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Alexander J Stein

  • Dr. sc. agr.
  • Policy Officer
  • European Commission, Belgium
  • 13


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  • 548


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Research interests

Economist interested in agriculture food nutrition health technology sustainability natural resource management development. This is a personal account added papers are not endorsements.


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Shark-fin landing policy aids control

  • Stein A
Nature (2016)
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Valuing increased zinc (Zn) fertiliser-use in Pakistan

  • Joy E
  • Ahmad W
  • Zia M
Plant and Soil (2016)
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Acceptance of "GM food" in Europe: What People Say and Do

  • Stein A
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Biofortification of Staple Crops How well does it work and what does it cost?

  • Qaim M
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Green gene technology for poor farmers. Experiences from India |

Geographische Rundschau (2008)
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Professional experience

Policy Officer

European Commission, Belgium

December 2013 - Present

Research Coordinator

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

November 2011 - November 2013 (2 years)

Agricultural economist

genius - science & communication, Germany

July 2010 - October 2011 (a year)

Independent expert, Spain

November 2009 - June 2010 (7 months)

Scientific fellow

European Commission, JRC, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Spain

October 2006 - October 2009 (3 years)

Education history

University of Hohenheim, Germany

PhD in Agricultural and Food Economics

March 2004 - June 2006 (2 years)

Center for Development Research (ZEF), Germany

PhD programme in Agricultural and Development Economics

February 2003 - February 2004 (a year)

University of Nottingham, UK

MA in Economic Development and Policy Analysis

October 1997 - October 1998 (a year)

University of Münster, Germany

Graduate studies in International Economics

September 1994 - September 1997 (3 years)

University of Salamanca, Spain

Course in Spanish Language and Culture

September 1996 - December 1996 (3 months)

University of Montpellier 1, France

BA in Rural Economy and Environment

September 1995 - September 1996 (a year)

University of Würzburg, Germany

Intermediate diploma in Economics and Business

October 1992 - October 1994 (2 years)