Jesse Rothstein is a professor of public policy and economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and the director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. His research focuses on education and tax policy, and particularly on the way that public institutions ameliorate or reinforce the effects of children’s families on their academic and economic outcomes. He has conducted studies on teacher evaluation, the value of school infrastructure spending, affirmative action in college and graduate school admissions, and the causes and consequences of racial segregation. Rothstein has been published in American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Chicago Law Review, and American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served as a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisers and as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.