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. He was the research director for the 2000 Housing Discrimination Study and has consulted on numerous government, industry, and private fair housing and fair lending research and enforcement activities. Professor Ross recently completed a grant from the Ford Foundation to study subprime lending in the years leading up to the recent crisis, and he was just awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant to study the effect of foreclosure on children's educational outcomes. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and the Journal of Housing Economics. He is also a Weimer School Fellow candidate at the Homer Hoyt Institute, and serves on the North American Regional Science Council.
Ross received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas in 1984, a M.A. in Applied Behavioral Science from Wright State University in 1990, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University in 1994.