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