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E-mail: estarr(at)rhsmith.umd.edu

Address: Robert H. Smith School of Business, 7621 Mowatt Lane #4512, College Park, MD 20740

I am an Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business in the Management and Organization Department. I previously worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations and the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a PhD in Economics, and originally hail from Claremont, California.

My research lies at the intersection of labor/personnel economics, strategy, industrial organization, employment and antitrust law, and entrepreneurship. My current work studies human capital investment, the process of employee mobility and entrepreneurship, issues at the interface of technology and labor markets, as well as the use and varied impacts of noncompete agreements, which are contracts that restrict the post-employment mobility of employees.

At the University of Maryland, I teach Strategic Management and I co-teach a methods course for PhD students called "The Best Methods Course Ever, Really."