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 sit at the intersection of urban, labor, and public economics. 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 and predictive modeling.

My research agenda is currently focused on three interrelated topics: 1) Examining how automation and technology have affected the world of working people, 2) developing new empirical methods for evaluating the provision of local goods and services, with a particular emphasis on policing and racial bias, and 3) investigating the efficacy and impact of federally funded scientific research on local economies and labor markets.

Throughout graduate school and continuing after, I have had the opportunity to analyze Connecticut policing data for evidence of discrimination. In my role as a statistical adviser for the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project, myself and the project's staff were awarded Connecticut's Alvin W. Penn Award for Leadership in Civil Rights. Given the public discourse on this important and sensitive topic as well as my own life experiences, I am extremely passionate about continuing to develop more rigorous empirical methods for  identifying discrimination in this and other areas of society.

Details about my scholarly research and policy analysis can be found on the respective pages.