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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. 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. 

      For any questions or suggestions I can be reached at:

      E-mail : bistar@marshall.edu

      Address: 
      Marshall University
      Division of Finance and Economics
      Lewis College of Business
      One John Marshall Drive
      Office : 258
      Huntington, WV 25755

      Telephone: 
      Cell :(319) 210-2578
      Office :  (304) 696-2615