Stephen L. Ross is a professor of economics at the University of Connecticut. Professor Ross has conducted extensive research in the area of housing and mortgage lending discrimination, residential and school segregation, and neighborhood effects in urban labor markets. He is the author of the Color of Credit published by MIT Press and has published extensively in prestigious academic journals including the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Urban Economics and Social Problems.
Sonia Jaffe is a a research economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at Microsoft. She was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago. She does applied theory research in public economics, law and economics, and industrial organization. Jaffe co-organized the HCEO conference "Segregation: Measurement, Causes, and Effects" in 2013. Jaffe spent 2012-2013 visiting the Becker Friedman Institute as a pre-doctoral scholar.