Steven Sumner

Associate Professor of Economics
Steven Sumner
(619) 260-7469
Office Location
Olin Hall 213
  • 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
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • Bank Equity and the Monetary Transmissin Mechanism, University of California, San Diego
  • Does corporate goverance determine bank loan portfolio choice?, Journal of Academy of Business and Economics
  • Implementing Innovative Pedagogy and a Rainbow Curriculum to Expand Learning on Diversity, Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching.
  • The Rise of the Housing-Wealth Effect: Counterfactual Impulse Response Analysis, Review of Economics & Finance
  • Bank Liabilities and the Monetary Transmission Mechanism, Economics Bulletin


Steve Sumner joined the faculty of the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego 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.