Professor Dick Startz received his PhD from MIT. In addition to his appointment in Economics he is a Professor (by courtesy) of Statistics and Castor Professor in Economics Emeritus at the University of Washington. His research centers on applied Econometrics, with a sideline on the Economics of education. He serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Economic Policy and is a former board member of CSWEP.
Startz' research focuses largely on applying Econometric techniques to understanding policy relevant Economic issues. In addition to a long-standing research agenda in empirical Macroeconomics, Startz also writes on empirical issues in the Economics of education, while occasionally dabbling on more theoretical issues in Econometrics.
“Monetary Shock Measurement and Stock Markets,” (with Arabinda Basistha). Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
“How Research Goes Astray: Paths and Equilibria,” Economic Inquiry, forthcoming. “Improved Recession Dating Using Stock Market Volatility,” (with Yu-Fan Huang), International Journal of Forecasting, forthcoming.
“The Next Hundred Years of Growth and Convergence,” Journal of Applied Econometrics, Volume 35, February 2020.
“Not p-Values, Said a Little Bit Differently,” Econometrics, 7(1), 11, 2019. “Robust Estimation of ARMA Models with Near Root Cancellation,” (with Tim Cogley), Advances in Econometrics, vol. 40, Emerald Publishing Limited, August 2019.
“Feasible Generalized Least Squares Using Machine Learning” (with Steve Miller), Economics Letters, Volume 175, February 2019.
“Causal Inference for Quantifying Displaced Primary Production from Recycling,” (with Joe Palazzo, Roland Geyer, and Doug Steigerwald), Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 210, 10 February 2019.
“The Path to an Economics PhD,” (with Garrison Schlauch), Economics Bulletin, Vol. 38, Issue 4, October 2018.
“Toward Estimating Displaced Primary Production from Recycling: A Case Study of U.S. Aluminum,” (with Trevor Zink and Roland Geyer), Journal of Industrial Ecology, vol. 22, Issue 2, April 2018.
“Less than 2°C warming by 2100 unlikely” (with Adrian E. Raftery, Alec Zimmer, Dargan M.W. Frierson, and Peiran Liu), Nature: Climate Change, vol. 7, issue 9: 637-641, 2017.
“On the Distribution of Worker Productivity: The Case of Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement,” (with Dan Goldhaber), Statistics and Public Policy, Vol. 4, Issue, 1, 2017.
“Functional diversity of catch mitigates negative effects of temperature variability on fisheries yields,” (with Dee, L.E, Miller, S.J., Peavey, L.E., Gaines, S.D., Gentry, R., Bradley, D.E, Costello, C., & Lester, S.E.), Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Volume 283, issue 1836, August 2016.