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Jonas Gamso

Jonas Gamso

Associate Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird School of Global Management
Arizona State University
400 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1221


  • Senior Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Associate Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management


Jonas Gamso is an associate professor of International Trade and Global Studies in the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes and conduct research related to global political economy, international development, and research methods. Before coming to ASU/Thunderbird, he completed his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Gamso's primary research focus is on trade between developing countries, and the impacts of this sort of trade for sustainable development. He also conduct studies on the relationships between foreign aid and international migration. 

Gamo's research has been published in International Studies QuarterlyWorld DevelopmentPolicy SciencesLatin American PerspectivesJournal of International Relations and DevelopmentJournal of Environment & Development, and Environmental Policy and Governance.


  • PhD, Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
  • MA, Sociology, University of Toledo, 2010
  • BA, Anthropology, University of Toledo, 2006


Journal Articles


Gamso, J. 2019. China's ivory bans: Enhancing soft power through wildlife conservation. International Affairs 95(6):1389-1402. DOI: 10.1093/ia/iiz192. (link )

Gamso, J. 2019. China’s rise and physical integrity rights in developing countries. Review of International Political Economy 26(4):722-748. DOI: 10.1080/09692290.2019.1620310. (link )

Gamso, J. 2019. South–south trade and collective labour laws: do developing countries race to the top when they trade with the South?. Journal of International Relations and Development 22(4):954–982. DOI: 10.1057/s41268-017-0124-y. (link )

Gamso, J. and R. C. Nelson. 2019. Does partnering with the World Bank shield investors from political risks in less developed countries?. Journal of World Business 54(5):100997. DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2019.100997. (link )


Gamso, J. 2018. Environmental policy impacts of trade with China and the moderating effect of governance. Environmental Policy and Governance 28(6):395-405. DOI: 10.1002/eet.1807. (link )

Gamso, J. 2018. Trade-based adoption of voluntary environmental programs in the developing world: Racing to the top or stuck in the mud?. Policy Sciences 51(4):515-543. DOI: 10.1007/s11077-018-9319-3. (link )

Gamso, J. and F. Yuldashev. 2018. Does rural development aid reduce international migration?. World Development 10(Oct):268-282. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.05.035. (link )

Gamso, J. and F. Yuldashev. 2018. Targeted foreign aid and international migration: Is development - promotion an effective immigration policy?. International Studies Quarterly 62(4):809-820. DOI: 10.1093/isq/sqy029. (link )


Gamso, J. 2017. Trade partnerships and environmental performance in developing countries. The Journal of Environment & Development 26(4):375-399. DOI: 10.1177/1070496517729727. (link )


Gamso, J. 2016. A case of diversified dependency: Macrostructural change and policy alternatives in Ecuador. Latin American Perspectives 43(1):109-123. DOI: 10.1177/0094582X15571275. (link )