Stephen Roll
Stephen Roll

Assistant Professor

Washington University in St. Louis

Stephen Roll is an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis. His work focuses on promoting asset building, debt management, and economic security in lower-income populations. Most recently, his work has examined the role of cash-transfer programs in improving household balance sheets and economic mobility outcomes, including studies of the Expanded Child Tax Credit and several Guaranteed Income experiments. He is also leading the new Workforce Economic Inclusion and Mobility Project, which examines how low-wage workers navigate public and private benefits programs to achieve financial security. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, and he has briefed the White House Domestic Policy Council, the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee, and the U.S. Supreme Court on the results of his research. Roll received his Ph.D. in public policy and management from The Ohio State University.

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