Jesse M. Rothstein

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School<br>Jacob Viner University Preceptor

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Jesse Rothstein is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. A public and labor economist, 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. Much of his research examines racial gaps in educational progress. His studies in this area include an examination (with Albert Yoon) of the role of affirmative action in legal education and an assessment (with Alan Krueger and Sarah Turner) of Justice O'Connor's prediction in Grutter v. Bollinger that affirmative action will be unnecessary within a quarter century. He also studies the causes and consequences of racial segregation and the role of housing markets in allocating access to good schools. He has a Ph.D. in economics and a Masters in Public Policy, both from the University of California, Berkeley.
Publications: 
"Affirmative Action in Law School Admissions: What Do Racial Preferences Do?," with Albert Yoon (February 2007).

"Mismatch in Law School," with Albert Yoon (updated: June 2006).

"Race, Income, and College in 25 Years: The Continuing Legacy of Segregation and Discrimination," with Alan Krueger and Sarah Turner. American Law and Economics Review, volume 8, issue 2 (Summer 2006), pp. 282-311.

"Was Justice O'Connor Right? Race and Highly Selective College Admissions in 25 Years," with Alan Krueger and Sarah Turner. In Michael McPherson and Morton Schapiro, editors, College Access: Opportunity or Privilege. 2006. New York: The College Board. Pp. 35-46.