Marjorie B. McElroy

Marjorie B. McElroy

Professor of Economics

External address: 
319 Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
(919) 660-1840


Professor McElroy focuses her research on the subjects of labor, demand systems, and financial economics. She has completed several of her research projects under the funding provided by National Science Foundation grants, including her latest work on the economics of the family in relation to bargain decision-making and marriage markets. She is also currently investigating altruism in marriage markets and bargaining on the core in marriage markets. She has also completed studies involving the investigation of international populations, such as her work with D. Yang on, “Carrots and Sticks: Fertility Effects on China’s Population Policies.” She has collaborated with her contemporaries on several projects, including her earlier work with Hwei-ju Chen, R. Gnanadesikan, and J.R. Kettenring entitled, “A Statistical Study of Groupings of Corporations,” and her project with T.J. Kniesner and Stephen Wilcox on, “Family Structure, Race, and the Feminization of Poverty.” One of her recent published studies, which she completed independently, is entitled, “What’s New with Nash-Bargained Household Demands?”

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 1969

  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University 1965

McElroy, M. B., et al. “"A Practical Perspective of Mutual Fund Risks: 1974-1982".” Investment Management Review, vol. 2, no. 2, 1988, pp. 78–86.

McElroy, Marjorie B. “Additive General Error Models for Production, Cost, and Derived Demand or Share Systems.” Journal of Political Economy, vol. 95, no. 4, University of Chicago Press, Aug. 1987, pp. 737–57. Crossref, doi:10.1086/261483. Full Text Open Access Copy

McElroy, Marjorie B. “The Joint Determination of Household Membership and Market Work: The Case of Young Men.” Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 3, no. 3, University of Chicago Press, July 1985, pp. 293–316. Crossref, doi:10.1086/298057. Full Text Open Access Copy

McElroy, M. B., et al. “Two estimators for the apt model when factors are measured.” Economics Letters, vol. 19, no. 3, Jan. 1985, pp. 271–75. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0165-1765(85)90035-7. Full Text

McElroy, Marjorie B., and Mary Jean Horney. “Nash-Bargained Household Decisions: Toward a Generalization of the Theory of Demand.” International Economic Review, vol. 22, no. 2, JSTOR, June 1981, pp. 333–333. Crossref, doi:10.2307/2526280. Full Text

McElroy, M. B. “"Goodness of Fit for Seemingly Unrelated Regressions, Glahn's R²y-x and Hooper's r²".” Journal of Econometrics, vol. 6, no. 3, Nov. 1977, pp. 389–94.

McElroy, M. B. “"Weaker MSE Criteria and Tests for Linear Restrictions in Regression Models with Nonspherical Disturbances".” Journal of Econometrics, vol. 6, no. 3, Nov. 1977, pp. 381–87. Open Access Copy

McElroy, M. B. “Weaker MSE criteria and tests for linear restrictions in regression models with non-spherical disturbances.” Journal of Econometrics, vol. 6, no. 3, Jan. 1977, pp. 389–94. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0304-4076(77)90009-4. Full Text

McElroy, M. B. “Goodness of fit for seemingly unrelated regressions. Glahn's R2y.x and Hooper's r̄2.” Journal of Econometrics, vol. 6, no. 3, Jan. 1977, pp. 381–87. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0304-4076(77)90008-2. Full Text

McElroy, M. B. “"A Spliced CES Expenditure System".” International Economic Review, vol. 16, no. 3, Oct. 1975, pp. 765–80.