Chief Economist, Income Statistics Branch
U.S. Census Bureau
Jonathan Rothbaum is a research economist in the Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. He received his Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University in 2013. He is a labor economist researching the use of administrative data in the estimation of income, resource, and well-being statistics, particularly focused on measurement error, nonresponse, and imputation. He also researches equality of opportunity and intergenerational mobility. Before embarking on the path of economics, he worked as a computer programmer and as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small Andean village in Ecuador.