Stephen Conroy

Stephen Conroy
Phone: (619) 260-7883
Office: Olin Hall 118

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Professor of Economics

  • PhD, University of Southern California, Economics
  • MA, University of Southern California, Economics
  • BA, Creighton University, Economics

Stephen Conroy is a professor of economics and associate dean for undergraduate programs in the University of San Diego School of Business, which he joined in 2004. 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.

Areas of Expertise

applied microeconomics, real estate and housing economics, business ethics, economics of education, economics of aging


  • Professor of Impact, MBA, 2016
  • Research Fellow, Academy of Economics and Finance, 2016
  • Professor of the Year Mens et Spiritus Award from the USD Honors Program, 2015
  • Best Paper Award: “The Effect of School Proximity on Housing Values: Is All Housing Created Equal?” with Vivek Sah and Andrew Narwold, Academy of Economics and Finance Conference, 2014
  • School of Business Senior Faculty Research Award, 2014
  • University Professor Award, 2012
  • Dual Excellence Award, 2010
  • Innovations in Experiential Education Award, 2010
  • Outstanding Professor Award, MBA, 2009

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • Sah, V., Conroy, S., Narwold, A. (2016) Estimating School Proximity Effects on Housing Prices: The Importance of Robust Spatial Controls in Hedonic Estimations, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
  • Conroy, S., Emerson, T. (2014) A Tale of Trade-offs: The Impact of Macroeconomic Factors on Environmental Concern, Journal of Environmental Management/Elsevier, Inc., 145, 88-93.
  • 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), 197-208.
  • 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.

Areas of Interest

Conroy enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in applied microeconomics. Among the courses he has taught are: Managerial Economics and Decision Making, Principles of Microeconomics, Prinples of Macroeconomics, Urban and Regional Economic Development, Internet Economics, Economic Demography and Aging Markets and Intermediate Microeconomics.

Office Hours

Section 01
9/11 - 12/18 T 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmOlin Hall - 118