Kyle Jaros

Associate Professor of Global Affairs

Kyle Jaros

2163 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-6105
kjaros@nd.edu

Kyle Jaros

Associate Professor of Global Affairs


Areas of expertise: Chinese politics; politics of urban and regional development; intergovernmental relations; metropolitan governance; comparative political economy of development


Kyle A. Jaros is associate professor of global affairs in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. He also holds a concurrent appointment in the Department of Political Science.

Jaros’s research explores the politics of regional development, central-local relations, and metropolitan governance with a focus on China. His first book, China’s Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development (Princeton University Press, 2019) examines the policy logics and political factors driving uneven development in China’s provinces. His research on China’s subnational development and central-local relations has also appeared in leading China studies and social science journals such as The China Journal, The China Quarterly, Modern China, Politics & Society, and Studies in Comparative International Development. Jaros is currently at work on a second book project that examines changes in the structure and workings of China’s big-city governments to understand the evolution of the party-state system under Xi Jinping. He also is currently a fellow in the National Committee on US-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program (2021-23).

Before coming to Notre Dame, Jaros was associate professor in the political economy of China at the University of Oxford’s School of Global and Area Studies and held a China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Ash Center of the Harvard Kennedy School. Jaros earned a PhD and MA in political science from the Department of Government at Harvard University, and an AB in public and international affairs and a certificate in Chinese language and culture from Princeton University. He also holds a graduate certificate in Chinese studies from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies.