Jesse Rothstein researches education policy and the labor market, with recent work including studies of teacher quality and the effects of unemployment insurance during the Great Recession. He has also published work concerning the black-white test score gap, student loans, selection bias in college admissions, and affirmative action.
At University of California, Berkeley, Rothstein is currently an associate professor of public policy and economics, as well as the director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE). He is on the board of editors of American Economic Review and an associate editor of Industrial Relations. Rothstein is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), as well as a Fellow at both the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado and the CESifo Research Network.
Rothstein holds a BA in mathematics from Harvard University and a masters in public policy and PhD in economics from University of California, Berkeley.