Stephen Martinez

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

Stewart, H., and S.W. Martinez. 2002. “Innovation by Food Companies Key to Growth and Profitability,” FoodReview, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 25(1):28-32.

Martinez, S.W., and D.E. Davis. 2002. “Farm Business Practices Coordinate Production With Consumer Preferences,” FoodReview, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Volume 25(1):33-38.

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

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

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

Martinez, S.W. 2001. "Vertical Coordination in Pork: Implications for Food Distribution," Journal of Food Distribution Research 32(1):18-24.

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