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Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics

Matthew B. Ross is an associate professor jointly appointed to the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and the Department of Economics. He is an applied microeconomist working at the intersection of urban, public, and labor economics. His research and public engagement seek to better inform policy and positively impact society. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature, Journal of Human Resources, Criminology & Public Policy, and the Industrial and Labor Relations Review. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, and the US Department of Transportation.

Ross was previously an Assistant Professor at Claremont Graduate University and an Assistant Research Professor in the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Ross was a Post-Doc jointly with the Economics Department at Ohio State University and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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– Fellowship w/ Cuebiq (Spectus, Data for Good Initiative), 2022-24
– Subject Matter Expert for Department of Justice (New Orleans Consent Decree), 2022
– Subject Matter Expert for State of New Jersey Office of Attorney General, 2022
– Principal Investigator. “Does More Training Mitigate Disparities in Police Use of Force? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from New Linked Data” with CarlyWill Sloan. Russell Sage Foundation, 2021-22
– Principal Investigator. “Research funding, organizational context, and transformative research: New insights from new methods and data” with Raviv Murciano-Goroff (BU), Julia Lane (NYU), and Russel Funk (UMN). National Science Foundation (SciSIP #1932689), 2019-23.

  • Endogenous Driving Behavior in Tests of Racial Profiling
    by Jesse J. Kalinowski, Matthew B. Ross and Stephen L. Ross.
    J. Human Resources, January 9, 2023 0822- 12513R1
  • Ross, Matthew B. and Britta Glennon, Raviv Murciano-Goroff, Enrico Berkes, Bruce A. Weinberg, Julia I. Lane. 2022. “Women are Credited Less in Science than Their Male Counterparts”. Nature. Forthcoming
  • Yu, Huifeng and Joseph Staudt, Matthew B. Ross, Gerald Marschke, and Bruce A. Weinberg. 2023. “Publish or Perish: Selective Attrition as an Unifying Explanation for Lifecycle Patterns in Innovation”. Journal of Human Resources. University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 58(4), pages 1307-1346.
  • Ross, Matthew B. and Jesse J. Kalinowski, Kenneth Barone. 2020. “Testing for Disparities in Traffic Stops: Best Practices from the Connecticut Model”. Criminology & Public Policy.
  • Ross, Matthew B. 2020. “The Effect of Intensive Margin Changes to Task Content on Employment Dynamics over the Business Cycle”. Industrial and Labor Relations Review (ILRR).
  • Kalinowski, Jesse J. and Matthew B. Ross, Stephen L. Ross. 2019. “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: The Geography of Police Stops” American Economic Review (May, P&P issue).
  • Ross, Matthew B. 2017. “Routine-Biased Technical Change: Panel Evidence of Task Orientation and Wage”. Labour Economics.

– Visiting Fellow, Department of Public Policy, University of Connecticut, 2022-pres.
– APPAM Fall Research Conference Committee (Science and Technology), 2017, 2021, 2022 (chair).
– Member of American Economic Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Urban Economics Association, Society of Labor Economists, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Matthew B.’s Colleagues

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David Lazer

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