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IU Bloomington

Justin Ross

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Expert Bio

Justin Ross is a public finance economist specializing in state and local tax policy. Ross joined O’Neill in 2008 and teaches public revenue theory, public managerial economics, and benefit-cost analysis. He is a two-time recipient of IU’s Trustees Teaching award, in 2013 and 2009.

Ross’s primary research interests include property tax-related issues such as assessment and zoning. His published works explore local governments’ use and access to the property tax by examining how it affects the politics, fiscal capacity, land use regulation, and community decisions.

Areas of Expertise

State and local public finance topics, property taxes, property assessment, local income taxes, zoning, local governance coordination and tax amnesty programs.

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