Thursday, September 1, 2016

Call for Paper Proposals: NCCC-134 2017

The NCCC-134 Committee on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management will host its 2016 Conference April 24-25, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis – Downtown, St. Louis, Missouri.


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


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'...).


  • Submit by e-mail to Anton Bekkerman ( by October 31, 2016
  • 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 2016
  • Successful authors must complete and submit research presentation by April 19, 2017
  • Completed manuscripts are due on June 1, 2017 for digital publication

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

Berna Karali (
Anton Bekkerman (

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