Derek Stimel

Derek Stimel Portrait

Position Title
Associate Professor of Teaching Economics

1109 SSH

Derek Stimel has expertise in macroeconomics, financial economics, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has earned certification in quantitative methods in finance from Stanford University, in applied econometrics from the National Association for Business Economics, and in machine learning and data science from the National Association for Business Economics. He participates in various "Ask the Experts" interviews for financial websites. In doing so he seeks to improve economic and financial literacy among the public. Here are some recent examples.

Best money market accounts for March 2024,

What is uninsured motorist coverage?,…

Economic recessions,…

The definition of utility in economics,…

Education and Degree(s)
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California at Davis
  • M.A., Economics, Tufts University
  • B.A., Economics, University of California at Berkeley
Honors and Awards
  • UC Davis Economics Department Tom Mayer Teaching Award 2016-1017
  • UC Davis Economics Department Distinguished Teaching Assistant 2003
  • ECN 1AV, ECN 1BV, ECN 101, ECN 134, ECN 135
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Professor Stimel conducts research examining broad areas of macroeconomics, finance, and economic education. This has recently included examining issues of financial and economic literacy, corporate social responsibility, and improving economic education.
  • Sekerka, L.E. & Stimel, D. (2024). Ethics from the start: Embracing professional moral courage in entrepreneurial decision-making. Business & Entrepreneurship Journal, 13(1), 1-29.
  • Stimel, D. & Wilson, J.LF. (2022). Finding a simple solution to the problem of student evaluations: An index of traditional evaluation questions. Research Journal of Education, 8(3), 70-79.
  • Sekerka, L.E., Kipfelsberger, P., Stimel, D., & Bagozzi, R. (2022). Choosing not to buy when tempted: Advancing sustainable development with consumer moral restraint. In A. Ward & E. Steckler (eds.), World Scientific Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 2, World Scientific, p. 137-161.
  • Sekerka, L.E., Stimel, D., Kipfelsberger, P., & Bagozzi, R. (2020). How buying less is being more: Integrating ethical consumption into business education. Global Business & Economics Anthology, March(1), 1-21.
  • Sekerka, L.E. & Stimel, D. (2019) Business ethics meets economics: Investing in corporations that embrace positive impact. Global Business & Economics Anthology, March(1), 1-15.
  • Sekerka, L.E., Stimel, D., & Heske, D. (2018). Looking to the millennials: Encouraging investment responsibility and moral competency to shape the future. IVBEC 2018 Proceedings, 419-435.
  • Sekerka, L.E., Stimel, D., Heske, D., & Lyon, M. (2018). Management education for millennials: blending the need for financial literacy with socially responsible investment. In A. Stachowicz-Stanusch & W. Amann (eds.), Management Education for Corporate Social Performance, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Stimel, D. & Sekerka, L.E. (2018). Play Fair! Use of inverted moral markets to impose self-regulatory restraint, Business Horizons, 61(1), 115-124.
  • Brady, R.R., Stimel, D. and Sumner, S. (2014). The rise of the housing-wealth effect: Counterfactual impulse response analysis. Review of Economics and Finance, 4(4), 1-17.
  • Stimel, D. (2014) The short-run relationship between income and freedom: Evidence from 128 countries. Economics and Finance Review, 3(9), 13-21.
  • Sekerka, L.E., Marar-Yacobian, M., and Stimel, D. (2014). Business ethics in a transnational economy: Embracing the tribal-collectivist perspective. Global Business & Economics Anthology, March(1), 10-25.
  • Sekerka, L.E. and Stimel, D. (2014). Embracing waste as a resource: Insights from the informal economy. Management Research Review, 37(3), 241-260.
  • Stimel, D. (2012). The short-run effects of the macro-economy on venture capital: US evidence. Economics and Finance Review, 2(3), 38-45.
  • Sekerka, L.E. & Stimel, D. (2012). Environmental sustainability decision-making: Clearing a path to change. Journal of Public Affairs, 12(3), 195-205
  • Brady, R. & Stimel, D. (2011). How the housing and financial wealth effects have changed over time. B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 11(1), Topics, Article 28.
  • Stimel, D. (2011). Peer assessment for group presentations: An international management course example. Review of Business Research, 11(5), 147-153.
  • Stimel, D. (2011). Dependence relationships between on field performance, wins, and payroll in Major League Baseball: Evidence from 1985-2009. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. 7(2), Article 6.
  • Sekerka, L.E. & Stimel, D. (2011) How durable is sustainable enterprise? Ecological sustainability meets the reality of tough economic times. Business Horizons. 54(2), 115-124.
  • Conway, P., Davis, A., Hartmann, M., and Stimel, D. (2010). Case use in economics instruction. In M. Salemi and W. Walstad (eds.), Teaching Innovations in Economics: Strategies and Applications for Interactive Instruction, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
  • Stimel, D. Long-run economic growth and policy: A case about Mali. (2010, fall) Journal for Economic Educators. 10(2), 16-26.
  • Stimel, D. (2010). Choice of aggregate demand proxy and its affect on Phillips curve nonlinearity: U.S. evidence. Economics Bulletin 30(1), 543-557.
  • Stimel, D. (2009). An examination of U.S. Phillips curve nonlinearity and its relationship to the business cycle. Economics Bulletin, 29(2), 737-749.
  • Stimel, D. (2009). A statistical analysis of NFL quarterback rating variables. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 5(2), Article 1.
  • Stimel, D. (2009). Using the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s online fed chairman game in the classroom. Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics, 10, 15-27.
  • Stimel, D. (2009). A SWOT analysis of using video clips in the classroom: Examples from introduction to international management. ICERI2009 Proceedings, 4537-4543.