Kate Weaver is Associate Professor and MGPS Graduate Advisor at the LBJ School. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. From 2001-2002, she was a Brookings Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and from 2002-2008 an assistant professor of political science at the University of Kansas. Dr. Weaver's research focuses on the culture, behavior and reform of international financial institutions, foremost the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as well as issues of transparency and accountability in international development aid. Most recently, she has been working on developing and testing methodologies to track and dynamically geomap international development aid and climate adaptation resources using GIS technology and fieldwork in Africa. She also conducts research on a wide range of issues related to the shifting power, players and paradigms in global economic governance.
Dr. Weaver is currently co-director (with Dr. Mike Findley) of Innovations for Peace and Development at UT and co-principal investigator on the UT sub award on a multiyear, $25 million collaborative partnership grant (with AidData, ESRI, Development Gateway and Brigham Young University), funded by the United States Agency for International Development's Higher Education Solutions Network. She is also a Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, where she is a key investigator and core researcher in the Strauss Center’s programs on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA), both multiyear research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative.
Dr. Weaver is the author of Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform (Princeton University Press, 2008); co-editor (with Nicola Phillips) of International Political Economy: Debating the Past, Present and Future (Routledge Press, 2010) and co-editor (with Manuella Moschella) of Handbook of Global Economic Governance (Routledge Press, 2014). In addition to several book chapters, she has also published articles in Global Governance, Journal of International Relations and Development, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, Review of International Organizations and PS: Politics and Political Science.
Dr. Weaver’s book, Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform, received the Chadwick Alger Prize for Best Book on International Organizations and Multilateralism from International Studies Association in February 2009 and the Harold Lasswell book prize from the Society of Policy Scientists in September 2009.
Dr. Weaver's CV.
PA388K Spring 2014 - International Development
PA388 Fall 2014 - Evaluation Methods for Global Development and Humanitarian Assistance
PA158S Fall 2014 - Next Generation Scholars Program
PA388K Spring 2013 - Advanced Topics in Public Policy: International Development
PA388K Fall 2013 - Evaluation Methods for Global Development and Humanitarian Assistance
PA388K Spring 2012 - Advanced Topics in Public Policy: International Development
PA388K Fall 2012 - Global Economic Governance
PA190G Fall 2011 - Writing and Communication for Global Policy Studies
PA388K Fall 2011 - Global Economic Governance
PA388K Summer 2011 - Global Governance and International Organizations: Crisis or Catharsis?
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2003
: Distinguished Scholar and Research Director, Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law; co-founder, Alliance on Governance Research and Analysis (AGORA); Co-Director, Innovations for Peace and Development.
Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. (2001-2002); Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Kansas (2002-2008)
Handbook of Global Economic Governance. London, UK: Routledge Press. Manuella Moschella and Catherine Weaver, eds. (2014)
International Political Economy and the Transatlantic Divide. London, UK: Routledge Press. Catherine Weaver and Nicola Phillips, eds. (2010)
Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (2008) (Co-recipient with Benjamin Schiff of the Chadwick Alger Prize for best book on International Organizations and Multilateralism, International Studies Association, Winner of the Society of Policy Scientists' 2009 Harold D. Lasswell Prize)