Contact Information

Cell: (202) 207-8595
Email: jrothbau@gwmail.gwu.edu
Mail: 2115 G St., NW, Monroe 340
Washington DC, 20052

Jonathan Rothbaum

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics
The George Washington University

Research Interests

Labor Economics
Development Economics
Public Economics
Urban Economics

About Me

I am a PhD candidate at The George Washington University Department of Economics. My research interests are in labor economics, public economics, development economics, and urban economics. I am interested in understanding poverty. intergenerational income and educational mobility, and equality of opportunity.

My job market papers studies racial differences in mobility and equality of oppportunity and how they have changed over the last 20 years in the United States. My results can help inform the policy debate about how to address inequality and equality of opportunity differences in the United States.

I spent time before enrolling in the PhD program working as a computer programmer and as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small Andean village in Ecuador.

I am currently on the job market and will be available for interviews at the 2013 AEA meetings in San Diego.