Esteban Rossi-Hansberg is a distinguished macroeconomist with an interest in international trade and urban economics. His research focuses on growth in and the internal structure of cities, firm size and dynamics, and considering economic activity spatially. His analysis often considers core economic concepts in relation to information technology and the broader knowledge economy.
At present, Rossi-Hansberg holds research affiliations with the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research. In 2010, he received the Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Award from the North American Regional Science Council and the August Loesh Prize for outstanding academic research in regional science. In that same year he was awarded an International Growth Center Grant. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007, when he was also awarded an Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship.
Rossi-Hansberg began his academic career in 2002 as an assistant professor of economics at Stanford University. In 2005, he became an assistant professor at Princeton University, where he has been a professor of economics since 2007. He has made academic visits to Harvard University, the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics, and the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Urban Economics, and the Journal of Regional Science.
Rossi-Hansberg earned his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2002. He earned his MA and BA from the Instituto Tecnólogo Autónomo de México in 1997 and 1996, respectively.
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg visited the institute as a CME Group Foundation Fellow for the 2012-13 academic year.