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Martha Starr

Martha Starr

Associate Professor
Department of Economics

  • Professor Starr's research interests are consumption, saving, wealth, healthcare, antitrust, macroeconomics, monetary policy, and social economics.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Economics, Boston University
    BA, with the First Class Honours, Mc Gill University
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  • CAS - Economics
  • Kreeger - 118
  • On leave 2013.
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Teaching

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Services

Professional employment

  • American University, 2002-present
  • Visiting senior economist, Greylock McKinnon Associates, Cambridge, MA (healthcare litigation consulting), Jan.-Dec. 2013
  • Senior economist, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 1992-2001
  • World Bank
  • U.S. Agency for International Development, Niger, West Africa

 

Service to the profession

  •  Past president, Association for Social Economics
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  • Director, International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE)
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  • Advisory board, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Survey of Consumer Payments Choice

 

Selected Publications

“Using differences-in-differences to estimate damages in healthcare antitrust: A case study of Marshfield Clinic” (with Forrest McCluer), International Journal of the Business of Economics, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Dec. 2013), pp. 447-469. “Gender and the 2007-09 recession: Looking within the household,” Review of Economics of the Household, forthcoming. “Qualitative and mixed-methods research in economics,” Journal of Economic Surveys, forthcoming. “Consumption, sentiment, and economic news,” Economic Inquiry, Vol. 50, No. 4 (Oct. 2012), pp. 1097-1111. “Contributions of economists to housing-price bubbles,” Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 46, No. 1 (March 2012), pp. 143-172.

 

Research Interests

Consumption, saving, wealth, inequality, household economic behavior

Health economics, healthcare spending, health insurance, antitrust

Macroeconomics, business cycles, recession, Federal Reserve

Social Economics

Other resources

Prof. Starr's REPEC Page: http://ideas.repec.org/e/pst100.html

AU Fed Challenge teams that competed under Coach Starr

 

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Macroeconomics; consumer spending, saving, and borrowing; household wealth; wealth inequality; Federal Reserve; monetary policy; banking markets; bank runs; social economics; socially responsible investing; ethical consumption; economics of war and peace; emerging market and transition economies

Additional Information: Martha A. Starr
has worked for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the World Bank, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
 

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