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

Dajani, Jarir, et al. “The Redistributive Impact of the Atlanta Mass Transit System.” Southern Economic Journal, vol. 42, no. 1, JSTOR, July 1975, pp. 49–49. Crossref, doi:10.2307/1056562. Full Text

Vernon, MB McElroy with John. “"Estimation of Structure Profit Relationships: Comment".” American Economic Review, vol. 63, no. 4, Sept. 1973, pp. 763–67. Open Access Copy