Welcome to the Steinbach Research Group at North Dakota State University.

The Steinbach research group conducts collaborative and interdisciplinary research at the crossroad between applied economics and data science, focusing on agricultural policy and international trade. We also study issues involving human health and the environment using big economic data and machine learning techniques.

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Research Group 2022
Research Group 2022

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Barry Hall
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  1. We use modern statistical methods and big economic data to investigate the drivers and assess the domestic and foreign consequences of international trade and investment. Our thorough 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 mental health crisis's causes and (unintended) side effects.

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

News

November 2022

Dr. Steinbach was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. He is the new Director of the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies at North Dakota State University.

October 2022

The Steinbach Research Group will move to the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University in November 2022.

August 2022

Several research papers of Steinbach Research Group members were presented at the AAEA annual meeting in Anaheim, CA. What a great event!