Dr Martin Steinwand

Senior Lecturer
Department of Government
Dr Martin Steinwand
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874146

  • Location

    5.418, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    On research leave AY 2023-24.



Dr. Steinwand is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. He previously was an Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. Dr. Steinwand's research interests include international political institutions, foreign aid, civil war, and spatial econometrics.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • International Economic Development (GV225)

  • Domestic Politics and International Relations (GV312)


Publications (5)

Steinwand, MC., (2021). Collusion in the Provision of Foreign Aid: The Rise of Lead Donorship

Steinwand, MC. and Metternich, NW., (2020). Who joins and who fights? Explaining tacit coalition behavior among civil war actors

Binetti, M. and Steinwand, MC., (2020). Aid Targeting in Post Conflict Nepal

Steinwand, MC. and Reinsberg, B., (2020). Multilateral aid to the rescue? Sectoral fragmentation of bilateral development aid and the role of the World Bank

Bormann, N-C. and Steinwand, MC., (2020). Power-Sharing Coalitions and Ethnic Armed Conflict

Journal articles (11)

Dietrich, S., Reinsberg, B. and Steinwand, M., (2022). Donor bureaucratic organization and the pursuit of performance-based aid through multilateral trust funds. Journal of International Relations and Development. 25 (3), 709-738

Steinwand, M. and Metternich, N., (2022). Who Joins and Who Fights? Explaining Tacit Coalition Behavior among Civil War Actors. International Studies Quarterly. 66 (4)

Ásgeirsdóttir, Á. and Steinwand, MC., (2018). Distributive Outcomes in Contested Maritime Areas. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 62 (6), 1284-1313

Smirnov, O., Steinwand, MC., Xiao, T. and Zhang, M., (2018). Climate Impacts, Political Institutions, and Leader Survival: Effects of Drought and Flooding Precipitation.. Economics of Disasters and Climate Change. 2 (2), 181-201

Gutting, R. and Steinwand, MC., (2017). Donor Fragmentation, Aid Shocks, and Violent Political Conflict. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 61 (3), 643-670

Steinwand, MC., (2015). Compete or Coordinate? Aid Fragmentation and Lead Donorship. International Organization. 69 (2), 443-472

Steinwand, MC., (2015). Foreign aid and political stability. Conflict Management and Peace Science. 32 (4), 395-424

Ásgeirsdóttir, Á. and Steinwand, M., (2015). Dispute settlement mechanisms and maritime boundary settlements. The Review of International Organizations. 10 (2), 119-143

Hennessy, A. and Steinwand, MC., (2014). The Sources of Pension Reforms in Western Europe: Domestic Factors, Policy Diffusion, or Common Shock?. International Interactions. 40 (4), 477-505

Steinwand, MC., (2011). Estimating Free-Riding Behavior: The StratAM Model. Political Analysis. 19 (4), 488-502

Steinwand, MC. and Stone, RW., (2008). The International Monetary Fund: A review of the recent evidence. The Review of International Organizations. 3 (2), 123-149

+44 (0) 1206 874146


5.418, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

On research leave AY 2023-24.