Sandro Steinbach

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Research Affiliate, Yale University

Ph.D. Economics, ETH Zurich 2018 

Research Group News

January 2022

KVPR, the NPR for Central California, interviews Dr. Steinbach on supply chain disruptions and California agriculture.

January 2022

Steinbach Research Group receives new award on preferential trade from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

January 2022

Dr. Steinbach publishes new research on supply chain disruptions. This work with C. Carter and X. Zhuang appeared as an ARE Update.

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