Paul Thissen

Designation: Consultant, 3ie
Paul Thissen is a social scientist with experience as a multi-method researcher and a news reporter. His research employs both quantitative and qualitative methods, with a regional focus on Central Africa and the Sahel. In journalism, he spent five years as a daily newspaper reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area, covering state and local governments in California. He has worked as an analyst with Freedom House, and his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Economics and Journalism from Northwestern University.