Alexander Rothenberg

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, and urban economics. He has extensive experience with structural econometric modeling and reduced form techniques. His ongoing research involves a variety of projects, including transportation infrastructure and firm location choice in Indonesia, household community participation and ethnic diversity in Sierra Leone, the impact of macroeconomic shocks (the Asian financial crisis) and regional developments (road improvements) on firm entry and employment in Indonesia, and an evaluation of Indonesia's transmigration program.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project draws on rich Indonesian data to study the externalities and impacts of agglomeration in order for relevant insight into spatially targeted policies for manufacturing firms in Low-Income Countries (LICs). 
Researchers: Alexander Rothenberg, Shanthi Nataraj
Grants Round: 2nd MRG round
Country: Indonesia