Stephen Conroy

Director, Center for Peace and Commerce
Professor of Economics
Stephen Conroy
(619) 260-7883
Office Location
Alcala West, Coronado 108
  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, Economics
  • M.A. University of Southern California, Economics
  • B.A. Creighton University, Economics
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • Intergenerational Transmission of Moral Capital Across the Family Life Course, Cambridge University Press/Cultural Transmission: Developmental, Psychological, Social and Methodol
  • Commitment to Caring: Filial Responsibility and the Allocation of Support by Adult Children to Older Mothers, Caregiving Contexts: Cultural, Familial and Societal Implications; Springer
  • The Case for Admitting Settlement License Agreements in a Reasonable Royalty Analysis, Les Nouvelles/Licensing Executives Society International
  • A Tale of Trade-offs: The Impact of Macroeconomic Factors on Environmental Concern, Journal of Environmental Management/Elsevier, Inc.
  • Addressing the Call for Leadership for Peace and Prosperity, Business, Peace and Sustainable Development


Stephen Conroy is currently a Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Peace of Commerce at the University of San Diego, where he joined the faculty in the fall 2004. Professor Conroy earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southern California (1998), where he also received an M.A. in Economics (1995) and completed an NIA postdoctoral research fellowship in 1999. Professor Conroy received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Creighton University, where he graduated with honors in 1987. Before coming to USD, Professor Conroy was a faculty member at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

His research interests include housing and real estate economics, economics of education, business ethics, economics of poverty, microfinance and economics of aging. He has published over 25 journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings and his work has appeared in a variety of publications including, among others, Journal of…