Sandro Steinbach

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Research Affiliate, Yale University

Ph.D. Economics, ETH Zurich 2018 

Research Group News

July 2020

Dr. Sandro Steinbach wins research grant on the impact of non-occupational pesticide exposure on the development and performance of children and teenagers with Doug Brugge and Eric Loken (both at the University of Connecticut) funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

July 2020

Dr. Sandro Steinbach receives the InCHIP’s Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award at the University of Connecticut for his interdisciplinary research in health economics and data science.

June 2020

Dr. Sandro Steinbach interviewed by Sharon LaFraniere from the New York Times. The interview focuses on Dr. Steinbach's research on the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on U.S. Agriculture.

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