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.
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.
Steve is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
Martinez, S.W., and K. Zering. 2004. Pork Quality and the Role of Market Organization, AER-835, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, October.
Martinez, S.W., and H. Stewart. 2003. “From Supply Push to Demand Pull: Agribusiness Strategies for Today’s Consumers,” Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, November.