Welcome to the Steinbach Research Group

We conduct collaborative and interdisciplinary research at the crossroad between applied economics and data science. We study issues involving agribusinesses, international trade and policy, health, and the environment.


Please explore our publications and project sites to learn more about our research activities.

Recent Publications

The Impact of Maritime Shipping Disruptions on U.S. Tree Nut Exports and Inventories, with Xiting Zhuang, Agribusiness [Paper]

The Russia-Ukraine War and Global Trade Reallocations, Economics Letters [Paper]

The Impact of COVID-19 Trade Measures on Agricultural and Food Trade, with Soojung Ahn, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy [Paper]

Exchange Rate Volatility and Global Food Supply Chains, Chapter in Risks in Agricultural Supply Chains [Paper]

Selected Working Papers

Dollar Store Expansion, Food Retail Competition, and Rural Employment, with Rigoberto Lopez and Keenan Marchesi [Paper]

The Impact of Retaliatory Tariffs on Agricultural and Food Trade, with Colin A. Carter, NBER Working Paper [Paper]

Pre-Trends and Trade Effects of Temporary Trade Barriers, with Armen Khederlarian, FREIT Working Paper [Paper]

Agricultural Commodity Markets in the Wake of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, with Raghav Goyal [Paper]


Conference Talk (May 2023)

Dr. Steinbach gave a talk on inequities in the food system at the Conference on Economics of Inequity in Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Systems in Minneapolis, MN. Learn More.

Refereed Publication (May 2023)

A paper with Xiting Zhuang on the impact of retaliatory tariffs and container shipping disruptions on California's almond industry has been accepted by Choices. Learn More.

NIFA Award (April 2023)

Dr. Steinbach received a NIFA award with collaborators from the University of Tennessee and Louisiana State University to investigate the implications of the Russia-Ukraine war.  Learn More.

New Working Paper (April 2023)

A new working paper with Colin A. Carter on the commodity market implications of the Russia-Ukraine war is available. We study herding in corn and wheat markets. Learn More.