Matthew S. Winters

Associate Head for Graduate Programs, Associate Professor
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Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • foreign aid; development; corruption; Indonesia; Brazil

Selected Publications

Book Contributions

Weitz-Shapiro, Rebecca, and Matthew S. Winters Strategic Voting in the 2015 Argentine Presidential Election Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies: Argentina in Comparative Perspective edited by Noam Lupu, edited by Virginia Oliveros, edited by Luis Schiumerini. Strategic Voting in the 2015 Argentine Presidential Election Edited by Noam Lupu, Edited by Virginia Oliveros, Edited by Luis Schiumerini, Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan Press 2019.
Senters, Kelly, and Matthew S. Winters Persistent Malfeasance Despite Institutional Innovations and Public Outcry: A Survey of Corruption in Brazil Handbook on Geographies of Corruption edited by Barney Warf. Persistent Malfeasance Despite Institutional Innovations and Public Outcry: A Survey of Corruption in Brazil Edited by Barney Warf, Northampton, MA Edward Elgar 2018, p. 154-168.
Senters, Kelly, Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, and Matthew S. Winters Continuity and Change in Public Attitudes toward Corruption Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics edited by Barry Ames. Continuity and Change in Public Attitudes toward Corruption Edited by Barry Ames, New York Routledge 2018.
Winters, Matthew S, and Shyam Kulkarni The World Bank in the Post-Structural Adjustment Era Handbook of Global Economic Governance: Players, Power and Paradigms The World Bank in the Post-Structural Adjustment Era New York Routledge 2014.
Winters, Matthew S, Paul Testa, and Mark M Fredrickson Using Field Experiments to Understand Information as an Antidote to Corruption New Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption Using Field Experiments to Understand Information as an Antidote to Corruption Emerald Group 2012.

Journal Articles

Winters, Matthew S Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen? The Division of Financing in World Bank Projects and Project Performance Politics and Governance 7 2 2019, p. 117-126.
Winters, Matthew S, Simone Dietrich, and Minhaj Mahmud Aiding the Virtuous Circle? International Development Assistance and Citizen Confidence in Government in Bangladesh Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 12 4 2018, p. 468-483.
Reynolds, Evangeline, Amâncio Jorge Oliveira, and Janina Onuki Attitudes Toward Consent-Based and Non-Consent-Based International Law in a Regional Power Context International Interactions 44 4 2018, p. 661-680.
Dietrich, Simone, Matthew S Winters, and Minhaj Mahmud Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Government Legitimacy: Survey Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh Journal of Politics 80 1 2018, p. 133-148.
Winters, Matthew S, and Jaclyn Streitfeld Splitting the Check: Explaining Patterns of Counterpart Commitments in World Bank Projects Review of International Political Economy 25 6 2018, p. 884-908.
Weitz-Shapiro, Rebecca, and Matthew S Winters Discerning Corruption: Credible Accusations and the Punishment of Politicians in Brazil Journal of Politics 79 1 2017, p. 60-74.
Winters, Matthew S, Simone Dietrich, and Minhaj Mahmud Perceptions of Foreign Aid Project Quality in Bangladesh Research and Politics 4 4 2017, p. 1-6.
Reynolds, Evangeline, and Matthew S Winters Foreign Aid Funnel? A Placebo-Based Assessment of Aid Spikes to Non-Permanent U.N. Security Council Members Research and Politics 3 1 2016, p. 1-9.
Winters, Matthew S, and Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro Who’s in Charge Here? Voter Punishment of Municipal Corruption Political Research Quarterly 69 2 2016, p. 207-19.
Dietrich, Simone, and Matthew S Winters Foreign Aid and Government Legitimacy Journal of Experimental Political Science 2015.
Winters, Matthew S, and Matthew Cawvey Governance Obstacles to Geothermal Energy Development in Indonesia Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 34 1 2015, p. 27-56.
Winters, Matthew S, and Ashlea Rundlett The Challenges of Untangling the Relationship between Participation and Happiness Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 26 1 2015, p. 5-23.
Winters, Matthew S, and Gina Martinez The Role of Governance in Determining Foreign Aid Flow Composition World Development 66 2015, p. 516-31.
Winters, Matthew S, Abdul Gaffar Karim, and Berly Martawardaya Public Service Provision under Conditions of Insufficient Citizen Demand: Insights from the Urban Sanitation Sector in Indonesia World Development 60 2014, p. 31-42.
Winters, Matthew S Targeting, Accountability and Capture in Development Projects International Studies Quarterly 2014. Article.
Winters, Matthew S, and Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro Lacking Information or Condoning Corruption: When Do Voters Support Corrupt Politicians? Comparative Politics 45 4 2013, p. 418-36. Article.
Winters, Matthew S The Obstacles to Foreign Aid Harmonization: Lessons from Decentralization Support in Indonesia Studies in Comparative International Development 47 3 2012, p. 316-41.
Winters, Matthew S, and John A Gould Betting on Oil: The World's Bank's Attempt to Promote Accountability in Chad Global Governance 17 2 2011, p. 229-246.
Winters, Matthew S, and Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro The Link Between Voting and Life Satisfaction in Latin America Latin American Politics and Society 53 4 2011.
Winters, Matthew S Accountability, Participation and Foreign Aid Effectiveness International Studies Review 2010.
Winters, Matthew S Choosing to Target: What Types of Countries Get Different Types of World Bank Projects World Politics 2010.
Wright, Joseph, and Matthew S. Winters The Politics of Effective Foreign Aid Annual Review of Political Science 2010. Article.

In The News

  • Dr. Matt Winters has been awarded a two-year monetary award from Equal Access International to support research into the effectiveness of the organization's USAID-funded countering-violent-extremism radio programming in Niger.