Stephen J. Rose
Stephen J. Rose is a Research Professor and Senior Economist at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce where he studies the interactions between formal education, training, career movements, and earnings. Dr. Rose has coauthored three reports for the Center: The Undereducated American, The College Payoff, and Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees. He is currently working on separate studies on certificates, graduate degrees, and community colleges.
Dr. Rose is a nationally recognized labor economist who has conducted innovative research and written about social class in America for the last 30 years. He has also worked with many large longitudinal and cross-sectional data sets to develop unique approaches to understanding long-term income and earnings movements. His Social Stratification in the United States was originally published in 1978 and is now in its sixth edition. In April 2009, St. Martin’s Press published Dr. Rose’s book, Rebound: Why America Will Emerge Stronger From the Financial Crisis.
Dr. Rose has held senior positions at the Department of Labor, the Joint Economic Committee, the National Commission for Employment Policy, and the Ways and Means Committee of the Washington State Senate. For five years, he worked in the policy office of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) studying the interaction of skills, education, and employment. While at ETS, Dr. Rose co-authored Education for What? with Center Director Anthony P. Carnevale, which formulated new categories to better understand the development of the high-skilled service sector with its burgeoning reliance on higher education as a requirement for entry.
Dr. Rose and Dr. Carnevale also produced studies on income inequality, transitions out of low earnings, and admission options at highly selective four-year colleges.
Dr. Rose has a B.A. from Princeton University and earned an M.S. and a Ph.D in Economics from The City University of New York.