• Commercial grain merchandisers: interest in professional development 

    Kliethermes, Brandon J., 1985-. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Little information exists on grain merchandisers, their characteristics, and the skills needed to be successful. This research contributes toward filling this gap. A summary of survey responses from 230 experienced grain ...
  • Essays on applied econometrics: applications of the futures markets and the international tourism demand 

    Jei, Sang Young, 1972- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    My dissertation applies econometric methods to analyze the optimal hedge ratios, basis variability, and dynamic tourism demand. In the first essay, using daily data of the spot and futures returns of corn and soybeans, I ...
  • Estimating India's soy protein consumption and exporting soy products to India 

    Brinker, Adam (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    India holds a large percentage of the world's population at over 16%. India is a relatively poor country with an estimated per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of only $650 compared to the U.S. at $39,000 in estimated ...
  • A mathematical simulation of Asian options on the Tokyo Grain Exchange 

    Wiles, Phoebe Shyla (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Financial derivatives have had a phenomenal growth in trading and research in the last three decades. New markets, with niche products have created interesting trading opportunities. The Tokyo Grain Exchange created a ...
  • Three essays on agricultural price volatility 

    Yuan, Yiyong (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The three essays of this dissertation cover issues of understanding and managing price uncertainty across the meat value chain and related futures market. The first essay discussed the implications of recent change in ...
  • Three essays on value-added beef strategies 

    Rees, Lisa Marie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The first essay examines Missouri cow-calf producer survey data to determine the impact that producer, operation and management characteristics; production risk; and location have on the adoption of reproductive technologies. ...
  • Value added to the beef cattle chain through genetic management 

    Robertson, Jessica (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    The beef cattle industry has a substantial impact on the United States economy. Genetic management is becoming a part of the total farm management plan. The objective of this study is to determine whether or not the process ...