Associate Economist, RAND Corporation
Alex Rothenberg is an associate 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.
Recent work by Alex Rothenberg
Clustering of firms in Indonesia only leads to substantial productivity spillovers in a few industries, suggesting the need to review cluster policies
Better matching between transmigrants’ origin and destination agroclimate and languages can substantially improve productivity and integration