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).
“Who gets access to fast broadband? Evidence from Los Angeles County.” (Government Information Quarterly (forthcoming), 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)
“Empleo y brecha digital de género en América Latina.” (Revista Latinoamericana de Economía y Sociedad Digital, 2020)
“‘This gig is not for women’: Gender stereotyping in online hiring,” (Social Science Computer Review, 2019).
“Learning from or leaning on? The impact of children on internet use by adults,” (New Media & Society, 2018).
“Why are half of Latin Americans not online? A four-country study of reasons for Internet non-adoption,” (International Journal of Communication, 2017).
“Connected for development? Theory and evidence about the impact of the Internet on poverty alleviation,” (Development Policy Review, 2017).
COMM 431: Global Strategy for the Communications Industry
COMM 553: Global Internet Governance