Susan Ariel Aaronson
Research Professor of International Affairs, GWU Cross-Disciplinary Fellow, and Carvalho Fellow, GAP
|Address:||Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Areas of Expertise
International trade and investment agreements; digital trade; digital rights and Internet governance; trade liberalization and public health; protectionism; good governance, anticorruption, and transparency; conflict and human rights; economic growth and human rights
- Digital Protectionism
- Repression, civil conflict and leadership tenure
- Transparency as a tool to Promote labor Rights and Good Governance
- Whistleblowers in International Organizations
- Making Trade Policy More Transparent and Accountable
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Aaronson is the author of six books and numerous articles on trade, human rights, international investment; public private partnerships; globalization, corporate social responsibility; and public understanding of economic change. Her books include:
- Trade Imbalance: The Struggle to Weigh Human Rights in Trade Policymaking (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
- Taking Trade to the Streets: The Lost History of Public Efforts to Shape Globalization (University of Michigan Press, 2001)
- Trade and the American Dream: A Social History of Postwar Trade Policy (University Press of Kentucky, 1996)
Dr. Aaronson has also written two primers on trade: "Trade is Everybody's Business" for high school students and "Are there Trade Offs When Americans Trade?" for adults. These books relate trade to citizens' daily lives.
- "The Digital Trade Imbalance and Its Implications for Internet Governance." Global Commission on Internet Governance Paper Series.
- “Why Trade Agreements are not Setting Information Free: The Lost History and Reinvigorated Debate over Cross-Border Data Flows, Human Rights and National Security,” World Trade Review available on CJO2015. doi: 10.1017/S1474745615000014.
- With Rod Abouharb, “The Liberal Illusion is not a Complete Delusion: The WTO helps member states keep the peace only when it increases trade.”Global Economy Journal
- “Working by Design, New Ideas to Empower US and European Workers in TTIP” (.pdf)
- With Rod Abouharb, “Does the WTO Help Nations Improve Governance?,” World Trade Review 13, iss 3, (2014): 547-582. doi:10.1017/S1474745613000244.
- With Rod Abouharb, “Is More Trade Always Better? The WTO and Human Rights in Conflict Zones,” Journal of World Trade 47, no 5, (2013): 1091-1128.
HIST 6031 History of International Economic Systems: the WTO and the Bretton Woods Institutions
IAFF 6198 Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy
- Trade Issues and Strategies
- Digital Trade and Global Governance Issues
- Corruption, Development and Good Governance