B Starr Mc Mullen

Emeritus Professor
s.mcmullen [at] oregonstate.edu

Ballard Extension Hall

2591 SW Campus Way

2591 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fields: Transportation economics, macroeconomic policy, business cycles

Professor McMullen has a variety of interests in the general area of public policy analysis. Most of her work is in the field of transportation economics where she has dealt with issues related to competition, regulation, efficiency, productivity, pricing, congestion, highway finance, environment, and economic development. Her current research involves assessing the distributional and social impacts of highway user fees and examining the impacts of airline code share agreements. She is also interested in business cycles and macroeconomic policy especially as it impacts Oregon and the northwest.

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Applied Economics
OSU Main Campus

B. Starr McMullen has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley where her work in transportation economics was supported by a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Professor of Economics as well as Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, she served as Chair of the Economics Department from 2001-2005. In addition, she has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii, the University of California-Irvine and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Montreal.

At the national level Professor McMullen is President of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF). She is a past President of TPUG, the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the American Economic Association (AEA), which is the oldest AEA affiliate group.

Professor McMullen is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum (JTRF) and Transportation Research: Part E and is past editor of Research in Transportation Economics.

At the state level Professor McMullen is in her third term as a member of the Oregon Governor's Council of Economic Advisors and has served two terms on the Oregon Department of Transportation's Highway Cost Allocation Advisory Board.

Professor McMullen was recently named the 2009 Researcher of the Year by the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC). She is also the administrator for the Furman Fellowships in Transportation Economics.

My Publications


Conference Paper

S. Russell, McMullen, B., Mishra, S., and Stivers, A., Pricing in Retail Gasoline Markets, in Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 2010.
B. McMullen, The impact of information technology on motor carrier productivity, in Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 2010.

Journal Article

B. McMullen and Noh, D. - W., Directional distance functions and public transportation: A rejoinder, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 110 - 111, 2010.


Journal Article

L. Zhang, McMullen, B., Valluri, D., and Nakahara, K., Vehicle Mileage Fee on Income and Spatial Equity, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2115, pp. 110 - 118, 2009.


Journal Article

Y. Du, McMullen, B., and Kerkvliet, J., The economic impact of the ATA/Southwest Airlines code-share agreement, Research in Transportation Economics, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 51 - 60, 2008.
W. - Y. Chen, Bernell, S., and McMullen, B., The new co-payment policy under Taiwan’s National Health Insurance: welfare gain or welfare loss?, Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 141 - 149, 2008.


Journal Article


Journal Article

B. McMullen and Okuyama, K., Productivity changes in the US motor carrier industry following deregulation: a Malmquist index approach, International Journal of Transport Economics/Rivista internazionale di economia dei trasporti, pp. 335–354, 2000.