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Scott H. Irwin
Curriculum Vitae, December 2016

344 Mumford Hall
1301 West Gregory Drive
Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Personal website: http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/irwin
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/scotthirwin
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EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics, Purdue University 1986
Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, Purdue University 1983
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, Iowa State University 1980


PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Laurence J. Norton Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2004 - present
Professor, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1997 - present
Research Associate, Office for Futures and Options Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1997 - present
Francis B. McCormick Professor of Agricultural Marketing and Policy, Department of Agricultural Economics, The Ohio State University 1996 - 1997
Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, The Ohio State University 1996 - 1997
Visiting Scholar, Office for Futures and Options Research and Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1993 - 1994
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, The Ohio State University 1989 - 1996
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, The Ohio State University 1985 -1989


SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director of the award-winning farmdoc project (http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/) at the University of Illinois since its inception in 1999. 

 

Co-developer and regular contributor to farmdoc daily (http://www.farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/), which has published one original article of research-based analysis each day since starting in 2011. 

 

Co-director of the AgMAS project at the University of Illinois over the life of the project (1994-2010; http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/pubs/agmas_search_all.asp).

 

Co-developer of the farm gate, the first public-sector blog for farmers and agribusinesses in the U.S. Corn Belt (2005-2010; privatized in 2010 http://www.farmgateblog.com).  

 

More than 500 scholarly publications, including over 100 journal articles.

 

Over $10 million in grants and gifts awarded to support research and extension programs.

 

Over 40 invited scholarly presentations, including testimony before the U.S. Congress, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

 

Served as academic and research advisor to more than 40 Ph.D. and M.S. graduate students.


SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Agricultural Markets Advisory Council, Chicago Mercantile Exchange

 

2013-2016

 

Executive Board, American Agricultural Economics Association (elected)

 

2008-2011

 

Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE) Panel to Review the Census of Agriculture

 

2006-2007

 

Foundation Committee, American Agricultural Economics Association

 

2006-2008

 

Foundation Board, American Agricultural Economics Association (elected)

 

2004-2006 (Program VP, 2006)

Enduring Publication Award Committee, American Agricultural Economics Association

 

2000-2003
(Chair, 2003)

 

Professional Activities Committee, American Agricultural Economics Association

 

1992-2000
(Chair, 1999-2000)

 

Executive Committee, North Central Regional Research Committee 134

 

1988-2014
(Co-Chair, 1992-1997)


SELECTED CAMPUS SERVICE (University of Illinois)

Farmland Advisory Council (University)

 

2014-2016

 

Provost’s Advisory Group (University)

 

2010-2012

 

Stewarding Excellence Steering Committee (University)

 

2008-2012

 

ACES Dean Search Committee (College)

 

2015-2016

 

Promotion and Tenure Committee (College)

 

2001-2003, 2006-2008 (Chair, 2007-2008)

 

Faculty Advisory Committee (Department)

 

2002-2004, 2006-2008, 2010-2013, 2015-2016
(Chair, 2003-2004, 2007-2008)

 

Promotion and Tenure Committee (Department)

 

1998-1999,
2001-2016 (Chair, 2002-2003,
2007-2008,
2012-2013)

 

TEACHING

Undergraduate: Commodity Price Analysis, Commodity Futures and Options Markets, Introductory Statistics, and Agricultural Finance.

 

Graduate: Applications of Regression Analysis I and II, and Futures and Options Market Research. 

 

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Quality of Research Discovery Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (formerly American Agricultural Economics Association)

 

2016

 

Spitze Land-Grant Professorial Career Excellence Award, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

2015

 

Quality of Communication Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (formerly American Agricultural Economics Association)

 

2014

 

Fellow, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (formerly American Agricultural Economics Association)

 

2013

 

Chancellor’s Illinois Lecture, Chicago Mercantile Exchange

 

2012

 

Top 25 Paper Published in the First 25 Years of the Journal of Economic Surveys

 

2012

 

William K. Deal Leadership Lecture, Iowa State University

 

2012

 

Farrell Distinguished Public Policy Lecture, University of Guelph

 

2008

 

James C. Snyder Lecture, Purdue University

 

2008

 

Paul A. Funk Recognition Award, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

2008

 

Donald A. Holt Achievement Award, Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research

 

2008

 

Editorial Board, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

 

2005-2007

 

Team Award, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

2004, 2010, 2013

 

Distinguished Group Extension Program Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (formerly American Agricultural Economics Association)

 

2002, 2014, 2016

 

Editorial Board, Journal of Alternative Investments

 

1998-2002

 

Editorial Board, Review of Futures Markets

 

1988-1994

 

Distinguished Research Award for Young Faculty, College of Agriculture, The Ohio State University

 

1988

 

SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES (last 10 years)

Garcia, P., S.H. Irwin, and A. Smith. “Futures Market Failure?” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 97(2015):40-64.

Etienne, X.L., S.H. Irwin and P. Garcia. “Price Explosiveness, Speculation, and Grain Futures Prices.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 97(2015):65-87.

Aulerich, N.M., S.H. Irwin, and P. Garcia. “Bubbles, Food Prices, and Speculation: Evidence from the CFTC’s Daily Large Trader Data Files.” Economics of Food Price Volatility, J.P. Chavas, D.L. Hummels, and B. Wright editors, Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 2014, pp. 211-253.

Wang, X., P. Garcia, and S.H. Irwin. “The Behavior of Bid-Ask Spreads in the Electronically Traded Corn Futures Market.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(2014):557-577.

Etienne, X.L., S.H. Irwin, and P. Garcia. “Bubbles in Food Commodity Markets: Four Decades of Evidence.” Journal of International Money and Finance 42(2014):129–155.

Irwin, S.H., and D.R. Sanders. “Testing the Masters Hypothesis in Commodity Futures Markets.” Energy Economics 34(2012):256–269.

Irwin, S.H., P. Garcia, D.L. Good and E.L. Kunda. “Spreads and Non-Convergence in Chicago Board of Trade Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Futures: Are Index Funds to Blame?” Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy 33(2011):116-142.

Irwin, S.H., and D.R. Sanders. “Index Funds, Financialization, and Commodity Futures Markets.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 33(2011):1-31.

Sanders, D.R., S.H. Irwin, and R.P. Merrin. “The Adequacy of Speculation in Agricultural Futures Markets: Too Much of a Good Thing?” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 32(2010):77-94.

Cabrini, S.M., S.H. Irwin, and D.L. Good. “Should Farmers Follow the Recommendations of Market Advisory Services? A Bayesian Approach to Estimation of Expected Performance.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(2010):622-637.

Colino, E.V., and S.H. Irwin. “Outlook vs. Futures: Three Decades of Evidence from Hog and Cattle Markets.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(2010):1-15.

Irwin, S.H., D.R. Sanders, and R.P. Merrin. “Devil or Angel? The Role of Speculation in the Recent Commodity Price Boom (and Bust) Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 41(2009):377-391.

Isengildina-Massa, O., S.H. Irwin, D.L. Good, and J.K. Gomez. “The Impact of Situation and Outlook Information in Corn and Soybean Futures Markets: Evidence from WASDE Reports.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(2008):89-104.

Park, C.H, and S.H. Irwin. “What Do We Know about the Profitability of Technical Analysis?” Journal of Economic Surveys 21(2007):786-826.

Cabrini, S.M., S.H. Irwin, and D.L. Good. “Style and Performance of Agricultural Market Advisory Services.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89(2007):607-623.

 

SELECTED POPULAR ARTICLES (last 10 years)

Irwin, S., and D. Good. “U.S. Gasoline Consumption: Where to from Here?” farmdoc daily (6):110, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 10, 2016.

Irwin, S., and D. Good. “The Relationship between Stocks-to-Use and Corn and Soybean Prices: An Alternative View.” farmdoc daily (6):66, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 6, 2016.

Irwin, S. and D. Good “The EPA's Proposed Ethanol Mandates for 2014, 2015, and 2016: Is There a 'Push' or Not?” farmdoc daily (5):102, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 3, 2015.

Irwin, S. “Understanding the Behavior of Biodiesel RINs Prices.” farmdoc daily (4):196, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 10, 2014.

Irwin, S., D. Good, and G. Schnitkey. “What Can We Learn About Corn and Soybean Yields from Crop Tours?” farmdoc daily (4):163, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 27, 2014.

Adjemian, M., P. Garcia, S. Irwin and A. Smith. “Solving the Commodity Markets’ Non-Convergence Puzzle.” Amber Waves, August 2013.

S. Irwin and D. Good. “RINs Gone Wild?” farmdoc daily (3):138, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 19, 2013.

S. Irwin and D. Good. “The New Era of Crop Prices—A Five-Year Review.” farmdoc daily (3):38, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 27, 2013.

Irwin, S., and D. Good. “Ethanol—Does the RFS Matter?” farmdoc daily (2):148, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2, 2012.

Irwin, S. “Blaming Energy Futures for Energy’s Current Costs.” Op-Ed in Washington Times, May 3, 2012.

Irwin, S.H., and D.L. Good. “Market Instability in a New Era of Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Prices.” Choices 1st Quarter 2009, 24(1).

Irwin, S. “The Misadventures of Mr. Masters: Act II.” Econbrowser, September 17, 2008.

Sanders, D.R., and S.H. Irwin. “Futures Imperfect.” Op-Ed in New York Times, July 20, 2008.

Tannura, M., S. Irwin, and D. Good. “Are Corn Trend Yields Increasing at a Faster Rate?” Marketing and Outlook Brief 2008-02, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 2008.

A complete bibliography is available at: http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/irwin

 

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