Jesse Rothstein

Senior Research Fellow

Jesse Rothstein is Professor of Public Policy and Economics and Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley. A Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, in 2009-2010 he served as a Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers and then as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. His research focuses on education and tax policy, particularly the way that public institutions ameliorate or reinforce the effects of children’s families on their academic and economic outcomes. Within education, he has conducted studies on teacher evaluation; on the value of school infrastructure spending; on affirmative action in college and graduate school admissions; and on the causes and consequences of racial segregation.

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