Mauro De Lorenzo studies private sector-based approaches to development in post-conflict and post-Socialist countries, focusing on reforms that have made some developing countries attractive to foreign and domestic investment. He also researches Chinese investment and political influence outside the Pacific region, particularly in Africa; the design of policies that promote democratic accountability in aid-receiving countries; and refugee and humanitarian policy.

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  • Special Assistant ("Plus One") to Senator Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors, 2007-present
  • Consultant, Rwanda and Liberia Presidential Advisory Teams, Brenthurst Foundation, 2007-present
  • Consultant, Afghan Construction Companies, Kabul, 2005
  • Associate Producer, "The Price of Aid," BBC/ARTE, 2002-2003
  • Analyst for Rwanda and Congo, Oxford Analytica, 2001-2004
  • Research Associate, American University in Cairo, 2001-2002
  • Research Associate, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Kampala, Uganda, 1999-2001
  • Refugee Elections Specialist, Refugee Policy Group, Monrovia, Liberia, 1997
  • Assistant to the Coordinator, Refugee Elections Steering Group, Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1996-97



M.Sc., social anthropology, University of Oxford
M.A., linguistics; B.A., cognitive science, University of Delaware