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Evan Starr

Assistant Professor of Management & Organization

Robert H. Smith School of Business




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Evan Starr is a nationally renowned expert on the economic impact of noncompete clauses. 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. In recent years, Starr has testified about the use of noncompetes before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and his work has been cited by then-presidential candidate Joe Biden. In recent years, several states – including Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. – have moved to ban noncompete agreements for low-wage earners.

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