Gina Yannitell Reinhardt Ph.d.

My research focuses on decision-making under uncertainty, specifically as related to foreign aid & international development, race, migration, and inter-governmental relations, and trust & disasters.


Dr. Gina Yannitell Reinhardt recently joined the Department of Government at the University of Essex. She studies how citizens and policy makers make decisions under uncertainty, and how those decisions affect economic, social, and political development and subsequent policy outcomes. She focuses specifically on foreign aid, international development, and disasters, asking how development financing can be judiciously allocated to help avert, alleviate, mitigate, and manage disasters. Dr. Reinhardt’s work has been published in media outlets such as The Conversation and, and can be found in journals such as World Development, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly, the Journal of Risk Research, and the Review of Policy Research.


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10 Aug

Call for Papers on Emergency Management, Disaster, and Politics

25 Apr

Disasters, Development, and Finance Workshop to come!

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