Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, California Institute of Technology

Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Pasadena, California rosentha@caltech.edu Office: (626) 395-4058

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Jean-Laurent Rosenthal is Rea A. and Lela G. Axline Professor of Business Economics and executive officer for the Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor’s degree in History from Reed College (1984) and a Ph.D. from Caltech in Social Science (1988). He was awar...

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Jean-Laurent Rosenthal is Rea A. and Lela G. Axline Professor of Business Economics and executive officer for the Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor’s degree in History from Reed College (1984) and a Ph.D. from Caltech in Social Science (1988). He was awarded Clauser dissertation Prize at Caltech in 1988, an NSF young investigator award in 1992 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001. He taught at UCLA’s department of economics from 1988 to 2006. His research focuses on understanding what institutions encourage economic growth and wealth formation. More specifically investigations have included changes in property rights at the time of the French Revolution, on credit markets in Europe, on law and the organization of enterprises (France, Germany, U.S. and U.K), and on wealth inequality.

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