Jonathan Rothwell

Senior Economist

Jonathan Rothwell, Gallup’s principal economist, researches and publishes on a broad range of topics, particularly in the areas of higher education, macroeconomics, entrepreneurship and labor economics. While at Gallup, his publications have included an analysis of who supported various presidential candidates during the 2016 election, the effect of trade competition on regional economic outcomes, the validity of using consumer ratings to assess colleges, and several publications for The New York Times’ The Upshot. He is the author of a book on income inequality called "A Republic of Equals: A Manifesto for a Just Society." Before joining Gallup, Jonathan was a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. He frequently published research on issues such as trade; innovation; education; college quality; the supply and demand for skills; residential segregation by income, race and ethnicity; and the causes of income inequality.

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