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Mark Manfredo

Mark Manfredo

Morrison School of Agribusiness

Morrison School of Agribusiness

Associate Dean for W. P. Carey School at ASU Polytechnic
Morrison School of Agribusiness

Office:SANTAN 230D
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 870180
Tempe, AZ 85287-0180

Phone: 480-727-1040
Fax: 480-727-1961 (staff & faculty) 480-727-1186 (PGM)
Email: manfredo@asu.edu

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Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999; M.S., New Mexico State University, 1994; B.S., California State University, 1992

Research Areas
Futures and options markets, agribusiness risk management, commodity price forecasting and forecast evaluation.

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 1999-present. 

Career and Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
ASU's Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching/Instruction: Teaching Performance, 2007; Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (less than 10 years), 2007; ASU East Award of Excellence - "Teacher of the Year," 2002-2003. 

Professional Leadership
NCCC-134 Committee on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management (Co-Chair 2008 - 2011); Editorial Review Board: Agribusiness: An International Journal. 

Representative Publications

Manfredo, M.R., Sanders, D.R, and Scott, W. “Analyst’s Earnings Estimates for Publicly Traded Food Companies: How Good Are They?, Agribusiness: An International Journal 27(2011): 261-279.

Sanders, D.R., Manfredo, M.R. and Boris, K. “Evaluating Information in Multiple Horizon Forecasts: The DOE's Energy Price Forecasts,” Energy Economics 31(2009): 189-196.

Manfredo, M.R. and Richards, T.J. "Cooperative Risk Management, Rationale, and Effectiveness: The Case of Dairy Cooperatives," Agricultural Finance Review 67(2007): 311-339. 

Manfredo, M.R. and Shultz, C.J. "Risk, Trade, and Recovery: The Imperative Coordination of Policy, Marketing and Finance in the Wake of Catastrophe", Journal of Public Policy and Marketing 26(2007): 33-48. 

Sanders, D.R. and Manfredo, M.R. "Forecast Encompassing as the Necessary Condition for Futures Market Efficiency: Fluid Milk Futures," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(2005): 610-620.


ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

AGB 431 - Agribusiness Financial Mgt
Comprehensive treatment of topics in financial management of agribusiness: capital structure, dividend policy, asset valuation, mergers and acquisitions, risk management.