Steve Gardner, PhD
Chairman - Economics
Director - McBride Center for International Business
Herman Brown Professor and Chair of Economics - Economics
M, W, F 10:00 - 11:30 AM & 1:00 - 2:00 PM
and by appointment
Ph D - Economics, UNIV CALIF BERKELEY, 1978
BA - Economics, UNIV TEXAS AUSTIN, 1973
Departmental policy formation (drafted new set of Tenure and Evaluation Guidelines)
Executive Council participation
Coordinate all international activities of the business school, including curriculum, study-abroad and exchange programs, global Business Forums, and other speakers and conferences.
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Professor, Baylor University (2005)
Outstanding Tenured Professor, Baylor University (1994)
Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar
Senior Research Fellow of the IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin
Academy of International Business
American Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies
American Economic Association
Association for Comparative Economic Studies
Dr. Stephen Gardner is the Herman Brown Professor of Economics and Director of the McBride Center for International Business at Baylor University. Dr. Gardner holds a B.A. in economics and Russian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of three books (one of which is entering its third edition), the editor of one conference volume, and has published numerous articles in academic and professional publications.
A member of the Baylor faculty since 1978, he was a recipient of the university's "Outstanding Tenured Professor" award in 1994 and its “Outstanding Professor for University Service” award in 2005. Under his leadership, Baylor has developed relationships with universities and research institutes throughout the world, and has offered business education programs in Russia and China. He is chairman of the business school curriculum committee and a member of the university faculty senate and the library dean’s advisory board.
Dr. Gardner is a member of the American Economic Association, the Association for Comparative Economic Studies, the Academy of International Business, and the American Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies, and is a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar and Senior Research Fellow of the IC2 Institute.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Gardner is married to Kathy Stokes Gardner, and has a son, Daniel (married to Sara Daniels Gardner) and a daughter, Jessica.
Discipline-based ScholarshipEconomic Integration in the Americas
, London, February 2008 (coauthors: Joe McKinney).
[Book review, by H. Stephen Gardner], Joseph R. Blasi, Maya Kroumova, and Dougals Kruse, 'Kremlin Capitalism: Privatizing the Russian Economy', Russian Review 58 (1999) 2, 342-343
Comparative Economic Systems
"Product Quality and Price Inflation in Transitional Economies,"
, Washington, D.C., 1994, pp. pp. 178-191.
"Restructuring the Ruble: Prospects for Convertibility,"
, Richard O' Brien and Ingrid Iversen (eds.), London, 1990 (coauthors: Steve Green).
"The Implications of Greater East-West Economic Cooperation for the Soviet Economy,"
, Michael Kraus and Ronald D. Leibowicz (eds.), New York, NY, 1990.
"Restructuring the Soviet Foreign Trade System," Columbia Journal of World Business
, Vol. 23, No. 2, (Summer 1988).
"East-West Economic Relations: The Policy Implications of Recent Scholarship," International Economic Perspectives
, Vol. 10, (1985).
"Assessing the Cost to the U.S. Economy of Trade Sanctions Against the U.S.S.R.,"
, Gordon Smith (eds.), 1984.
Soviet Foreign Trade: The Decision Process
"Soviet Foreign Trade Decision Making in the 1980s," Columbia Journal of World Business
, Vol. 18, (Winter 1983), pp. 17-23.
"The Factor Content of Soviet Foreign Trade: Rejoinder," Association for Comparative Economic Studies Bulletin
, (Spring 1981), pp. 89-101.
"Soviet International Economic Relations: Recent Trends in Policy and Performance," (1981).
"The Factor Content of Soviet Foreign Trade: A Synthesis," Association for Comparative Economic Studies Bulletin
, (Summer 1979), pp. 1-16.
Contributions to Practice
"Global Energy: Sufficiency and Sustainability," (May 2011).
"Technology Firms: Poised for the Next Wave," (November 2010), pp. 47.
"The Future of International Higher Education,"
, Mary Landon Darden (eds.), Lanham MD, February 2009, pp. pp. 117-132.
"Learning from One Another: The Future of Swedish and American Health Care," Baylor Business Review, (Winter/Spring 2002), pp. 8-9.
"Which Way Globalization?" Baylor Business Review, (Fall 2000).
"United States Leadership in the World Economy," Baylor Business Review, (Spring 1998).
"U.S.-Soviet Trade: Old Problems and New Opportunities," Baylor Business Review
, (Summer 1989).
"The Sluggish Soviet Economy," Baylor Business Review
, (Winter 1985), pp. 9-13.
Learning and Pedagogical Research
"Teaching Business in Russia," Baylor Business Review
, (Fall 1992), pp. 2-5.
Presentations and Proceedings
Contributions to Practice
"Forecast for 2011," presented at the Forecast Luncheon, Austin Hilton Ballroom, December 2010.