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Evan Starr

Evan Starr

Assistant Professor

Ph.D, Economics, University of Michigan


Evan Starr is an Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree from Denison University. He originally hails from Claremont, California. Starr's current research examines issues at the intersection of human capital accumulation, employee mobility, entrepreneurship, and innovation. In a recent set of projects utilizing employee-employer matched data and survey data that he and coauthors developed, Starr examined the use and impacts of noncompete agreements and their enforceability on the provision of firm-sponsored training, employee mobility and earnings, and on the creation, growth, and survival of new ventures.

News

Five Things To Know About Noncompete Clauses

It wasn’t the most talked-about hearing on Capitol Hill this week, but for workers across the economy, the topic was vital.

Evan…

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Signing Away Your Right to Get a New Job

Amazon does it. So do Jimmy John’s and many other companies. They require new employees to sign noncompete clauses, a practice now being…

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Feds to Scrutinize Noncompete Clauses

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — The White House has announced it will confront an issue that might be producing inefficiencies in the labor market…

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Research

How Noncompete Agreements Stifle Workers

Evan Starr’s Latest Research Shows Low-Wage Workers Do Better Without Noncompetes

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Show Your Work: A Plea For Better Research Methods

New Paper Pushes Management Researchers to Show More Data

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Machine Learning Has a Flaw. It’s Gullible.

In new research, how humans can shield ML from manipulation

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Insights

Americans Are Moving Less, And Not Because of COVID

How a Stagnant Labor Market is Leading to People Staying Put

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Seven Career Transition Tips From Usain Bolt

Prepare To Win When You Make the Move

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