Alexander Rothenberg

Alex Rothenberg is an economist with the RAND Corporation. Prior to joining RAND, Rothenberg was a research assistant at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and a graduate student instructor at the University of California, Berkeley. Rothenberg received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2012.

Rothenberg is an applied micro-economist with a background in applied econometrics, program evaluation, development, international trade, transportation, and urban economics. He has extensive experience with structural econometric modeling and reduced form techniques. His ongoing research involves work on agglomeration externalities and spatial policies in Indonesia, an evaluation of Indonesia’s Transmigration program, and an examination of the impact of infrastructure improvements on firm entry and employment in Indonesia.

Content by Alex Rothenberg
  • Blog post

    Matching and migration: Lessons from a resettlement programme in Indonesia

    The success of rural relocation and resettlement programmes may be dependent on the transferability of migrants' skills and experiences to their destinations. New findings from an Indonesian study suggest that relocation programmes should consider providing agricultural extension services to ensure migrants adapt and cope in new environments. Forced migration...

    24 Mar 2016 | Alex Rothenberg, Samuel Bazzi, Arya Gaduh, Maisy Wong