Stephen J. Conroy, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics

I am currently Associate Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs and Professor of Economics at the University of San Diego, located in San Diego, California. You may reach me by email at or by telephone at (619) 260-7883. My office is in Olin Hall, 118.

The course I am teaching this spring:

Office hours for spring 2018:

Quick Undergraduate Business Program Links

MHI Presentation on September 30, 2013 in Carlsbad, CA

Presidential Elections and the U.S. Economy--Presentation October 2012

Best Restaurants, Hotels, etc. in San Diego (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Quicklinks to sections within this web page:
  1. Courses I am currently teaching
  2. My CV
  3. My BIO
  4. Publications and Achievements
  5. Academic Advising at USD
  6. Plagiarism and cheating
  7. Considering an Economics Major
  8. Career Information for Economics Majors
  9. Considering Attending Graduate School
  10. Letters of Recommendation
  11. Interesting Books, Articles and Podcasts
  12. Economics Links
  13. Microfinance Links
  14. Papers and Presentations
  15. Weather, Travel and Special Interests
  16. Accessing Email at USD
  17. Web Design Links
  18. Personal
  19. Contact Information


You may click on the following link to access my CV and Bio (be sure to refresh your browser for the latest version):

Selected Publications and Achievements

You may click on the following links to access some of my publications:

Academic Advising at USD

Go to my USD Academic Advising Web Page.

Plagiarism and Cheating

Considering an Economics Major or Minor?

Career Information for Economics Majors

Considering Attending Graduate or Professional School?

Letters of Recommendation

Interesting Books, Articles and Podcasts

Economics Links


Papers and Presentations


Weather, Travel and Special Interests

Accessing Email at USD

Web Design

Personal: Background, Photos and Personal Interests

  • Academic Background:

    I received my Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Southern California with a Ph.D. in Economics.
    My bachelor's degree is from Creighton University, a Jesuit university in Omaha, Nebraska.
    I graduated from Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kansas.
  • Work Background:

    I worked at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida as an Assistant Professor of Economics from 1999 - 2004. (I received tenure and promotion letters before departing in 2004.)
    Before going to UWF, I worked at California State University Long Beach during the Fall 1998 and Spring 1999 semesters as an adjunct professor.
    I have worked in the private, for-profit sector at Hallmark Cards and in the non-profit sector for Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, El Centro del Pueblo in Los Angeles, and Jovenes, Inc..


    Personal Interests:

    While I have many personal interests, one of these is watching USC football games each fall. Go to for a tribute to USC's 2005 season, for a tribute to USC's 2002 victory over Notre Dame . . . or for a tribute to USC's 2003 season.
    Here are some links to the school songs, like Fanfare, Tribute to Troy (this is the one that opposing teams get tired of hearing played over and over!), Fight Song, and Conquest (played after touchdowns as the Trojan and horse race down the Coliseum!).

    How to Contact Me

    If you would like to contact me, you may do so by email or by calling (619) 260-7883.