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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.


American Public Media's "Marketplace"
April 18, 2017
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was interviewed about contract negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and television and movie producers. "The union has worked to release writers from exclusivity agreements but only if they make less than $210,000 a year," said Handel. "The irony here is that the Writers Guild's struggling TV writers are upper income, not middle class".


Gregory Keating
February, 2017

"The Priority of Avoiding Harm and Principles of Risk Regulation" was solicited and selected for a special, symposium issue of the journal Revus.

Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

Gillian Hadfield participated in a roundtable discussion of her book “Rules for a Flat World” at the Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado Boulder School of Law.

Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

Keynote, "Rules for a Flat World," Entrepreneurship and Collaboration Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder