Shadi Atallah

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Economics
Phone: (603) 862-3233
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm G68, Durham, NH 03824
Shadi Atallah

In my primary area of research, I develop integrated biological-economic models to recommend optimal strategies aimed at managing plant pests, diseases, and invasive species, over time and space, within and across land parcels. In my secondary area of research, I use supply-chain optimization models and choice experiments to assess the opportunities for and consequences of localizing food supply chains.


  • Ph.D., Applied Economics, Cornell University
  • MENGR, Agricultural Sciences (Diplôme d'Ingénieur Agronome), Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
  • M.S., Plant Science, American Univ of Beirut
  • M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California
  • B.S., Holy Spirit University of Kaslik

Research Interests

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Forest Economics
  • Natural Resources Management

Courses Taught

  • EREC 760: Ecological-Economic Modeling
  • NR 643: Economics of Forestry

Selected Publications

Bowles, T. M., Atallah, S. S., Campbell, E. E., Gaudin, A. C. M., Wieder, W. R., & Grandy, A. S. (2018). Addressing agricultural nitrogen losses in a changing climate. Nature Sustainability, 1(8), 399-408. doi:10.1038/s41893-018-0106-0

Atallah, S. S., Gómez, M. I., & Jaramillo, J. (2018). A Bioeconomic Model of Ecosystem Services Provision: Coffee Berry Borer and Shade-grown Coffee in Colombia. Ecological Economics, 144, 129-138. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.08.002

Wang, Y., Atallah, S., & Shao, G. (2017). Spatially explicit return on investment to private forest conservation for water purification in Indiana, USA. Ecosystem Services, 26, 45-57. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.06.004

Bindewald, E., & Atallah, S. S. (2017). Achieving multiple goals via voluntary efforts and motivation asymmetry. Ecological Modelling, 354, 37-48. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.03.010

Atallah, S. S., Gómez, M. I., & Conrad, J. M. (2017). Specification of Spatial-Dynamic Externalities and Implications for Strategic Behavior in Disease Control. Land Economics, 93(2), 209-229. doi:10.3368/le.93.2.209

Ricketts, K. D., Gomez, M. I., Atallah, S. S., Fuchs, M. F., Martinson, T. E., Battany, M. C., . . . Smith, R. J. (2015). Reducing the Economic Impact of Grapevine Leafroll Disease in California: Identifying Optimal Disease Management Strategies. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 66(2), 138-147. doi:10.5344/ajev.2014.14106

Atallah, S. S., Gómez, M. I., Conrad, J. M., & Nyrop, J. P. (2015). A Plant-Level, Spatial, Bioeconomic Model of Plant Disease Diffusion and Control: Grapevine Leafroll Disease. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97(1), 199-218. doi:10.1093/ajae/aau032

Atallah, S. S., Gómez, M. I., & Björkman, T. (2014). Localization effects for a fresh vegetable product supply chain: Broccoli in the eastern United States. Food Policy, 49, 151-159. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2014.07.005

Atallah, S. S., Gomez, M. I., Fuchs, M. F., & Martinson, T. E. (2012). Economic Impact of Grapevine Leafroll Disease on Vitis vinifera cv. Cabernet franc in Finger Lakes Vineyards of New York. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 63(1), 73-79. doi:10.5344/ajev.2011.11055

Atallah, S. S., El Saliby, I., Baalbaki, R., & Talhouk, S. N. (2011). Effects of different irrigation, drying and production scenarios on the productivity, postharvest quality and economic feasibility of Origanum syriacum, a species typically over-collected from the wild in Lebanon. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 91(2), 337-343. doi:10.1002/jsfa.4191

Most Cited Publications