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Edward Balistreri

Duane Acklie Chair and Associate Professor of Economics
HLH 525 P
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489
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Ph.D., University of Colorado--Boulder (1995)
B.A., Arizona State University (1989)
Areas of Expertise
  • International Economics
  • Public Economics
Curriculum Vitae

Edward J. Balistreri became the Duane Acklie College of Business Yeutter Institute Chair at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August 2020. The Acklie Chair resides in the Department of Economics and serves as a core faculty member of the Yeutter Institute. The vision of University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus and renowned trade expert Clayton Yeutter, the Yeutter Institute connects academic disciplines related to law, business, and agriculture in order to prepare students for leadership roles in international trade and finance, support interdisciplinary research, and increase public understanding of these issues.

For over two decades, Balistreri has engaged in relevant policy debates as an academic, a research economist at the United States International Trade Commission, and as a consultant.  This experience gives him a unique and informed perspective as both an educator and researcher. He has considerable expertise working with legal teams in the analysis of trade agreements and trade disputes, including a decomposition of policy impacts for all 50 states, and with a focus on agricultural products critical to Nebraska.

Prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Balistreri held positions at Iowa State University and the Colorado School of Mines.

Balistreri earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University.