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Jonathan Rothwell, Ph.D.

Jonathan Rothwell, Ph.D.

Principal Economist
About Jonathan

Jonathan Rothwell is Gallup's principal economist. He advises clients on research questions, methods and economic analysis and publishes articles on a range of social science topics in academic and popular publications. He frequently contributes to The New York Times' "The Upshot" column and hosts the Gallup-Knight Foundation podcast, "Out of the Echo Chamber." He recently published a book, A Republic of Equals, with Princeton University Press on the causes of income inequality. His other recent scholarly work includes measuring job quality, designing research strategies to measure the effects of technology on workers, measuring quality in higher education, analyzing the impact of international trade on the labor market and the causes of productivity growth, and examining the social factors that affect political preferences.

Before joining Gallup, Jonathan was a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program. He is currently a nonresident fellow at Brookings and a visiting scholar at George Washington University. Jonathan received a doctorate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.