PhD, Economics, Boston University BA, with First Class Honours, Mc Gill University
Professor Starr's research interests are consumption, saving, wealth, healthcare spending, health behaviors, regulation of tobacco products, healthcare antitrust, pharmaceuticals, markets for healthcare services, and survey data.
“Decomposing growth in healthcare spending, 1980-2006: Prices, quantities, demographics and diseases” (with Ana Aizcorbe and Laura Dominiak), Health Affairs, Vol. 33, No. 5 (May 2014), pp. 823-831.
“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. 30, No. 3 (Nov. 2013), pp. 447-469.