Steven Bello, Ph.D.

Steven Bello, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance and Holder of James C. Bolton Professorship of Business



Dr. Steven Bello specializes in Economics and Finance. He currently holds a Doctor of Business Administration (ABD) from the ACBSP Accredited School of Business and Management, California Southern University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics from AACSB Accredited Economics and Management School, Wuhan University.

Dr. Bello has taught several Economics and business courses since 2005 at various institutions in several countries including China, Canada, and the United States. He taught at the Wuhan University of Technology, University of Phoenix, Meritus University, Austin Community College, and Ambrose University.

At Louisiana Christian University, Professor Bello teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Special Topics in Economics, International Business, Managerial Finance, Economic Growth and Environment, and Biblical Financial Management. In addition, Dr. Bello teaches Public Sector Economics, Money & Banking, and the Development of Economic Thoughts. He holds the James C. Bolton Endowed Professorship in Business.

Dr. Bello has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been a reviewer for some academic Journals including the Journal of Applied Economics, Economic Letters, and the Contemporary Economic Journal. He has presented papers at several international conferences in different countries including the United States and the United Kingdom.

Professor Bello’s research interests include small business development, digital economy and income inequality, labor economics and human capital development, and de-dollarization – the US emerging economic challenge. Currently, he is investigating the persistence of the high rate of small business failures within the first 15 years of operation. While Louisiana State is the case study, the research outcome is generalizable given the similar trend across the United States.

In addition to his academic career, Dr. Bello has acquired significant managerial experience from both academic and non-academic institutions. At the University of Alberta, Dr. Bello served for 9 years, 5 of which he was the Assistant Director for Finance, and administered about $50 million in operating, project, and research funds for the CIUS Institute, University of Alberta.

Dr. Bello is committed to life-long learning!