Sandro Steinbach

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Research Affiliate, Yale University

Ph.D. Economics, ETH Zurich 2018 

Research Group 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!

Research Highlights


Counterfactual Impact Evaluation of Trade Wars

How do trade wars affect the United States and its foreign trading partners? How can empirical evidence be integrated into decision-making processes? 


-> Machine learning techniques

-> Counterfactual construction methods

-> Impact evaluation models 

Environmental Trade Standards and Global Waste Trade

How do environmental trade standards affect global waste trade? What are the implications of recent changes in trade standards of developing countries?


-> Product-level analysis

-> Trade destruction and deflection

-> Counterfactual evaluation

Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment

How do investment treaties affect brownfield and greenfield foreign direct investment activities? What role do environmental standards play?


-> Big data methods

-> Gravity-type regression models

-> Welfare calculation