Stephen Ross



Stephen L. Ross is a professor at the University of Connecticut in the Department of Economics and Urban and Community Studies, as well as a Research Associate in the Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Ross has developed a national reputation based on academic and applied public policy research in the areas of mortgage lending and housing discrimination. Professor Ross also has conducted research on a variety of topics within urban economics including racial differences in homeownership, racial segregation, and minority outcomes in urban labor markets. He has published in prestigious academic journals including the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, The Economic Journal, the American Economic Journal-Economic Policy, Social Problems and the Journal of Urban Economics, and published the Color of Credit with MIT Press in 2002. His research has been funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the FannieMae Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. Professor Ross also has consulted for Abt Associates, FannieMae, the National Consumer Law Center, the New York State Attorney General’s office, and the Urban Institute. He is a co-editor at Regional Science and Urban Economics and at Education Finance and Policy, and he also edits the Urban and Real Estate Economics working paper announcement service for New Papers in Economics (NEP). He was also recently named to the editorial board at the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.


Urban Economics, Local Public Finance, Economics of Discrimination


Professor Steve Ross
Contact Information
PhoneHartford: (959)200-3815
Storrs: (860)486-3533
Mailing Address
University of Connecticut
10 Prospect Street
Hartford, CT06103-281
Office Location
Hartford Times Building (HTB), 426
Oak Hall (OAK), 346
CampusHartford & Storrs
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