Welcome to the Steinbach Research Group at the University of Connecticut.

We conduct collaborative and interdisciplinary research at the crossroad between applied economics and data science, focusing on agriculture and the environment. Our research efforts center around the fields of international, health, and environmental economics. ​

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  1. We use modern statistical methods and economic big data to investigate the drivers and assess the foreign and domestic consequences of international trade and investment. Our thorough and comprehensive research provides policymakers and companies new insights into highly relevant global trade and investment policy issues.

  2. We work on questions related to environmental pollutants and human health, mental health, and invasive species. Our research uses causal inference methods to assess the impact of environmental contaminants such as air pollution, pesticides, plant pollen, and wildfires on human well-being. We use novel data and innovative statistical techniques to investigate the causes and (unintended) side effects of the mental health crisis.

Please explore the publication and project pages to learn more about our research.

News

January 2022

KVPR, the NPR for Central California, interviews Dr. Steinbach on supply chain disruptions and California agriculture.

January 2022

Steinbach Research Group receives new award on preferential trade from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

January 2022

Dr. Steinbach publishes new research on supply chain disruptions. This work with C. Carter and X. Zhuang appeared as an ARE Update.