Agricultural Economist. University of Illinois Professor. Iowa Farm Boy.
Dr. Scott H. Irwin holds the Laurence J. Norton Chair of Agricultural Marketing in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Irwin is a national and international leader in the field of agricultural economics. His research on commodity markets is widely-cited by other academic researchers and is in high demand among market participants, policymakers, and the media. Read More >>
Are USDA Reports Still News to Changing Crop Markets? Food Policy, Available online March 12, 2019.
Trilogy for Troubleshooting Convergence: Manipulation, Structural Imbalance, and Storage Rates Journal of Commodity Markets, Available online December 5, 2018.
Information Transmission between Hog Futures and Expert Price Forecasts Journal of Agribusiness 38(2018):21-39.
Financialization and the Returns to Commodity Investments Journal of Commodity Markets 10(2018):22-28.
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- The Relationship of USDA Planted Acreage Revisions for Corn and Soybeans to Prevented Plant Acreageby Scott Irwin on April 29, 2021
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- USDA Planted Acreage Revisions for Corn, Soybeans, and Principal Cropsby Scott Irwin on April 14, 2021
- Just How Surprising Was the Prospective Plantings Report for Corn and Soybeans?by Scott Irwin on April 7, 2021
- Basic Facts about Food Price Inflation in the U.S.by Scott Irwin on March 25, 2021
- farmdoc daily Turns 10 Todayby Scott Irwin on March 17, 2021
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ACE 427 Commodity Price Analysis
This three-hour course is designed for juniors and seniors with an interest in understanding, analyzing and forecasting commodity prices. The course focuses on agricultural prices and the use of fundamental and technical methods of forecasting prices.
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