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Mark Manfredo

Associate Dean for W. P. Carey School at ASU Polytechnic & Director
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2080
Biography

Mark Manfredo is a professor and director of the Morrison School of Agribusiness at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

His research focuses on commodity price analysis and agribusiness risk management, with particular emphasis on futures and options markets and price forecasting. His work has appeared in leading applied economics and agribusiness journals including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Energy Economics, Agribusiness: An International Journal, and Agricultural Finance Review as well leading business journals such as the Journal of Public Policy and MarketingJournal of Supply Chain Management, and Journal of Business Logistics.

Professor Manfredo served as the co-chairman of the NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management (2007-2011), and is currently a member of the editorial review board at Agribusiness: An International Journal. At Arizona State University, he teaches courses in futures and options markets and agribusiness finance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has also served as a faculty honors advisor for Barrett, The Honors College. 

In 2007, he received ASU’s Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching/Instruction Excellence by the Office of the Provost, and was also presented with the Western Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award that same year. 

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance. 

Education
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1999
  • M.S. New Mexico State University 1994
  • B.S. California State University - Fresno 1992
Research Interests
  • Agribusiness Finance 
  • Commodity Marketing
  • Forecasting 
  • Forecast Evaluation in Commodity Markets
  • Futures and Options Markets
  • Financial Performance of Food and Agribusiness Enterprises
  • Hedging Strategies
  • Risk Management
  • Volatility Forecasting
  • Value-at-Risk 
Publications

Select Publications

  • Lewis, K.E., Altman, I., Manfredo, M.R., and Sanders, D.R. “Risk Premiums and Forward Basis: Evidence from the Soybean Oil Market,” Agribusiness: An International Journal 31(2015): 388-398. 
  • Manfredo, M.R., Sanders, D.R., and Scott, W.D. "Analyst’s Earnings Estimates for Publicly Traded Food Companies: How Good Are They."  Agribusiness: An International Journal (2011): 261-279.
  • Sanders, D.R., Manfredo, M.R. and Boris, K. “Evaluating Information in Multiple Horizon Forecasts: The DOE's Energy Price Forecasts,” Energy Economics 31(2009): 189-196.
  • Sanders, D.R. and Manfredo, M.R. “Forecast Encompassing as the Necessary Condition for Futures Market Efficiency: Fluid Milk Futures,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(2005): 610-620.
  • Richards, T.J., Manfredo, M.R., and Sanders, D.R. “Pricing Weather Derivatives,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 86(2004): 1005-1017.
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 101Student Success in Business
AGB 435Commodity Future and Opt Mkts
AGB 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 435Commodity Future and Opt Mkts
AGB 499Individualized Instruction
AGB 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 435Commodity Future and Opt Mkts
AGB 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 435Commodity Future and Opt Mkts
AGB 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 484Internship
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 435Commodity Future and Opt Mkts
AGB 484Internship
AGB 499Individualized Instruction
AGB 584Internship
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 484Internship
AGB 592Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 431Agribusiness Financial Mgt
AGB 532Advanced Agribusiness Finance
Honors / Awards
  • W. P. Carey School of Business Dean's Council of 100
  • Honorary State FFA Degree, Arizona Association FFA, 2016
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) Outstanding Master’s Thesis (Honorable Mention), Jeremy Pagaran, 2014, Title: “Innovative Insurance Products in Food Safety: Pricing Revenue Insurance in the Fresh Spinach Industry.” (Served as thesis committee chair). 
  • ASU’s Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching/Instruction: Teaching Performance – 2007. http://asunews.asu.edu/20070501_Manfredo
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (less than 10 years of service) – 2007.
Editorships

Editorial Review Board: 

  • Agribusiness: An International Journal
Work History

Arizona State University: 1999-present 

Board

Arizona Food Marketing Alliance (AFMA)

Executive Education Courses
  • Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Management Academy, January 29th to February 1st, 2018. ASU @ Thunderbird Executive Education.  Delivered at ASU in partnership with Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business.  Co-Faculty Lead. 
  • Arizona Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budget (OSPB) / State of Arizona General Accounting Office (GAO). Executive Education program entitled “Adding Value by Boosting Financial Acumen.” September 16th and 23rd, 2016. Faculty Lead. 
  • Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Center for Growing Talent Emerging Leaders Program, ASU @ Thunderbird Executive Education.  March 6th – 10th, 2016. Co-Faculty Lead.