Stephen Conroy

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program
Professor of Economics
Stephen Conroy
(619) 260-7883
Office Location
Olin Hall 118
  • PhD, University of Southern California, Economics
  • MA, University of Southern California, Economics
  • BA, 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
  • Estimating School Proximity Effects on Housing Prices: The Importance of Robust Spatial Controls in Hedonic Estimations, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics
  • A Tale of Trade-offs: The Impact of Macroeconomic Factors on Environmental Concern, Journal of Environmental Management/Elsevier, Inc.


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. Conroy earned a PhD (1998) and MA (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, Conroy was a faculty member at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

He has published more than 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. Conroy has won several research and teaching awards at USD, most notably a prestigious University Professor Award in 2012.


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