William A. Sundstrom
Stephen and Patricia Schott Professor of Economics
Professor Sundstrom teaches courses in data analysis and econometrics; the economics of race, ethnicity, and gender; and MBA microeconomics.
His research applies data analysis to study the determinants of poverty and inequality, the impact of government policies, and the economic history of labor markets, education, and related institutions. He is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research and is currently working with research teams that include scholars in geography, urban planning, and law. Recent research projects include the determinants of food and water insecurity and the impact of climate change in rural Central America; housing and development policies in Silicon Valley; the impact of criminal records and policies intending to mitigate that impact; and the causes and effects of public libraries in the United States.
He has published articles in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Information and Culture, Global Environmental Change, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and World Development. He is co-editor of the book, History Matters: Essays on Economic Growth, Technology, and Demographic Change (Stanford University Press), and has been co-investigator on two National Science Foundation grants.
Professor Sundstrom currently serves as Associate Dean in the Leavey School of Business, and he served as President of the Santa Clara University Faculty Senate during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Ph.D. in Economics, Stanford University
B.A. in Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst