Shadi Atallah, Ph.D.

Shadi Atallah, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


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. 

Prospective Postdocs and Students 

I am currently recruiting for a funded M.Sc. position to start in the academic year 2018-2019. See link for details. For undergraduate research opportunities, please see here and submit a CV, transcript, cover letter, and three references by April 1 for summer opportunities


Ph.D., Applied Economics, Cornell University
M.Sc., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis.
Postgraduate Certificate, Postharvest Biology and Technology, University of California, Davis.
M.Sc., Plant Science, American University of Beirut. Lebanon.
B.Sc., M. Eng., Agricultural Sciences (Diplôme d'Ingénieur Agronome), Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Lebanon


  • NR 643 Economics of Forestry
  • EREC 760/860 Ecological-Economic Modeling for Decision Making

Selected Publications

  • Atallah, S.S., Gómez, M.I. and Jaramillo, J. (2018). A Bioeconomic Model of Ecosystem Services Provision: Coffee Berry Borer and Shade-Grown Coffee in Colombia. Ecological Economics. Read Here

  • Atallah, S., M. I. Gómez, and J. M. Conrad (2017) Specification of spatial dynamic externalities and implications for strategic behavior in disease control. Land Economics.  Read Here
  • Bindewald E. and S. Atallah. (2017). Achieving Multiple Goals via Voluntary Efforts and Motivation Asymmetry” Ecological Modelling.  Read Here
  • Wang Y., S. Atallah, and G. Shao (2017). Maximizing freshwater ecosystem service returns on investment in forest conservation: the case of the Classified Forest and Wildlands Program in Indiana. Ecosystem Services. Read Here

  • Atallah, S., Gómez, M. I., Conrad, J. M., & Nyrop, J. P. (2014). A Plant-Level, Spatial, Bioeconomic Model of Plant Disease Diffusion and Control: Grapevine Leafroll Disease. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Read Here
  • Atallah, S. and M. I.​​ Gómez  (2014). Grapevine Leafroll Disease Control: It Pays Off to Test Neighboring Grapevines.  Appellation Cornell, Research Focus 2014-2. Read Here
  • Atallah, S., Gómez, M. I., Fuchs, M. F., & Martinson, T. E. (2012). Economic Impact of Grapevine Leafroll Disease on Vitis viniferacv. Cabernet franc in Finger Lakes Vineyards of New York. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 63(1). Read Here
  • Ricketts, K. D., Miguel I. G, S. S. Atallah, M. F. Fuchs, T. E. Martinson, M. C. Battany, L. J. Bettiga, M. L. Cooper, P. S. Verdegaal, and R. J. Smith (2015). Reducing the Economic Impact of Grapevine Leafroll Disease in California: Identifying Optimal Disease Management Strategies. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. Read Here
  • Atallah, 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. Read here

Working Papers and Selected Projects

Dr. Shadi Atallah
James Hall Room G68
56 College Road
Durham, NH 03824