Martin D. Smith

Professor of Environmental Economics in the

External Address: 
9 Circuit Drive, Env Hall 4116, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708-0328
(919) 613-8028


  • Ph.D., University of California at Davis 2001
  • B.A., Stanford University 1992

Gopalakrishnan, S, McNamara, D, Smith, MD, and Murray, AB. "Decentralized Management Hinders Coastal Climate Adaptation: The Spatial-dynamics of Beach Nourishment." Environmental and Resource Economics 67, no. 4 (August 2017): 761-787. Full Text

Birkenbach, AM, Kaczan, DJ, and Smith, MD. "Catch shares slow the race to fish." Nature 544, no. 7649 (April 5, 2017): 223-226. Full Text

Smith, MD. "Editorial: The Breadth of Ocean and Coastal Economics." Marine Resource Economics 32, no. 2 (April 2017): 119-121. Full Text

Fischer, C, Guttormsen, AG, and Smith, MD. "Disease Risk and Market Structure in Salmon Aquaculture." Water Economics and Policy 03, no. 02 (April 2017): 1650015-1650015. Full Text Open Access Copy

Smith, MD, Oglend, A, Kirkpatrick, AJ, Asche, F, Bennear, LS, Craig, JK, and Nance, JM. "Seafood prices reveal impacts of a major ecological disturbance." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114, no. 7 (February 2017): 1512-1517. Full Text

Gopalakrishnan, S, Landry, CE, Smith, MD, and Whitehead, JC. "Economics of Coastal Erosion and Adaptation to Sea Level Rise." Annual Review of Resource Economics 8, no. 1 (October 5, 2016): 119-139. Full Text Open Access Copy

Cunningham, S, Bennear, LS, and Smith, MD. "Spillovers in Regional Fisheries Management: Do Catch Shares Cause Leakage?." Land Economics 92, no. 2 (May 1, 2016): 344-362. Full Text Open Access Copy

Asche, F, Larsen, TA, Smith, MD, Sogn-Grundvåg, G, and Young, JA. "Pricing of eco-labels with retailer heterogeneity." Food Policy 53 (May 2015): 82-93. Full Text Open Access Copy


Smith, MD. "American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood. By Paul Greenberg." Marine Resource Economics 31, no. 1 (January 1, 2016): 117-119. Full Text

Smith, MD, Asche, F, and Roheim, C. "Markets, Trade and Seafood." In Encyclopedia of Natural Resources - Two-Volume Set (Print),edited by Y Wang, 791-797. CRC Press, July 23, 2014. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Smith, MD. "Open access and the fishery." In Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO, March 28, 2014. (Chapter)

Smith, MD. "Managing Our Nations Fisheries 3: Advancing Sustainability."edited by J Gilden. 2014. (Essay)

Bennear, LS, Smith, and MD, . "Success or Selection: An Economic Perspective on Fisheries Co-Management." Working Papers on the Web. (Editorial Comment)

CNH-L: Climate Change Adaptation in a Coupled Geomorphic-Economic Coastal System with Heterogeneous Climate Beliefs awarded by University of North Carolina - Wilmington (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021

Structural Modeling of Transitions to Catch Shares awarded by North Carolina State University (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

Revenue Impacts of Policy Reform: A Comparative Analysis of U.S. Catch Share Fisheries awarded by ECS Federal, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016

CATCH: Market-oriented and sustainable value chains for cod products based on live storage awarded by International Research Institute of Stavanger (Principal Investigator). 2015

Modelling Fishery Landings Locations and Product Forms awarded by International Research Institute of Stavanger (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2015

Do Catch Shares Increase Ex-vessel Prices in U.S. Fisheries? awarded by NC Sea Grant (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

Measuring the Effects of Hypoxia on the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2014

ESE Collaborative Research: Modeling New Behaviors awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2014

Coupling Human and Natural Influences on Coastline Evolution as Climate Changes awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2011

Linking hypoxia-induced habitat degradation to fishery outcomes: a bioeconomic approach based on brown shrimp awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Co-Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2010