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Clint J. Ballinger is an American social scientist who writes about the misapplication of inferential statistics in the social sciences, international development, as well as geographic determinism from a consequentialist ethical perspective.
Ballinger received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, studying long-term economic and political development in the Anthropology department, writing his senior thesis under Professor Denise Schmandt-Besserat, his master's degree in 2001 at the Department of Political Science of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his PhD in 2008 at the Department of Geography of the University of Cambridge with a dissertation titled Initial Conditions as Exogenous Factors in Spatial Explanation. He also holds a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University.
- City, Society, and State: The Role of Transport Costs in European State Development Thesis/Dissertation, 103 p. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2001.
- Classifying Contingency in the Social Sciences: Diachronic, Synchronic, and Deterministic Contingency.
- Initial Conditions as Exogenous Factors in Spatial Explanation. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 2008.
- Determinism and the Antiquated Deontology of the Social Sciences. 2008
- Initial Conditions and the ‘Open Systems’ Argument against Laws of Nature. In: Metaphysica. Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 17–31 Template:ISSN Template:Doi
- Why Geographic Factors are Necessary in Development Studies Working Paper Series of the Social Science Research Network, 2011 
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- "Classifying Contingency: Diachronic, Synchronic, and Deterministic Contingency" University of Cambridge, Department of Geography
- "Why Geographic Factors are Necessary in Development Studies", SSRN, February 20, 2011