Hernan Galperin is an internationally recognized expert on Internet policy and digital inequality. His research uses surveys, field experiments and other quantitative methods to understand the determinants of broadband adoption and use, and how these are linked to the mechanisms of social stratification.
He is the author of four books and has published extensively in major journals such as Telecommunications Policy, Development Policy Review, New Media and Society, Government Information Quarterly, and Information Technologies and International Development (ITID). At USC Annenberg, he serves as director of the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC). He is also former director and non-resident fellow at the Center for Technology and Society at Universidad de San Andres (Argentina), non-resident fellow at CIDE’s Centro Latam Digital (Mexico), and is affiliated with the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and the USC Price Center for Social Innovation. His research has been funded by a variety of institutions, including the Pew Charitable Trust, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada), the Internet Society and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
Awards and honors:
Non-resident Fellow, Cyberpolicy Think Tank, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE), Mexico (2018).
Member, Information and Media Global Future Council, World Economic Forum (2019).
Top paper award, International Communication Association (2020).
Top paper award, International Communication Association (2022).
“A failed regulatory remedy? An empirical examination of affordable broadband plan obligations.” (International Journal of Communication, 2022).
“The impact of broadband on poverty reduction in rural Ecuador.” (Telematics and Informatics, 2022).
“Who gets access to fast broadband? Evidence from Los Angeles County.” (Government Information Quarterly, 2021).
“Employment and the gender digital divide in Latin America: A decomposition analysis.” (Telecommunications Policy, 2021).
“The power divide: Mobile communication in Los Angeles’ Skid Row.” (Mobile Media & Communication, 2020).
“Estimating participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program.” (MEDIA Policy Brief #2, 2022).
“A roadmap for affordable broadband: Lessons from the Emergency Broadband Benefit.” (MEDIA Policy Brief #1, 2022).
“Digital inclusion in public housing: The case of HACLA.” (MEDIA Case Study #2, 2022).
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