Peter StenbergRegional Economist
Peter's research has been in the area of economic development policy, focusing on physical and human infrastructure. Projects have included rural telecommunication policy, science and technology policy affecting rural-urban economic clusters, economic development, regional and international trade, comparative economics, policy toward investment in higher education research and teaching activities (such as land-grant institutions), and general infrastructure issues.
Prior to joining ERS, Peter was an assistant professor in the Economics Department at Hamline University, a research associate in the Center of Urban and Regional Affairs (Humphrey Institute), and a private consultant who had research contracts with various State and Federal agencies, universities, and corporations across the country.
Peter earned a Ph.D. and an MS in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. He also holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Peter is a member of the American Economics Association, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Western Economic Association International, and Regional Science Association International.
Stenberg, P.L. Forthcoming. "Elements in U.S. Households Broadband Internet Subscription Rates" in Innovations in Urban and Regional Systems: Contributions from GIS&T, Spatial Analysis and Location Modeling, J. Thill, ed. Springer Publishing.
Sorenson, D., and P.L. Stenberg. 2015. "The Effect of Military Base Closures on Rural County Economies: An Evaluation of the 1988-1995 Rounds of Cuts," International Advances in Economic Research 21(2):167-187.
Stenberg, P.L. 2014. "Rural Development: Title VI," Agricultural Act of 2014: Highlights and Implications, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Stenberg, P.L. 2013. “Rural Internet at a Crossroads,” Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, July.
Stenberg, P.L. 2013. Rural Broadband at a Glance, 2013 Edition, EB-23, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.
Stenberg, P.L., and M. Morehart. 2012. "The Existence of Pent-up Demand for Rural Broadband Services: An Exploration," in Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance, C. Karlsson, et al., eds. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Stenberg, P.L., and R. Dinterman. 2011. "The Digital Economy in the Western United States," Rural Connections 6(1):43-48.
Stenberg, P.L. 2011. "American Policy and the Evolving Broadband Internet Network," Choices 25(4).
Stenberg, P.L., and M. Morehart. 2011. "Toward Understanding U.S. Rural-Urban Differences in Broadband Internet Adoption and Use," Adoption, Usage, and Global Impact of Broadband Technologies: Diffusion, Practice and Policy, Y.K. Dwivedi, ed. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Stenberg, P.L., and M. Morehart. 2011. "Exploration in the Existence of Pent-up Demand for Rural Broadband Services," in Innovation and Multidimensional Entrepreneurship - Economic, Social and Academic Aspects, I. Bernhard, ed. Trollhättan, Sweden: University West.
Stenberg, P.L., and M. Morehart. 2010. "Farm Businesses, the Digital Economy, and Broadband Internet," Delhi Business Review 11(2).
Stenberg, P.L., M. Morehart, S. Vogel, V. Breneman, J. Cromartie, D. Brown. 2009. Broadband Internet's Value for Rural America, ERR-78, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, August.
Stenberg, P.L. 2009. Rural Digital Economy, ERS Briefing Room, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Stenberg, P.L., and M. Morehart. 2008. "Characteristics of Farm and Rural Internet Use in the United States," in Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion, Y. Dwivedi, et al., eds., pp. 395-406. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, Idea Group, Inc.
Stenberg, P.L. 2007. "An Overview of the Internet and Agriculture E-Commerce in the United States," in Workshop on the Utilization of the Agricultural Technology Transfer and Training Networking System, W. Hardjono, et al., eds., pp. 128-39. Singapore: APEC Secretariat.
Stenberg, P.L., and M. Morehart. 2007. "The Internet in U.S. Farm and Rural Businesses," in Entrepreneurship and Development-Local Processes and Global Patterns, I. Johansson, ed., pp. 501-12. Trollhättan, Sweden: University West.
Stenberg, P.L. 2006. "Agriculture E-Commerce in the U.S.A.: An Overview of Communication and Information Technology and Agricultural Business," in Seminar on Networking of the Agricultural Technology Transfer and Training, W. Hardjono, et al., eds., pp. 184-94. Singapore: APEC Secretariat.
Stenberg, P.L. 2006. "Investment and Household Adoption of Communication and Information Services Across the United States," in The Emerging Digital Economy: Entrepreneurship, Clusters and Policy, B. Johansson, C. Karlsson, and R. Stough, eds., pp. 263-76. New York, NY: Springer.
Stenberg, P.L. 2004. "The New England Urban-Rural Instrument Industry Cluster: A Historical Perspective," in Entrepreneurship, Spatial Industrial Clusters and Inter-firm Networks, I. Johansson, ed., pp. 773-88. Trollhättan, Sweden: University of Trollhättan/Uddevalla.
Stenberg, P.L. 2004. "United States Policy for Spatial Investment in CIT," in Regulierung und Kapitalmarktbewertung in der Telekommunikation (Regulation and Capital Market Evaluation in Telecommunications), H. Piepenbrock, F. Schuster, and E. Ruhle, eds., pp. 125-42. Koln, Germany: Josef Eul Verlag.
Stenberg, P.L. 2003. "Patterns in Investment and Use of Communication and Information Technology in the U.S.," in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Regional Development and Public Policy, I. Johansson, ed., pp. 425-36. Trollhättan, Sweden: University of Trollhattan/Uddevalla.
Stenberg, P.L. 2003. "Telecommunication Rural Policy in the U.S.: Issues and Economic Consequences," in European Rural Policy at the Crossroads, G. Dalton, J. Bryden, M. Shucksmith, and K. Thomson, eds., pp. 149-65. Aberdeen, Scotland: The Arkleton Centre for Rural Development Research.
Stenberg, P.L. 2002. "Communications and the Internet in Rural America," Agriculture Outlook, AGO-292, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June-July, pp. 23-6.
Stenberg, P.L. 2000. "The New Economy, Rural Economic Development and the Farm Sector," in Agrarian Perspectives IX: Globalization and Competitiveness, I. Ticha, ed. Prague, Czech Republic: Czech University of Agriculture.
Stenberg, P.L. 2000. Telecommunications in Rural Economic Development: Issues for Latinos and Other Communities, JSRI Occasional Paper No. 62, The Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Stenberg, P.L., and J. Bryden. 2000. "Telecommunications in Rural Economic Development: The Promise for the U.S., Western Europe, and Poland," in Rural Development in Central and Eastern Europe, D. Brown, and A. Bandlerova, eds. Nitra, Slovakia: Slovak Agricultural University, Slovak National Agricultural University, April.
P.L. Stenberg, ed. 1999. "Telecommunications in Rural Economic Development," proceedings from a workshop, Western Rural Development Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, December.
Rural Internet at a Crossroads Broadband Internet Service Helping Create a Rural Digital Economy Farm Operators Turn to Energy-Saving Practices Internet on the Range
The Purchase of Internet Subscriptions in Native American Households