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Smith Professor Wins Media Impact Award

Sep 11, 2017
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Professor Evan Starr at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was awarded the 2017 Research Communicator Impact Award from the University of Maryland. The award recognizes faculty members who take a proactive approach to sharing their research with the public.

Starr’s working paper, “Noncompetes in the U.S. Labor Force,” was referenced by a variety of media outlets including NPRWall Street Journal, and the New York Times in articles about noncompete agreements and their impact on low-wage workers.

Starr is an assistant professor in the Management & Organization department at the Smith School and an affiliate at the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. He received a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree from Denison University.

Starr's research examines issues at the intersection of human capital accumulation, employee mobility, entrepreneurship and innovation.

— Mamayaa Opoku, Smith School communications writer

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