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B. Peter Rosendorff

B. Peter Rosendorff

Visiting Fellow, USC Gould Center for Law and Social Science

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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B. Peter Rosendorff is Professor of Politics at New York University and is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Economics and Politics, and on the editorial boards of International Organization and Journal of Politics. Previously, he was Director of the Center for International Studies and Associate Professor of International Relations and Economics at the University of Southern California, and Assistant Professor of Economics and Government at Georgetown University. Rosendorff holds a PhD (and MA and MPhil) from Columbia University in Economics, a BA and BS from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in Mathematics and Economics. He has held grants from the National Science Foundation and the Japan Foundation, among others. Rosendorff’s research examines the linkages between domestic politics and international economic policy, cooperation and law, with applications to human rights, terrorism, international trade and investment, and democratization. He has published widely in the economics, political science and international relations journals. Recent publications include “Do Human Rights Treaties Prolong the Tenure of Autocratic Ratifiers,” Journal of International Law and Politics, 2012 (with James Hollyer), “Leadership Survival, Regime Type, Policy Uncertainty and PTA Accession,” International Studies Quarterly, 2012 (with James Hollyer), “Democracy and Transparency,” Journal of Politics, 2011 (with James Hollyer and James Vreeland), “Why Do Authoritarian Regimes Sign the Convention Against Torture? Signaling, Domestic Politics and Non-Compliance,” Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2011 (with James Hollyer), “Strengthening International Courts and the Early Settlement of Disputes,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2010 (with Michael Gilligan and Leslie Johns) and “Suicide Terror and the Backlash Effect,” Defense and Peace Economics, 2010 (with Todd Sandler). He is currently writing a book tentatively titled Information, Democracy and Autocracy: Economic Transparency and Political (In)Stability.


Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2017
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was cited about the limited economic benefits for Americans when tax breaks encourage companies to repatriate foreign income. After the tax holiday, U.S. corporations even stepped up their sequestering of profits abroad, figuring that sooner or later a new administration would offer them yet another break — as Trump is proposing. That hoard of what Kleinbard calls “stateless income” now tops $2 trillion.


Hannah Garry
February, 2017

Hannah Garry moderated "Humanity in War: An International Humanitarian Law Workshop," USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, CA.

Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

“The Problem Of Social Order: What Should We Count As Law?” Law and Social Inquiry 42 (2017): 16.

David B. Cruz
February, 2017

David B. Cruz spoke on "Equal Protection? Current Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination" on a panel on "Challenges and Controversies in Constitutional Law," 2017 Central District of California Judicial Conference, La Quinta, CA.