Alcala West, Coronado 108
Director, Center for Peace and Commerce
Professor of Economics
Ph.D. University of Southern California, Economics
M.A. University of Southern California, Economics
B.A. Creighton University, Economics
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 Real Estate Finance and Economics, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Social Science Quarterly, Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, and les Nouvelles (journal of the Licensing Executives Society International). He has consulted extensively in litigation support (including patent infringement and loss of earnings) and valuation of nonmarket assets.
Professor Conroy has won several research and teaching awards at USD. Most recently, these include:
- University Professor (demonstrating outstanding scholarly achievements in teaching and research supporting the mission and goals of the university) (2012)
- Dual Excellence Award (for excellence in research and teaching) (2010)
- Innovations in Experiential Education Award (for experiential learning with local microfinance institutions and Tijuana immersion experiences) (2010)
- Outstanding Preceptor Award (for superior performance in teaching and advising) (2009)
- Outstanding (MBA) Professor Award (for being an outstanding professor and mentor as chosen by the students of the 2008 (MBA) cohort) (2009)
Among the courses he has taught are graduate courses in Managerial Economics and Decision Making, Microfinance and Wealth Creation (in Mexico and Guatemala), and International Business Practicum (in Rio de Janeiro and Lima, Peru), as well as undergraduate courses in Economic Development of Latin America, Managerial Economics, Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics.
Selected Current Research
Journal Article, Academic Journal
Conroy, S., Narwold, A., Sandy, J. (2013). 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, 6 (2)
Conroy, S., Sandy, J. (2012). Using Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition to Estimate the Coastal Premium for Residential Housing Prices in San Diego County. Academy of Economics and Finance Journal, 3
Silverstein, M., Conroy, S., Gans, D. (2012). Beyond Solidarity, Reciprocity and Altruism: Moral Capital as a Unifying Concept in Intergenerational Support for the Elderly. Ageing and Society, 32 (7), 1246-1262.
Conroy, S., Milosch, J. (2011). An Estimation of the Coastal Premium for Residential Housing Prices in San Diego County. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics / Springer, 42 (2), 211-228.
Conroy, S., Emerson, T., Pons, F. (2010). Ethical Attitudes of Accounting Practitioners: Are Rank and Ethical Attitudes Inversely Related?. Journal of Business Ethics/Springer, 91 (2), 183-194.
Conroy, S., Arguea, N. (2008). An Estimation of Technical Efficiency for Florida Public Elementary Schools. Economics of Education Review / ELSEVIER, 27 (6), 655-663.
Conroy, S., Emerson, T. (2008). Ethical Cycles and Trends: Evidence and Implications. Journal of Business Ethics / Springer, 81 (4), 905-911.
Journal Article, Professional Journal
Conroy, S., Knudsen, R., Mangum, III, R. (2011). The Case for Admitting Settlement License Agreements in a Reasonable Royalty Analysis. Les Nouvelles/Licensing Executives Society International (December), 291-298.
Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Silverstein, M., Conroy, S., Gans, D. (2008). Commitment to Caring: Filial Responsibility and the Allocation of Support by Adult Children to Older Mothers. Caregiving Contexts: Cultural, Familial and Societal Implications; Springer
Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
Silverstein, M., Conroy, S. (2009). Intergenerational Transmission of Moral Capital Across the Family Life Course. Cambridge University Press/Cultural Transmission: Developmental, Psychological, Social and Methodol
Downey, K., Conroy, S. (2010). Microfinance: The Impact of Nonprofit and For-Profit Status on Financial Performance and Outreach. Academy of Economics and Finance, 37th A
Conroy, S., Sandy, J. (2009). Using Oaxaca Decomposition to Estimate the Coastal Premium for Residential Housing Prices in San Diego County. Academy of Economics and Finance, 36th A
Conroy, S. (2008). Using Immersion Experiences and Community Service Learning to Promote the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching in an Economics Ccourse. Summary Papers: Business Education at Catholic Universities: The Role of Mission-Driven Business S, June 2
Conroy, S. (2008). Tax Cuts Won't Grow U.S. Economy. San Diego Union-Tribune