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The NCCC-134 Committee on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management will host its 2018 Conference on April 16-17, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel--- Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

General Topics

Proposed papers should emphasize applied research. We encourage papers on commodity price forecasting, farm and agribusiness risk management, futures and options markets, as well as price analysis problems or issues. Please submit work that will be completed by April 2018 on these and the following topics in commodity markets:

  • Supply, demand, and price behavior
  • Improved forecasting methods
  • Improved risk management procedures
  • Futures and options markets

Proposal Format

Submit a two-page (double spaced) prospectus which contains the following.

1.  Statement of the problem             3.  Data and empirical procedures
2.  Research objectives                     4.  Likely results and practical implications

Proposals SHOULD NOT IDENTIFY AUTHORS to protect their anonymity in the review process. Proposals should be Adobe Acrobat files (pdf) and the file names should not contain author names. An example proposal is posted here (To download, right-click and 'Save Target As'...).

Submission Procedure

Authors should submit their proposals through online submission system by following the link Submissions must be made by October 31, 2017.

  1. You will need to create a user account by clicking the “Registration” tab in the online system.
  2. After you log in to the system, click “+ Create new submission” in the Author Console.
  3. Enter the title of your proposal.
  4. The section “AUTHORS” should list your e-mail address, Name, Organization, and Country.
  5. To add more authors, please enter the e-mail address of your co-author and click “+ Add.” Fill in the fields to provide the name, organization, and country of your co-author and click “+ Add.” Repeat this process to add more co-authors.
  6. To upload your proposal click “Upload from Computer” and select the file
  7. Click “Submit.”

Submission Decisions

Screening committee will notify all submitting authors of their decision in December 2017. Successful authors must complete and submit their research presentation by April 10, 2018. Completed manuscripts are due on June 1, 2018 for digital publication.

See the NCCC-134 website at for more information on registration, conference venue and hotel accommodations.

See you in Minneapolis!

NCCC-134 Co-Chairs
Berna Karali (
Anton Bekkerman (

Author Resources

An example meetings paper is linked here.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Berna Karali ( with any questions.

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