Esteban Rossi-Hansberg is the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago (since 2021). Previously, he was a Professor of Economics at Princeton University from 2005 to 2021 and at Stanford University from 2002 to 2005. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2002. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research. He is the co-director of the International Economics and Economic Geography Initiative at the Becker Friedman Institute. In 2021 he became an Editor of the Journal of Political Economy.
Rossi-Hansberg’s research specializes in international trade, regional and urban economics, as well as growth and organizational economics. Among other topics, his work has studied the internal structure of cities; the implications of offshoring and changes in firm organization on economic outcomes; and the impact of spatial frictions and agglomeration and congestion forces on the gains from migration and the cost of climate change. He has published extensively in all major journals in economics.
In 2007 he received the prestigious Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship and in 2010 he received the August Lösch Prize and the Geoffrey Hewings Award. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society since 2017 and won the Robert E. Lucas Jr. Prize in 2019. In 2022 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.