Matthew Ross
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Economics, University of Connecticut
    MA, Economics, University of Connecticut
    MA, Regional Economic Development, University of Massachusetts
    BA, Economics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Research Interests
    Urban Economics, Labor Economics, Public Policy Evaluation
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Matthew B. Ross is an assistant professor in the Economic Sciences Department at Claremont Graduate University, as well as a visiting scholar at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Ross is an applied microeconomist whose work has a strong public policy focus and sits at the intersection of urban and labor economics. His work operates within a broad intellectual framework and he frequently collaborates with scholars from across different disciplines.

Ross’s research agenda is currently focused on two distinct lines of inquiry: (1) empirically testing for police discrimination and understanding the role of police officer experience and formalized training; and (2) public policy related to regional labor markets, innovation spillovers, and skills training. His work has been published in peer reviewed journals including Industrial and Labor Relations Review and Labour Economics as well as conference volumes for the American Economic Association and the Association for Computing Machinery. On the topic of testing for police discrimination, he has served as a statistical adviser and authored eight analyses examining policing data for evidence of discrimination in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Ross has provided guidance to the States of California and Oregon on building data systems and developing an analytical framework for assessing the extent of discrimination in police traffic stops.

Ross’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and covered by many national and local media outlets including US News, WNPR, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Marshall Project, New York Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Ross has presented his research at the American Economic Association, National Bureau of Economic Research, Society of Labor Economics, Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, and Urban Economics Association. Ross received a PhD in economics from the University of Connecticut and was previously a joint post-doc at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Ohio State University.

“The Effect of Intensive Margin Changes to Task Content on Employment Dynamics over the Business Cycle.” Industrial Labor Relations Review, (2020).

Co-authored with Stephen L. Ross and Jesse J. Kalinowski. “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: The Geography of Police Stops.” American Economic Association P&P, (2019).

“Routine-Biased Technical Change: Panel Evidence of Task Orientation and Wage Effects.” Labour Economics, (2017).

Co-authored with Vetle Torvik, et al. “Predicting Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Beyond Medline.” Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Proceedings of SWM 2017: Workshop on Scholarly Web Mining, (2017).

Urban Economics
Policy Analysis