Dr. Alexander J. Stein

Country of current residence

Belgium

Current position

Policy Analyst

Current institute employer

DG AGRI

Since

2013

Website current institute
Profession

Economist

Specialisation

Agricultural and food economics, Development and health economics, Impact and technology assessment, Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, Food security and food safety, Poverty and micronutrient malnutrition, European Union and international trade, Biotechnology and GMOs

Degrees / expertise

PhD

(summa cum laude), Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Germany, 2006, www.uni-hohenheim.de/i3ve/00000700/00116041.htm


Master of Arts

, Economic Development and Policy Analysis (MAEDPA), The University of Nottingham, UK, 1997/98, www.nottingham.ac.uk/economics/


Licence (Bachelors), Sciences Economiques (major in "Rural Economy and Environment"), Université Montpellier I, France, 1995/96 

Professional experience

European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, since 2013
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

, Director General's Office, Washington DC, USA, Research Coordinator, 2011-2013, www.ifpri.org


Genius GmbH

Science & Communication, Berlin, Germany, Consultant for Agricultural Economics, 2010/11, www.genius.de/en/


Independent expert

, Projects, research, writing & consulting on agricultural, food, health and technology issues, 2009/10, www.AJStein.de


European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)

, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Sevilla, Spain, Scientific fellow, AGRILIFE-Unit, 2006-2009, agrilife.jrc.ec.europa.eu/agritech.html


For more see:

www.AJStein.de

2016

2016.  Publication list for download.  Further Information

2008

Stein A.J., Meenakshi J.V., Qaim M., Nestel P., Sachdev H.P.S. and Bhutta Z.A..  2008.  Potential impacts of iron biofortification in India..  Social Science & Medicine , 66   : 1797-1808   . Further Information
Stein, A.J., H.P.S. Sachdev and M. Qaim.  2008.  Genetic engineering for the poor: Golden Rice and public health in India..  World Development, 36   : 144-158   . Further Information

2007

Qaim, M., A.J. Stein and J.V. Meenakshi.  2007.  Economics of biofortification.  Agricultural Economics, 37   : 119   . Further Information
Stein A.J., H.P.S. Sachdev and M. Qaim.  2007.  Genetic engineering for the poor: Golden Rice and public health in India.  World Development, 36 (1)   : 144-158   . Further Information
Stein, A.J., H.P.S. Sachdev and M. Qaim.  2007.  What we know and don't know about Golden Rice.  Nature Biotechnology, 25   : 624   . Further Information
Stein, A.J., M. Qaim, J.V. Meenakshi, P. Nestel, H.P.S. Sachdev and Z.A. Bhutta.  2007.  Biofortification, an agricultural micronutrient intervention: its potential impact and cost-effectiveness.  Poster presentation for the Micronutrient Forum on "Consequences and control of micronutrient deficiencies: science, policy, and programs", April 16-18, Istanbul, Turkey Further Information
Stein, A.J., P. Nestel, J.V. Meenakshi, M. Qaim, H.P.S. Sachdev and Z.A. Bhutta.  2007.  Plant breeding to control zinc deficiency in India: how cost-effective is biofortification?.  Public Health Nutrition, 10   : 492-501   . Further Information
Stein. A.J. and M. Qaim.  2007.  The human and economic cost of hidden hunger.  Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 28   : 125-134   . Further Information

2006

Qaim, M. and A.J. Stein.  2006.  Die Rolle der Agrarforschung bei der Bekämpfung von Hunger und Armut.  Further Information
Stein A.J., H.P.S. Sachdev and M. Qaim.  2006.  Can genetic engineering for the poor pay off? An ex-ante evaluation of Golden Rice in India.  Research in Development Economics and Policy 5, University of Hohenheim Further Information
Stein A.J., M. Qaim, J.V. Meenakshi, P. Nestel, H.P.S. Sachdev and Z.A. Bhutta.  2006.  Potential impacts of iron biofortification in India.  Research in Development Economics and Policy 4, University of Hohenheim Further Information
Stein, A.  2006.  Micronutrient malnutrition and the impact of modern plant breeding on public health in India: How cost-effective is biofortification?.  Doctoral thesis at  University of Hohenheim.  Further Information
Stein, A.J., H.P.S. Sachdev and M. Qaim.  2006.  Potential impact and cost-effectiveness of Golden Rice.  Nature Biotechnology, 24   : 1200-1201   . Further Information
Stein, A.J., H.P.S. Sachdev and M. Qaim.  2006.  Potential impacts of Golden Rice on public health in India.  Contributed paper for the 26th Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), August 12-18, Broadbeach, Australia. Further Information

2005

Stein A.J., J.V. Meenakshi, M. Qaim, P. Nestel, H.P.S. Sachdev and Z.A. Bhutta.  2005.  Health benefits of biofortification: an <i>ex-ante</i> analysis of iron-rich rice and wheat in India.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA), July 24-27, Providence, RI, USA. Further Information
Stein A.J., J.V. Meenakshi, M. Qaim, P. Nestel, H.P.S. Sachdev and Z.A. Bhutta.  2005.  Analyzing the health benefits of biofortified staple crops by means of the Disability-Adjusted Life Years approach: a handbook focusing on iron, zinc and vitamin A.  HarvestPlus Technical Monograph No. 4, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali. Further Information
Stein, A.J.  2005.  Food for all: including GM food crops?.  Proceedings of a symposium on agricultural biotechnology, December 10, 2004. Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action), Bonn. Further Information
Stein, A.J., M. Qaim and J.V. Meenakshi.  2005.  Functional food for the poor: the potential impact of "biofortification" on public health in India.  Paper presented at the "Conference on International Agricultural Research for Development" (Tropentag), October 11-13, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany. Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
and Downloads
Research themes
  • Science Policy
  • Land use and food security
  • Biodiversity
Research countries
  • India
Additional information

www.AJStein.de

Professional experience

European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, since 2013
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Director General's Office, Washington DC, USA, Research Coordinator, 2011-2013, http://www.ifpri.org/
Genius GmbH Science & Communication, Berlin, Germany, Consultant for Agricultural Economics, 2010/11, http://www.genius.de/en/
Independent expert, Projects, research, writing & consulting on agricultural, food, health and technology issues, 2009/10, http://www.AJStein.de/
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Sevilla, Spain, Scientific fellow, AGRILIFE-Unit, 2006-2009, http://agrilife.jrc.ec.europa.eu/agritech.html
For more see: http://www.AJStein.de/

Degrees

PhD

(summa cum laude), Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Germany, 2006, www.uni-hohenheim.de/i3ve/00000700/00116041.htm


Master of Arts

, Economic Development and Policy Analysis (MAEDPA), The University of Nottingham, UK, 1997/98, www.nottingham.ac.uk/economics/


Licence (Bachelors), Sciences Economiques (major in "Rural Economy and Environment"), Université Montpellier I, France, 1995/96 

Contacts

contact (at) ajstein.de

Doctoral research funded by

DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
Golden Rice Humanitarian Board

 

Cooperation partners

IFPRI, HarvestPlus, www.harvestplus.org


Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics, www.econdse.org


Golden Rice Humanitarian Board, www.goldenrice.org

 

Alexander J. Stein

Former Junior Researcher

Private website:
http://www.AJStein.de/

Former Department :
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change