Shadi Atallah

Phone: (603) 862-3233
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm G68, Durham, NH 03824

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., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California
  • M.S., Plant Science, American Univ of Beirut
  • 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

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

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

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