Ross M. Starr

Professor – Department of Economics

Phone: (858) 534-3879

Fax: (858) 534-7040

Office: ECON 325



Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508

Degrees and Honors

Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, January 1972

B.S., Mathematics, Stanford University, June 1966

John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1978-79

Listed in "Who's Who in America"

Current Research Interests

Foundations of Monetary Theory

General Equilibrium Theory

Non-Convex Economies

Asset Market Liquidity

Research Statement

Ross Starr's research has dealt with general equilibrium theory, allocation under uncertainty, foundations of monetary theory, empirical estimation of the demand for money, and theoretical and empirical pricing of liquidity in financial markets. There are two current foci: general equilibrium modeling of monetary economies, deriving money and monetary institutions as an outcome of the market equilibrium, not as an assumption; estimating pricing of asset liquidity in financial markets. Starr is the author of "General Equilibrium Theory: An Introduction", Cambridge University Press, 1997.