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Paul E. Peterson
Curriculum Vita, May 2012

334 Mumford Hall, MC-710
1301 West Gregory Drive
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL   61801

Voice:  (217) 333-5718
Fax:  (217) 333-5538
pepeters@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/peterson

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1983
M.S., Animal Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1978

B.S. with Honors, Agriculture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1976

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

The Clearing Corporation Foundation Clinical Professor of Derivatives Trading
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign          

2012-present

Director of Commodity Research & Product Development
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  

1989-2012

Vice President of Research
Brock Associates

1988-1989

Marketing Manager
Chicago Board of Trade

1986-1988

Manager of Market Analysis
American Farm Bureau Federation

1983-1986

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Commodity Futures and Options (ACE 428)

Spring 2012

Commodities & Managed Futures (MSF 549)
Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology

Spring 2009,
Fall 2009,
Fall 2010,
Fall 2011 

Applied Managerial Statistics (GM 533)
Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University

February 2002,
June 2002, November 2008,
July 2009

Business Economics (GM 545)

September 2002

Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University

February 2003

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member, USDA Wholesale Pork Reporting Negotiated Rulemaking
Committee

January 2011

Expert Witness, Federal Beef Processors, Inc. and GFI America Inc.   
v. Admiral Insurance Company et al., Federal District Court for the District of South Dakota, Western Division

January 2005
October 2009

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

“Agricultural Marketplace Overview” Goldman Sachs Executive Training Program, Chicago IL, October 7, 2010.

“Livestock Futures and Price Reporting” CFTC Agricultural Advisory Committee, Washington DC, August 5, 2010.

“CME Dairy Markets” USDA Dairy Industry Advisory Committee, Washington DC, June 3, 2010.

“Recent Changes to the Live Cattle Contract” Live Cattle Marketing Committee, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ, January 30, 2009.

“Futures Market Update” American Meat Institute Beef Committee, AMI International Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry Convention, Chicago IL, October 28, 2009.

“Futures/Options Markets as a Special Type of ILS” EQECAT 2009 European Catastrophe Modeling Conference, Lucerne, Switzerland, May 28, 2009.

“CME Update” National Market News Association 51st Annual Meeting, Memphis TN, August 23, 2008.

“Convergence of the Insurance and Futures Markets” Carvill Ocean Reef Forum, Key Largo FL, February 5, 2008.

“Development and Current Status of Hog and Pork Futures in the U.S.” International Symposium for Commodity Futures Markets, Seoul, Korea, October 25, 2007.

“Developments in ILS/ILW/NCS and Exchange Traded Cat Risk” ABN AMRO Bermuda Reinsurance Seminar, Hamilton, Bermuda, May 10, 2007.

PUBLICATIONS

Labuszewski, J.W., J.E. Nyhoff, R. Co and P.E. Peterson.  The CME Group Risk Management Handbook:  Products and Applications.  John Wiley & Sons, 2010.  ISBN 978-0-470-13771-0.

Peterson, P.E., J.B. Cook, Jr. and C.A. Piszczor. “What is ‘The Basis,’ How is It Measured, and Why Does It Matter?” Proceedings of the Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management (April 2004).

Peterson, P.E.  “Observations on Cash Settlement,” Proceedings of the Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management (April 1995):1-2.

Peterson, P.E. and R.M. Leuthold.  "A Portfolio Approach to Optimal Hedging For a Commercial Cattle Feedlot," The Journal of Futures Markets 7(1987):443-457.

Peterson, P.E. and R.M. Leuthold.  "A Portfolio-Based Discrete Optimal Hedging Technique with an Application to Cattle Feeding," Proceedings of the Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management (April 1983):192-218.

Leuthold, R.M. and P.E. Peterson.  "The Cash-Futures Prices Spread for Live Hogs," North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics 5(1983):25-29.

Peterson, P.E. and R.M. Leuthold.  "Using Mechanical Trading Systems to Evaluate the Weak Form Efficiency of Futures Markets," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics 14(1982):147-151.

Peterson, P.E. and R.M. Leuthold.  "Using Mechanical Trading Systems to Evaluate the Weak Form Efficiency of Futures Markets." (Abstract) American Journal of Agricultural Economics 63(1981):1053.

Peterson, P.E. and R.M. Leuthold, "A User's Guide to Forecasting with Box-Jenkins Time Series Analysis," Staff Paper 81 E-204, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois, December 1981.

Peterson, P.E. and R.M. Leuthold.  "A User's Guide to Univariate Residual Cross Correlation Analysis," Staff Paper 81 E-197, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois, October 1981.

Peterson, P.E. and R.M. Leuthold.  "Using Mechanical Trading Systems to Evaluate the Weak Form Efficiency of Futures Markets," Staff Paper 81 E-179, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois, July 1981.

Leuthold, R.M. and P.E. Peterson.  "Using the Hog Futures Market Effectively While Hedging," Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 44(1980):6-12.

Peterson, P.E., E.E. Hatfield, J.W. Spears, and G.C. Fahey, Jr. "Methionine Supplementation of Practical Ruminant Rations," Nutrition Reports International 18(1978):737-741.

Spears, J.W., E.E. Hatfield, P.E. Peterson and S.L. Schussler.  “Response of Growing Lambs to Nickel Supplementation," Report AS-674d, 1978 Beef Cattle Day, August 28, 1978, Department of Animal Science, University of Illinois, pp. 6-7.

Spears, J.W., E.E. Hatfield, G.D. Anderson and P.E. Peterson.  "Nickel Supplementation for Growing Steers," Report AS-674c, 1978 Beef Cattle Day, August 28, 1978, Department of Animal Science, University of Illinois, pp. 4-5.

Peterson, P.E., E.E. Hatfield, J.W. Spears and D.L. Hixon.  "Feedlot Evaluation of an Experimental Feed Additive for Cattle." Report AS-674a, 1978 Beef Cattle Day, August 28, 1978, Department of Animal Science, University of Illinois, p. 1.

Peterson, P.E. and E.E. Hatfield.  Effects of HMM-Ca and Oleoyl-DL-Methionine on Plasma Methionine and N-Balance in Lambs," Abstract 550, Abstracts of the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, July 9-13, 1978, p. 434.

Hatfield, E.E., R.J. Bothast, T. Maphinda-Lebbie and P.E. Peterson.  “Comparative Value of Cane Molasses and Wood Hemicellulose as Carriers of Dietary Supplements," Working Paper, Department of Animal Science, University of Illinois, November 1977.  Results also appear in Bothast, R. J. and E. E. Hatfield.  "Preservation of High Moisture Corn," Proceedings of the 1977 Corn Quality Conference, Publication AE-4454, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois, February 1978, p. 42.

 

 

   
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