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Jonathan Aronson

Professor of Communication and International Relations

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 743-4647
Office: ASC 324G

Annenberg Center


Ph.D. Political Science, Stanford University, 1/1977
M.A. Applied Economics, Food Research Institute, 1/1975
M.A. Political Science, Stanford University, 1/1973
B.A. Government, Harvard University, 1/1971

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Associate Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California, 01/01/1982-01/01/1988  
Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, 01/01/1987  
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 01/01/1986-01/01/1987  
International Economist, Office of the United States Trade Representatives, Washington, D.C., 01/01/1982-01/01/1983  
Assistant Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California, 01/01/1976-01/01/1982  
Research Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 01/01/1975-01/01/1976  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Aronson studies international political economy with special attention to trade negotiations, trade in services, comparative regulation, international strategic alliances and international telecommunications. His most recent book, Managing the World Economy: The Consequences of Corporate Alliances, considers how changes in the way the world economy works will force governments to find new ways to conduct their international economic relations after the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations. He also studies how the globalization of telecommunications networks is influenced by intellectual property, standard setting, and competition policy issues and the implications of these changes for regulation, privacy and the digital divide.

Research Specialties

International political economy
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