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Research Area: International Development and Trade
Education: M.S. Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2019
Soojung is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut. She joined Dr. Steinbach’s research group in Summer 2020. She is currently working on a paper that investigates the impact of COVID-19 on agricultural and food trade in developed and developing Countries. Her dissertation will focus on the intersection between International Development and Agricultural Trade.
Research Area: Health and Environmental Economics
Education: M.S. Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018
Sijia joined the Steinbach Research Group in Fall 2018. She currently studies questions related to agricultural and food trade and import tariffs. She also worked as a graduate assistant with Professor Rigoberto Lopez on market consumption and Medicaid. This paper was presented at the AAEA annual meeting. For her dissertation research, Sijia is excited to study questions related to the environment and health. She will be on the job market in Fall 2023.
Research Areas: International Economics, Policy Evaluation, and Applied Econometrics
Dongin is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut, expecting to earn his degree in May 2022. He was previously a commodity market analyst and investment banker. His experience in this industry shaped his interests in applied econometrics. His current research area is in international economics, in particular, foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises. He is excited about developing his academic career in international economics and policy evaluation.
Education: M.S. Quantitative Economics, University of Connecticut, 2020
Adam is a first year PhD student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut. Adam is currently in the process of completing a M.S. in Data Science from Central Connecticut State University. He completed his BA in Economics from the University of Connecticut in 2018.
His current research revolves around COVID-19 and Chinese foreign trade, however, his applied thinking and broad interests encompass many potential research interests. Adam is currently set to present his collaborative pedagogical work, Using Fantasy Baseball Simulation to Teach Economic Concepts, at the 90th annual SEA conference in Fall 2020.
Research interests: International economics; applied econometrics; policy evaluation
Education: M.S. Quantitative Economics, Fuzhou University
Xiting is a Ph.D. student in Agricultural & Resource Economics at UCONN. His interests lie at the intersection of international trade, environmental policy, and economics of social problems. His previous research focused on the impact on carbon emissions of China’s current socioeconomic transitions. In Fall 2018, he joined Professor Steinbach’s research group, where he developed a special interest in understanding the environmental impacts of trade policies, with a specific focus on trade policies in China. Xiting plans to continue his work on assessing the implications of international trade policies on the global market, and he is looking forward to work on policy impacts of various economic, social, and political issues with large datasets. He hopes to continue his journey of developing skills for contributing towards
Research Group Alumni
Dr. Xi He (2019-2020), Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University (current position)