Meet The Dean

Dr. Perez

“Dr. Steve Perez currently serves as Interim Dean for the College of Business Administration and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Prior to these roles, he served as Chair for the Department of Economics, Assistant to the President for Special Projects, and the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for Sacramento State. He also served as Interim Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, Chair of the University Budget Advisory Committee, and as a member of the President’s Committee to Build Campus Unity.  He was the 2003-2004 Outstanding Service Award Recipient for the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr. Perez’s extensive leadership experience at Sacramento State will be valuable in helping to provide needed leadership of the College of Business Administration during the search process for a new dean of the college.

After receiving his B.A. degree in economics at the University of California, San Diego, he received his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of California, Davis in 1994. He taught economics at Virginia Commonwealth University and Washington State University before coming to California State University, Sacramento in 2001. He has taught macroeconomics at all levels as well as econometrics, sports economics, labor economics, and mathematics for economists.

Dr. Perez's research explores most macroeconomic topics. But, in particular he is interested in evaluating the ability of econometric techniques to discover the truth, issues of causality in macroeconomics, and sports economics. His articles appear in many economics journals, including The Journal of Sports Economics, The Journal of Monetary Economics, The Econometrics Journal, Economics Letters, The Journal of Economic Methodology, Public Finance and Management, The Journal of Economics and Business, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Applied Economics, and The Journal of Macroeconomics.”