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

August 2021

Steinbach Research Group Members present their newest research findings at several national and international research conferences. These venues include EARE, AERE, AAEA, CEA, and NBER.

August 2021

Dr. Li joins the Steinbach Research Group as the Postdoctoral Fellow in International Economics and Productivity Analysis. He obtained his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2021.

August 2021

Dr. Khederlarian joins the Steinbach Research Group as the Postdoctoral Fellow in International Economics and Data Science. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2021.