Dr. Alexander J. Stein

Angestellt, Economic Analyst, European Commission

Brussels, Belgium


ecosystem services
developing countries
European Union
international trade
policy support
impact assessment
project evaluation
economic analysis
cost-effectiveness analysis
cost-benefit analysis
international experience


Professional experience for Alexander J. Stein

  • Current 10 years, since Dec 2013

    Economic Analyst

    European Commission

    DG AGRI, Unit for Analysis and Outlook

  • 4 years and 2 months, Dec 2013 - Jan 2018

    Policy Officer

    European Commission

    DG MARE, Units for Common Fisheries Policy, Scientific Advice, and Sea Basin Strategies: - sea basin strategies for the outermost regions - coordination of scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea - follow-up of the shark finning regulation (605/2013)

  • 2 years and 1 month, Nov 2011 - Nov 2013

    Research Coordinator

    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

    Director General's Office: - management of the institute’s annual flagship publication, the “Global Food Policy Report” - coordination of analyses and syntheses of nutrition, food security and agricultural issues - liaising with staff, outside experts and stakeholders - research and writing to support the work of the Director General

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jul 2010 - Oct 2011

    Agricultural Economist

    Genius GmbH - Wissenschaft & Kommunikation

    Science and Writing Team: - writing for publicly sponsored websites on plant research and biosafety - establishment of targeted social media activities, in particular Twitter - acquisition and implementation of studies on food, agriculture and biotechnology, e.g. supply-chain analyses for the food industry or sub-contracts for EFSA - work on food security and development, e.g. soil ecosystem services in Malawi

  • 8 months, Nov 2009 - Jun 2010

    Agricultural Economist

    Independent expert

    Freelance Research, Writing & Consulting: - world food report for the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament - as sub-contractor, drafting documents for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) - evaluation of a nutrition project in Latin America for the International Food Policy Research Institute

  • 3 years and 1 month, Oct 2006 - Oct 2009

    Scientific Fellow

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

    Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Unit for Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Economy: - management of research projects in sustainability, agriculture, food and health - writing and editing of technical reports for policy support - planning and organisation of conferences (GMCC-07, 300 participants) and workshops (food safety and environmental regulation, commercialisation & trade, with 50 technical experts)

  • 2 years and 7 months, Mar 2004 - Sep 2006

    Research Associate

    Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart

    Division of International Agricultural Trade and Food Security: - modelling the impact of a novel agriculture-based nutrition intervention - carrying out cost-effectiveness analyses for related case studies in India - international collaboration with experts and organisations from different disciplines - writing manuscripts for publication in international peer-reviewed journals and other outlets - presentation of results at international conferences, workshops and panel discussions

  • 1 year and 2 months, Feb 2003 - Mar 2004

    Research Associate

    Center for Development Research, ZEF, Bonn

    Center for Development Research, Department of Economic and Technological Change: - preparatory work for the project that was continued at Hohenheim University (see previous) - quantification of the public health burden of vitamin and mineral deficiencies - quantitative analysis of determinants of food consumption based on household data

  • 7 months, May 2002 - Nov 2002


    T-Systems International, Bonn

    Pricing and portfolio management

  • 8 months, Dec 2000 - Jul 2001

    Product Manager

    SERUBA, Hamburg

    Multi-lingual information retrieval and knowledge management application, online search engine; until insolvency of the start-up

  • 1 year and 2 months, Oct 1999 - Nov 2000


    GFA Management, Hamburg

    FA Management, Afrasia Department (MEDA, Caucasia and Central Asia): Proposal writing, coordination and backstopping of donor projects (regional development, administrative reform, SME development, trade promotion), fact-finding missions to project countries, preparation of tender documents incl. methodologies, search and selection of local partners and international experts

  • 3 months, May 1999 - Jul 1999


    Council of the European Union, Brussels

    DG E, IV: Assistance in the reunions of the "Comité 133" (international trade and WTO affairs)

  • 7 months, Oct 1998 - Apr 1999

    Temporary Jobs

    Various, London

    Market research and clerical work

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jul 1991 - Sep 1992

    Emergency Medical Technician

    German Red Cross (DRK), Albstadt

    Patient transport and emergency medical services (compulsory national service)

Educational background for Alexander J. Stein

  • 2 years and 4 months, Mar 2004 - Jun 2006

    Food and Agricultural Economics

    Universität Hohenheim

    Dissertation on "Micronutrient malnutrition and the impact of modern plant breeding on public health in India: How cost-effective is biofortification?" http://www.ajstein.de/cv/literature.htm

  • 1 year and 2 months, Feb 2003 - Mar 2004

    Agricultural and Development Economics

    Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Universität Bonn

  • 1 year, Oct 1997 - Sep 1998

    Development Economics and Policy Analysis

    University of Nottingham

  • 3 months, Oct 1996 - Dec 1996

    Spanish Language and Culture

    Universidad de Salamanca

  • 1 year, Oct 1995 - Sep 1996

    Rural Economics and Environment

    Université de Montpellier 1

  • 3 years, Oct 1994 - Sep 1997

    International Economics

    Universität Münster

  • 2 years, Oct 1992 - Sep 1994

    Economics and Business

    Universität Würzburg


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish


  • French


  • Italian




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