Stephen Conroy, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Peace and Commerce
Professor of Economics
Stephen Conroy, Ph.D.
(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
Economics, Real Estate

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 a Professor of Economics and Faculty 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. (1998) and M.A. (1995) in Economics from the University of Southern California. He earned 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.

He has published over 25 journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings and his work has appeared in a variety of journals. He has consulted extensively in litigation support and valuation of nonmarket assets. Professor Conroy has won several research and teaching awards at USD, most notably a prestigious University Professor Award in 2012.


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