Aleks Schaefer was a member of the MSU AFRE faculty from 2019 to 2021 as a tenured Assistant Professor and Extension Economist. His research focuses on understanding 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.
- Carter, C. A., Saitone, T. L. and Schaefer, K. A. (2019), “Managed trade: The US–Mexico sugar suspension agreements.” Canadian Journal of Economics. doi:10.1111/caje.12393
- Schaefer, K. Aleks, Daniel Scheitrum, and Kjersti Nes. “International sourcing decisions in the wake of a food scandal.” Food Policy 81 (2018): 48-57.
- Carter, Colin A., and K. Aleks Schaefer. “Impacts of Mandatory GE Food Labeling: A Quasi-Natural Experiment.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 101.1 (2018): 58-73.
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Published on November 6, 2020
Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Michigan Agricultural Production Sectors
Published on October 1, 2020
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Michigan agricultural safety grants
Published on August 4, 2020
Your farm and the Families First Act
Published on April 16, 2020
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Published on April 14, 2020
MSU faculty host weekly conversations on coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on agriculture and the economy
Published on March 25, 2020
Cautious Optimism on the Agricultural Trade Front
Published on November 20, 2019