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Claudia Steinwender

  • Assistant Professor, Applied Economics

Claudia Steinwender is an Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is affiliated with the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Her research interests are in the fields of economic history, innovation, and international trade. Most recently, Steinwender has studied the way information affects the behavior of exporting merchants, using the transatlantic telegraph connection established in 1866 as a historical example of a dramatic reduction in information frictions.

She has been affiliated with the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and was an assistant professor of business in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. Before joining HBS, she was an IES Fellow at Princeton University. Prior to her doctoral studies, Steinwender was a management consultant at McKinsey and Company.

Steinwender has won awards for her research, including the 2014 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists, and her work has been cited in The Economist and Der Standard.

She holds a master’s degree in economic mathematics from the Vienna University of Technology, a master’s degree in international business administration from the University of Vienna, and a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.