Aleks Schaefer

Aleks Schaefer

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Assistant Professor

Telephone: 517-353-1870

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 206, Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

Area of Expertise:

Agricultural and Food Policy


PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis
JD, University of Kansas School of Law
BA/BS, Accounting and Spanish, Friends University

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Aleks Schaefer joined the MSU AFRE faculty in 2019 as an Assistant Professor and Extension Economist and is appointed in the tenure system. His research seeks to understand the economic structures and incentives underpinning the national and international agri-food system in an effort to inform policy design. He has published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the Canadian Journal of Economics, and Food Policy. He also received the 2018 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). 

Aleks previously served on the faculty at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London and worked as an economic consultant for the World Bank. He has acted as a litigation consultant on antidumping, countervailing duty, and antitrust proceedings, two class action lawsuits against a major biotechnology firm, and an Australian civil case involving international derivatives trading.


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