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Scott Irwin

Agricultural Economist. University of Illinois Professor. Iowa Farm Boy.

Biography


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 >>

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344 Mumford Hall
1301 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Voice: (217) 333-6087
Fax: (217) 333-5538
Email: sirwin@illinois.edu

Research Publications

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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Teaching

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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ACE 528    Research on Futures Markets

This four-hour seminar course is designed for M.S. and Ph.D. students interested in current research related to futures and options markets.

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344 Mumford Hall
1301 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Voice: (217) 333-6087
Fax: (217) 333-5538
Email: sirwin@illinois.edu

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