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Amanda Ross

Assistant Professor

Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies

Phone: 205-348-6313
Email: aross@culverhouse.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research

Urban Economics, Public Economics, Entrepreneurship

Education

B.A. Binghamton University; M.A. Syracuse University; Ph.D. Syracuse University

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. Amanda Ross is an applied microeconomist with focus in the areas of urban economics, public economics, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Ross' research examines the impact of public policies, such as state tax policy, bankruptcy law, and the housing voucher program, on the development of cities. Her research has been published in various outlets including American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Economic Inquiry, Contemporary Economic Policy, and Real Estate Economics. Dr. Ross is the managing editor of the Review of Regional Studies, the journal of the Southern Regional Science Association. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University and her B.A. in Economics from Binghamton University. Prior to joining Culverhouse, Dr. Ross was an Assistant Professor at West Virginia University.

Selected Publications

"Do Capital Tax Incentives Attract New Businesses? Evidence across Industries from the New Markets Tax Credit." (With Kaitlyn Harger.)  Journal of Regional Science. June 2016. doi: 10.1111/jors.12286

"The Impact of Low Priority Laws on Criminal Activity: Evidence from California." (With Anne Walker.) Contemporary Economic Policy. May 2016. doi: 10.1111/coep.12179

"Economic Freedom and Racial Differences in Entrepreneurship: Evidence from U.S. States." (With John Deskins.) Public Finance Review. Forthcoming.

"Do New Sports Facilities Attract New Businesses?" (With Kaitlyn Harger and Brad Humphreys.) Journal of Sports Economics. June 2016. doi: 10.1177/1527002516641168

"Can State Tax Policies be used to Grow Small and Large Businesses?" (With Erin Borchers and John Deskins.) Contemporary Economic Policy. April 2016. doi: 10.1111/coep.12149

"Does Bankruptcy Law Affect Business Turnover?  Evidence from New and Existing Businesses." (With Shawn M. Rohlin.) Economic Inquiry. January 2016. doi: 10.1111/ecin.12230

"Corruption and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Brazilian Municipalities." (With Jamie Bologna.) Public Choice. October 2015. doi: 10.1007/s11127-015-0292-5

"The Political Economy of the Essential Air Service Program." (With Joshua Hall and Christopher Yencha.) Public Choice. October 2015. doi: 10.1007/s11127-015-0298-z

"Housing Vouchers and the Price of Rental Housing." (With Michael D. Eriksen.) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. August 2015. doi: 10.1257/pol.20130064

"Tax Avoidance and Business Location in a State Border Model." (With Shawn M. Rohlin and Stuart S. Rosenthal.) Journal of Urban Economics. September 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.jue.2014.06.003

"The Impact of Housing Vouchers on Mobility and Neighborhood Attributes." (With Michael D. Eriksen.) Real Estate Economics. Summer 2013. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6229.2012.00342.x

"Crime, Police, and Truth-in-Sentencing: The Impact of State Sentencing Policy on Local Communities." Regional Science and Urban Economics. January 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.08.009

"Violent Crime, Entrepreneurship, and Cities." (With Stuart S. Rosenthal.) Journal of Urban Economics. January 2010. doi: 10.1016/j.jue.2009.09.001