Casey G. Rothschild is an associate professor of economics at Wellesley College. His research focuses on the optimal design of tax systems and on the impact of regulatory interventions in insurance markets.
During the Radcliffe fellowship year, Rothschild is working on the implications of job mobility and labor force participation for the design of optimal income tax systems. He is using newly developed theoretical methods to extend results that are known to apply in simple model economies to settings with richly heterogeneous taxpayers.
Rothschild earned his AB in physics from Princeton University and his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received the Robert M. Solow Prize for his outstanding performance in scholarship and teaching. He has previously taught at Columbia University, Middlebury College, MIT, and the Roxbury Latin School. He was the 2012 recipient of the American Risk and Insurance Association’s Robert C. Witt Award.