Steven Sumner

Steven Sumner
Phone: (619) 260-7469
Office: Olin Hall 309

Professor of Economics

  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, Macroeconomics, Monetary and Applied Economics, Banking
  • MA, University of California, San Diego, Economics
  • BA, Calvin College, Economics and Mathematics

Steve Sumner joined the faculty of the University of San Diego School of Business in 2003. His areas of specialization include macroeconomics, monetary economics, banking and applied econometrics. Prior to his graduate work he spent several years working at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. He is currently teaching undergraduate courses in macroeconomics and money and banking. His primary research interest is in understanding the importance of financial intermediation for the distortion of economic shocks to the real economy.


  • Faculty Service Award, 2015

Selected Publications

  • Nunn, L., Sgoutas-Emch, S., Sumner, S., Kirkley, E. (2017) Girls Get Free Drinks: Undergraduates’ Misunderstandings of Heterosexual Privilege, Journal of Homosexuality, 64(12).
  • Sumner, S., den Haan, W., Yamashiro, G. (2011) Bank Loan Components and the Time-varying Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks, Economica, 78, 593-617.
  • den Haan, W., Sumner, S., Yamashiro, G. (2009) Bank Loan Portfolios and the Canadian Monetary Transmission Mechanism, Canadian Journal of Economics, 42(3), 1150-75.
  • den Haan, W., Sumner, S., Yamashiro, G. (2007) Bank Loan portfolios and the monetary transmission mechanism, Journal of Monetary Economics, 54, 904-924.
  • den Haan, W., Sumner, S. (2004) The comovement between real activity and prices in the G7, European Economic Review, 48, 1333-1347.