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Stephen Martinez

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5378
Email: martinez@ers.usda.gov

Briefly:
Steve Martinez is an economist in the Food Economics Division. Current research concentrates on vertical coordination of agricultural industries, niche marketing, and performance and efficiency of the U.S. food marketing system.

Education:
Steve received a Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University with a co-major in statistics. He also received a M.S. and a B.S. in agricultural economics from Virginia Tech.

Professional Affiliations:
Steve is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

Selected Publications:
Martinez, S.W., and K. Zering. Pork Quality and the Role of Market Organization, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, AER-835, October 2004.

Martinez, S., and H. Stewart. From Supply Push to Demand Pull: Agribusiness Strategies for Today’s Consumers, Amber Waves, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 1(2003):22-29.

Stewart, H., and S. Martinez. Innovation by Food Companies Key to Growth and Profitability. FoodReview, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Volume 25(2002):28-32.

Martinez, S., and D.E. Davis. Farm Business Practices Coordinate Production With Consumer Preferences. FoodReview, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Volume 25(2002):33-38.

Harris, J.M., P.R. Kaufman, S.W. Martinez (Coordinator), and C. Price. The U.S. Food Marketing System, 2002: Competition, Coordination, and Technological Innovations Into the 21st Century, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, AER-811, June 2002.

Martinez, S.W. Vertical Coordination of Marketing Systems: Lessons from the Poultry, Egg, and Pork Industries, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, AER-807, April 2002.

Martinez, S.W. A Comparison of Vertical Coordination in the U.S. Poultry, Egg, and Pork Industries, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, AIB-747-05, May 2002.

Martinez, S.W. "Vertical Coordination in Pork: Implications for Food Distribution." Journal of Food Distribution Research 32(2001):18-24.

Martinez, S.W. Price and Quality of Pork and Broiler Products: What’s the Role of Vertical Coordination?, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, AIB-747-02, February 2000.

Last updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013

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