Jonathan Rothwell is an associate fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, where he has worked since 2009. His research covers a variety of topics on the sources of regional and national economic growth and prosperity with a focus on human capital and innovation. He has written Brookings reports on the labor market for education and skills, the economic consequences of patents and science and technical knowledge, the cleantech industry, and how land regulations create income segregation and unequal access to high-performing public schools. He has also published a number of peer-reviewed research articles in leading social science journals. He has been asked to advise political leaders as well as policy institutions like the National Research Council and National Science Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State, a master’s degree in economics from the New School, and a doctorate in public policy from Princeton.
ITIF will host a lively debate regarding the STEM worker shortage.