Stephen Norman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor ; Graduate Faculty

Specialty: Economics

Norman, Stephen

Contact information

Dept: Milgard School of Business
Room: DOU 301C
Phone: 253-692-4827


  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 2006.
  • M.A., Cornell University, 2004.
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 2000.


Stephen Norman received his PhD in economics from Cornell University in 2006. Most recently, Dr. Norman was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Brigham Young University where he worked for two years. His teaching interests include microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics.


Dr. Norman's research focuses on exchange rate determination and the statistical tools used to study macroeconomic data.

Research Interests

Applied Time Series Analysis, Economic History, International Economics

Published Papers

"Deriving the Dividend Discount Model in the Intermediate Microeconomics Class," with Doug Wills, Jonathan Schlaudraff, and Karianne White, Journal of Economic Education, 44, 58-63, (2013).

"What is the Shape of Real Exchange Rate Nonlinearity?" with Kerk Phillips, Applied Financial Economics, 23, 363-375, (2013).

"Time or Spot? A Revaluation of Amsterdam Market Data prior to 1747," with Doug Wills and Brian Beach, Cliometrica, 7, 61-85, (2013).

"Transatlantic Capital Market Price Discovery during a Financial Crisis," with Chris Hoag, Bulletin of Economic Research, 65, 1-9, (2013).

"Determinants of Homestead Claims and the Expansion of Western Settlement," with Doug Wills and Randy McFerrin, Applied Economics Letters, 19,  1927-1932, (2012).

"How Well does Nonlinear Mean Reversion Solve the PPP Puzzle?," Journal of International Money and Finance, 29, 919-937, (2010).

"Testing for a Unit Root Against STAR Nonlinearity with a Delay Parameter Greater than One," Economics Bulletin, 29, 2148-2169, (2009).

Systematic Small Sample Bias in Two Regime SETAR Model Estimation, Economics Letters, 99, 134-138, (2008).

Working Papers/Works in Progress

"Nonlinear Mean Reversion in London and Amsterdam Financial Markets in the 1700s," with Doug Wills.

"Expansion of Western Settlement on the Canadian and US Frontiers," with Doug Wills and Randy McFerrin.

"EQ and BAND TAR Models in Practice."