Peter Rosendorff, associate professor of international relations and economics, has been named the new director of the Center for International Studies at USC.
He replaces international relations professor J. Ann Tickner, who completed her three-year term.
Rosendorff is an expert in the political economy of trade policy, and much of his published work concerns the links between domestic politics and institutions and international economic policy.
His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Economic Review, International Organization and the Journal of Conflict Resolution, among others.
He currently is serving as co-editor of the Blackwell journal Economics & Politics and is a member of the editorial board of International Organization.
Rosendorff has held visiting positions at UCLA and Georgetown University and has received grants from a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation.
He has consulted for the World Bank, the United States government and a number of private clients. His latest research concerns the links between democracy, accountability and transparency, and what these mean for the design of domestic and international institutions such as the judiciary, central banks, preferential trade areas and multilateral lending and aid agencies.
The center provides a focal point for interdisciplinary research on international processes and events on the USC campus. It brings together faculty from around the university to focus on the economic, social, psychological, political, historical and geographic causes and effects of increased flows of goods, money, services, ideas and culture across international borders.
CIS has three distinguished scholars in residence for the year: Patricia Owens (University of Wales, Aberystwyth) and Barbara Koremenos (UCLA), as well as the resident European Union scholar Ramiro Cibrián.