Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Western Ontario (Canada)M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Dr. Dolar received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2010. Dr. Dolar has a very rich international experience. She was born in Slovenia (at that time still under Yugoslavia), obtained here international baccalaureate (IB diploma) in Italy at the United World College of the Adriatic and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Dr. Dolar also worked at the Bank of Canada and taught at numerous universities and colleges including Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
Her current research interests include health economics focusing on eating decision, nutrition and obesity, as well as economic education and economics of education.
Dr. Dolar joined the department of economics here at LIU Post in the fall of 2010 where she is teaching Introductory Micro- and Macro-economics, Microeconomic Analysis, Statistics, Health Economics, and Economics of Obesity.
Applied Microeconomics: Health Economics, Labor Economics, Economic Education and Economics of Education
Dolar, V., Epstein, S., Ye, C., & Gucwa, A. (2016). Correlations between Quality Ratings of Skilled Nursing Facilities and Multi-Drug Resistant Urinary Tract Infections, accepted for publication at American Journal of Infection Control.
Dolar, V.(2016).Are we Teaching Outside the Box? A National Survey on Teaching Minimum Wage in Undergraduate Economics Classes, forthcoming at Forum for Social Economics.
Dolar, V. (Winter 2016). What Does the Minimum Wage Do? [Review of the book What Does the Minimum Wage Do?, by D. Belman and P. J. Wolfson]. Forthcoming in Eastern Economic Journal.
Buttet, S., & Dolar, V. (2015).The Price of One Sweet Calorie. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics, 3(4), 1-14.
Buttet, S., & Dolar, V. (2015).Toward a Quantitative Theory of Food Consumption Choices and Body Weight. Economics & Human Biology, 17, 143-156.
Isoldi, K., & Dolar, V. (2015). Blending Better Beverage Choices: A Nutrition Education and Experiential Workshop for Youths. Journal of Obesity.
Buttet, S., & Dolar, V. (2015).Engines of Liberation Redux when the Price of Home Appliances Is Endogenous. Journal of Labour Market Research, 48(1), 27-40.
Buttet, S., & Dolar, V. (2014).Design and Use of Rubrics in Undergraduate Economics Classes. Perspectives on Economic Education Research, 9(1), 36-55.
Buttet, S., & Dolar, V. (2014).Food Prices, Real Income, and the Obesity Epidemics. Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference Proceedings, November, 2014.
Isoldi, K., Hayman, L., & Dolar, V. (2014).Policy Regulation of Classroom Celebrations: Parental Perspectives. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 1(5), 362-372.
Isoldi, K., Calderon, O., & Dolar V. (2014). Cooking Up Energy®: Response to a Youth-Focused Afterschool Cooking and Nutrition Education Program. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 29(2), 123-131.
Dolar, V.(2013). The Treatment of Minimum Wage in Undergraduate Economics Textbooks Revisited. International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 4(2), 157-182.
Moran, K., & Dolar V. (2002).Estimated DGE Models and Forecasting Accuracy: A Preliminary Investigation with Canadian Data , Working Paper 2002-18, Bank of Canada
Dolar, V., & Meh, C. (2002). Financial Structure and Economic Growth: A Non-Technical Survey. Financial System Review, December 2002, Bank of Canada
Lectures and Presentations
Northeast Business & Economics Association, NY, November 2016 (forthcoming).
American Economic Association Annual Meeting, CA, January 4, 2016
City University of New York, NY, April 28, 2015.
New York University, NY, November 15, 2014.
New York State Economics Association Meeting, NY, October 11, 2014.
American Economic Association Annual Meeting, PA, January 4, 2014
Davidson College, NC, February 3, 2011.
Southeastern Health Economics Study Group, GA, October 2010.
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, MN, April 2010
Western Economic Association International, Vancouver, Canada, July 2009.
Youngstown State University, OH, April 30, 2009.
Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, March 20, 2009.
Case Western Reserve University, OH, Lunch Economics Seminar Series, December 16, 2008.
Cleveland State University, OH, Northeast Ohio Economics Workshop, November 1, 2008.
University of Minnesota, MN, Applied Economics Seminar, October 2, 2008.
The University of Akron, OH, Economics Seminar Series, September 18, 2008.
Cleveland State University, OH, Economics Seminar Series, April 10, 2008.
David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University (2016)
Judge for the Research Investigator’s Science Expo (RISE) competition sponsored by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Young Investigators Society at Northwell Health (2016)
Keynote speaker at the Science Research Symposium, Wellington C. Mepham High School (2015)
Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Member, Honors Program Office, Long Island University, Post (2015)
Certificate of Achievement for exemplary service and leadership to the University, the Dean of Students’ Office, LIU Post (2015)
Recipient, medal in recognition of work with students with disabilities, Ability Unlimited, Kent State University (2007)
Recipient, numerous Distinguished Instructor Awards, University of Minnesota (2002-2006)
Member, American Economic Association
Member, Eastern Economic Association
Member, New York State Economic Association