Jesse Rothstein

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Jesse Rothstein

Carmel P. Friesen Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics; Director, California Policy Lab

Labor economics, public economics
Current Research
Industry and geographic wage premiums; safety net programs
Current Status
Sabbatical, Fall 2023 & Spring 2024
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2003
Research Interests
Inequality, education, wage determination, black-white gaps in educational and economic outcomes, tax and transfer policy

About Jesse Rothstein

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.