Jevgenijs Steinbuks is a Senior Economist in the Sustainability and Infrastructure Team of the Development Research Group. His areas of expertise are in developing and post-communist economies, economic growth, energy and environmental economics, empirical industrial organization, and real estate, urban, and land economics. His current research and policy work focuses on sustainable resource and land use, electric power markets, and infrastructure and economic development. Dr. Steinbuks has extensive experience in academia, public sector and international institutions.
Before joining the World Bank, he worked as a research economist at the Center for Global Trade Analysis, the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University; the Electricity Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge; the Enterprise Analysis Unit at the World Bank, and Credit Research Center at Georgetown University. He also spent a number of years with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, working primarily on Latvian economic integration in the EU and WTO. Dr. Steinbuks taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses in economics at the University of Cambridge, Miami University, the George Washington University, and the University of Latvia. His research is published in peer-reviewed academic journals and is regularly presented at international conferences and workshops. Jevgenijs Steinbuks has his PhD in Economics from the George Washington University.