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Welcome!  I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Marshall University.  My primary research interest are in  International Economics (with an emphasis on Empirical International Trade) and Macroeconomics. My secondary research interests include Public Economics and Applied Econometrics. Click here to view my curriculum vitae. 

 I am also the founding member of Center for Community Growth and Development (CCGD) alongside Michael Newsome and Rebecca Tomasik. 

Besides my research or teaching responsibilities, I enjoy listening to music, cooking, working out and hanging out with friends and my dog Rooney. 

Assistant Professor of Economics

Marshall University           
Division of Finance and Economics   
One John Marshall Drive                    
Huntington, WV 25755                
Office :  (304) 696-2615 
bistar<at>marshall<dot>edu