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

  • 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.
  • The Value of a Floor: Valuing Floor Level in High-Rise Condominiums in San Diego, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis/Emerald Group Publishing Inc
  • An Estimation of the Coastal Premium for Residential Housing Prices in San Diego County, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics / Springer

Editorial Positions

  • Microfinance: The Impact of Nonprofit and For-Profit Status on Financial Performance and Outreach
  • Using Immersion Experiences and Community Service Learning to Promote the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching in an Economics Ccourse


Stephen Conroy is a Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs at the University of San Diego, where he joined the faculty in 2004. Dr. Conroy also served as the Faculty Director of the Center for Peace of Commerce at the University of San Diego from 2012 – 2015. He earned a Ph.D. (1998) and M.A. (1995) in Economics from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Creighton University, where he graduated with honors in 1987. He has published over 25 journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings primarily in the areas of applied microeconomics, housing, business ethics and aging. Professor Conroy has won several research and teaching awards including the prestigious University Professor Award in 2012, an Outstanding Undergraduate Business Educator award in 2007, a Dual Excellence Award in 2010, and a Senior Faculty Research Award in 2014. In spring 2015,…


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