International Relations

Budget Analysis [in International Organization Research]

Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir LMU Munich
Ronny Patz LMU Munich
In this chapter, we discuss the challenges of researching budgets and budgeting in international organizations. A key challenge is to recognize that there are different types of IO budgets, with different implications for different research questions. Researchers need to spend considerable effort to ensure reliability, validity and completeness of budget, expenditure and revenue data when conducting empirical research.