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Sandro Steinbach is an Associate Professor of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University, where he has taught since the Fall of 2022. He is also the Director of the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies and a Faculty Scholar of the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth. Dr. Steinbach is a Visiting Scholar and Consultant at the United States Department of Agriculture.

He serves on the Executive Board of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium and as a Guest Editor for the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, and Food Policy. He is the organizer of the 2023 IATRC Annual Meeting on the Future of (Ag-) Trade and Trade Governance in Times of Economic Sanctions and Declining Multilateralism. Among other distinctions, Dr. Steinbach received the Excellence in Research & Communication Award from the Food Distribution Research Society in 2021 and the Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award of the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy at the University of Connecticut in 2020.

Dr. Steinbach's teaching and research fields are predominately in international trade and agricultural policy. His most recent work is focused on the implications of market and policy shocks on global supply chains and investment activities. He studies the interplay between market structures, firm conduct, and economic welfare at different spatial and institutional scales. His research uses applied economics and data science methods to answer research questions relevant to agribusinesses, international trade and policy, human and animal health, and the environment. Among others, Dr. Steinbach's recent work has appeared in Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, Economics Letters, the NBER Working Paper Series, and Nature Communications.

A citizen of Germany, Dr. Steinbach earned his BS degrees from the Humboldt University of Berlin and his MS degrees from the Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of California, Davis. In 2018, he completed his doctoral studies in Economics with the Center for Economic Research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He then joined the University of Connecticut as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Dr. Steinbach is married to Natia Sarauli and has three children (Eveline, Emma, and Anina).

Click here for his Google Scholar profile, here for his resume, and here for his Twitter site.