Jonathan Aronson

Professor of Communication and International Relations
Email Office ASC 324G Office Phone (213) 743-4647

Research & Practice Areas

International political economy


  • 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
  • Tenure Track Appointments

    • 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
    • Associate Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California, 01/01/1982 – 01/01/1988
    • 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
  • 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.