Morrison School of Agribusiness
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999; M.S., New Mexico State University, 1994; B.S., California State University, 1992
Agribusiness risk management, agribusiness financial management, forecasting and forecast evaluation, futures and options markets.
Arizona State University: 1998-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
Referee: American Jouranal of Agricultural Economics, 2002-2009; Applied Economics, 2006; Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2006-2008; Agribusiness: An International Journal, 2002-2009; Agricultural Finance Review, 2003-2005; European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2004; Member: American Agricultural Economics Association, National Agri-Marketing Association. Co-Chair, NCCC-134 Committee on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management.
Manfredo, M.R. and Richards, T.J. "Hedging with Weather Derivatives: A Role for Options in Reducing Basis Risk," Applied Financial Economics 19(2009): 87-97.
Manfredo, M.R. and Sanders, D.R. "Price Discovery in a Private Cash Forward Market for Lumber," Journal of Forest Economics 14(2008): 73-89.
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.