Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Email: Ross.1469@OSU.edu

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I am currently a Post-Doc working with Professors Bruce Weinberg of Ohio State University and Julia Lane of New York University. My research interests span the areas of urban economics, the economics of innovation, public economics, and the dynamics of the labor market. Broadly speaking, I am interested in examining domestic policy issues using statistically rigorous analytical methods from applied microeconomics as well as tools from machine learning like text analysis, predictive modeling, and multi-label classification.

My current research agenda focuses on three interrelated topics: 1) developing new empirical methods for evaluating the provision of local goods and services, with a particular emphasis on policing and racial bias 2) investigating the efficacy and impact of federally funded scientific research on local economies and labor markets 3) examining how automation and technology has affected the world of working people and working to develop appropriate policy recommendations.

Related to my ongoing work on policing, I have had the opportunity to conduct a series of analyses for policymakers in Connecticut during my graduate studies at UConn. I continue to serve as a statistical adviser for the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Advisory Board. Given the public discourse on this important and sensitive topic as well as my own life experiences, I am extremely passionate about developing better empirical methods for properly evaluating data on police-citizen interactions. I am currently working to complete several scholarly papers that have come from my engagement in this project and fully expect to continue working in this important area.

Details about my scholarly research and policy analysis can be found on each respective page.