying international development and political violence.

Contact:

hillary.corwin [at] utexas.edu

Address:

Department of Government
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, A1800
Austin, TX  78712

Hillary G. Corwin

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PROFILE
 

Hillary Corwin is a PhD student in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in international relations and political methodology.  She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas, and has worked with the United States Agency for International Development on Latin American economic development policy and vulnerable population programs.  She joined the University of Texas at Austin as a Ph.D. Student in 2016.

Her research examines economic influence and foreign policy prioritization in the post-colonial period, focusing on the strategic interactions of great and rising powers in the international system. Her dissertation examines the relationships between respect for human rights in developing countries and patterns of development assistance by great and rising powers globally from the Cold War to present. 

 
RESEARCH

Hillary is a political economist who studies economic statecraft in the settings of international development, security, and human rights.  Her research investigates how the vulnerability of donors' interests to state violence alters the economic pressures and supportive policies donors use to address political violence problems and to promote peace and development.  

EDUCATION
 
Ph.D. in Government

In Progress

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Fields: International Relations and Political Methodology

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Terrence L. Chapman and Nathan M. Jensen

Dissertation: Donor Collective Action and Human Rights Promotion in the International System

M.S. in International Political Economy

May 2015

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

Focus in International Business and  Public Policy
Area Focus in Latin America

B.S. in International Political Economy

May 2013

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

Focus in Latin American Economic Development

Summa Cum Laude

WORKING PAPERS

Current Working Papers:

 
SKILLS
 

English - Mother Tongue

Stata

Python

ArcGIS

CSS

Excel

Tableau

Econometrics

Data Visualization

Panel and Multilevel Data Analysis

Bayesian Statistics

Policy Analysis

Survey Experiments

Spanish - Prof. Working Proficiency

R

LaTeX

SQL

HTML

Power BI

HTML

Causal Inference

Network Analysis

Machine Learning

Markov Chain Monte Carlo

Policy Impact Evaluation

Randomized Control Trials