Jesse Rothstein
rothstein@berkeley.edu


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JESSE ROTHSTEIN

Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Director,
     Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)
Co-Director, California Policy Lab
University of California, Berkeley


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NEW

"The Impact of Letters of Recommendation on UC Berkeley Admissions in the 2016-17 Cycle." Report to the UC Berkeley faculty committee on Admissions, Enrollment, and Preparatory Education, June 2017.

"Do Minimum Wages Really Kill Jobs?" (with Michael Reich) EconoFact, Tufts University, April 27, 2017.

"Social Security Benefits: When Do You Plan to Retire?" EconoFact, Tufts University, February 9, 2017.

"Can Value-Added Models Identify Teachers' Impacts?" Policy brief, UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, December 2016.

"Expand Social Security." Washington Center for Equitable Growth, October 31, 2016. (Bloomberg interview).

"UC Berkeley Admissions in 2015 and 2016: An Analysis of the Role of Letters of Recommendation and Augmented Review." Report to the UC Berkeley faculty committee on Admissions, Enrollment, and Preparatory Education, July 2016.

"Can School Finance Reforms Improve Student Achievement?" Policy brief, UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, March 2016. (Source paper).

"Q&A: The Economic Consequences of Denying Teacher Tenure." The American Prospect, August 4, 2016.

SCHOOL FINANCE

NEW "Can School Finance Reforms Improve Student Achievement?" Policy brief, UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, March 2016. (Source paper).

"Using Housing Markets to Estimate the Value of School Infrastructure Investments," with Stephanie Riegg Cellini and Fernando Ferreira. Wharton Real Estate Review 15(2), Fall 2011. (Source paper). (Free pre-publication version)

THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

"The New California Earned Income Tax Credit." Policy brief, UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment December 2015.

"The Earned Income Tax Credit." Issue brief, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, December 2015.

UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

"The Great Recession and its aftermath: What role do structural changes play?." Issue brief, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, June 2015.

"Extended unemployment insurance remains critical." Issue brief, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, May 25, 2014.

"Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance in the Great Recession." May 2014. NBER Digest lay summary of this paper.

VIDEO. "Long-Term Unemployment: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions. Presentation, Economic Policy Institute Forum on Long-Term Unemployment, May 26, 2010.

TEACHER EVALUATION

NEW "Can Value-Added Models Identify Teachers' Impacts?" Policy brief, UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, December 2016.

NEW "Q&A: The Economic Consequences of Denying Teacher Tenure." The American Prospect, August 4, 2016.

VIDEO. Panel discussion at New York State Board of Regents Learning Summit on Annual Professional Performance Review, May 7, 2014.

"Taking on Teacher Tenure Backfires." Op-ed, The New York Times, June 13, 2014. (Drawing on this paper)

"Review of Two Culminating Reports from the MET Project." (with William J. Mathis). Published online in Think Tank Review, National Education Policy Center, Boulder Colorado, January 31, 2013.

"Effects of Value-Added Policies." Focus (University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty) 29(2), Fall/Winter 2012-13, 23-24.

VIDEO. "Evaluating Teacher Evaluation: What Are Value-Added Metrics?" Speech at DePaul University, May 30, 2012.

"Evaluating Teacher Evaluation," with Linda Darling-Hammond, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, and Edward Haertel. Phi Delta Kappan 93(6), March 2012, p.p. 8-15. (Free version).

"Let's Not Rush into Value-Added Evaluations." The New York Times Room for Debate, January 16, 2012.

VIDEO. "Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: A Challenge for Policy Makers." Capitol Hill Briefing, sponsored by American Educational Research Association and National Academy of Education, with Jack Jennings, Ed Haertel, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Bethany Little. September 12, 2011.

"Review of 'Learning About Teaching: Initial Findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project.'" Published online in Think Tank Review, National Education Policy Center, Boulder Colorado, January 13, 2011.

"Assessing a Teacher's Value: More Harm Than Good." The New York Times Room for Debate, September 6, 2010.

OTHER TOPICS

NEW "The Impact of Letters of Recommendation on UC Berkeley Admissions in the 2016-17 Cycle." Report to the UC Berkeley faculty committee on Admissions, Enrollment, and Preparatory Education, June 2017.

NEW "Do Minimum Wages Really Kill Jobs?" (with Michael Reich) EconoFact, Tufts University, April 27, 2017.

NEW "Social Security Benefits: When Do You Plan to Retire?" EconoFact, Tufts University, , February 9, 2017.

NEW "Expand Social Security." Washington Center for Equitable Growth, October 31, 2016. (Bloomberg interview).

"UC Berkeley Admissions in 2015 and 2016: An Analysis of the Role of Letters of Recommendation and Augmented Review." Report to the UC Berkeley faculty committee on Admissions, Enrollment, and Preparatory Education, July 2016.

VIDEO. American Economic Association Continuing Education Course in Labor Economics, with Lowell Taylor. (Day 1). (Day 2) (Day 3).

VIDEO. Panel discussion on Larry Summers, "Economic Possibilities for Our Children." Wildavsky Forum, April 13, 2012.

"Conversation: Merit, Testing, and Opportunity," with Richard Rothstein. The American Prospect 11(21), Sept. 25-Oct. 9, 2000, pp. 19-20.

"Taxes and the Internet: Updating Tax Structures for a Wired World" (with Traci Gleason Wright). State Tax Notes 17(9), August 23, 1999.