Jesse Rothstein is a professor of public policy and economics. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 2009. He spent the 2009-10 academic year in public service, first as Senior Economist at the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers and then as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. Earlier, he was assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley in 2003.
Research Interests: Economics of education; local public finance; school and teacher accountability and performance measurement; discrimination; inequality; affirmative action; black-white gaps in educational and economic outcomes; tax and transfer policy.
Latest IRLE Publications
- Scraping By: Income and Program Participation After the Loss of Extended Unemployment Benefits
- Jesse Rothstein: What Does the Seattle Experience Teach Us About Minimum Wages?
- The Impact of Letters of Recommendation on UC Berkeley Admissions in the 2016-2017 Cycle
- Measuring the Impacts of Teachers: Comment
- Inequality of Educational Opportunity? Schools as Mediators of the Intergenerational Transmission of Income
- The Great Recession and its Aftermath: What Role for Structural Changes?
- Social Security Benefits: When Do You Plan to Retire?
- Revisiting the Impacts of Teachers
- Can value-added models identify teachers’ impacts?
- The Earned Income Tax Credit