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Jonathan Rothwell

Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
Brookings Institution

Jonathan Rothwell

Jonathan Rothwell is a senior research associate and associate fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, where he researches a variety of economics issues. He has devised new ways to measure economic concepts, including exports from metropolitan areas, skill mismatch, “green” jobs, land-use regulation, STEM skills, social capital, and housing costs near high-quality schools. His work has been cited by many national and regional media outlets, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is a frequent blogger and has published in a number of leading academic journals. He earned a B.S. from Penn State, a M.A. in economics from the New School, and a Ph.D. in policy from Princeton University.