Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
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
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.