Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Call for Paper Proposals: NCCC-134 2016

The NCCC-134 Committee on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management will host its 2016 Conference April 18-19, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis – Downtown, St. Louis, Missouri.

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 2016 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
Please include a title page with author information and a reference page. An example proposal is posted here (To download, right-click and 'Save Target As'...).

Submission Procedure

  • Submit by e-mail to Berna Karali (bkarali@uga.edu) by October 31, 2015
  • Attach proposal as Adobe Acrobat file named Author1_Author2_NCCC-134_2016.pdf
  • Proposals received will be acknowledged via reply e-mail
  • Screening committee will notify all submitting authors of their decision in December 2015
  • Successful authors must complete and submit research presentation by April 13, 2016
  • Completed manuscripts are due on June 1, 2016 for digital publication
See the NCCC-134 website at http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/nccc134/ for more information on registration, conference venue and hotel accommodations.

Berna Karali (bkarali@uga.edu)
Anton Bekkerman (anton.bekkerman@montana.edu)

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