Dwight Sanders | College of Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University

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Dwight Sanders, Ph.D.

Professor, Agribusiness Economics

Dwight Sanders

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1711
E-mail: dwights@siu.edu 
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 226-E

Dwight Sanders is a Professor in Agribusiness Economics. His industry experience includes production agriculture (cow-calf operation), commodity futures brokerage, as well as key positions with The Pillsbury Company and Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Special Interests

Forecasting; forecast evaluation; risk management; hedging; futures and options markets; speculative impacts on commodity prices; development of new futures contracts; analysis of new markets for agricultural products.

Classes

  • ABE 360: Agribusiness Management and Organization
  • ABE 363: Commodity Price Risk Management
  • ABE 460: Agicultural Price Analysis and Forecasting

Education

  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995.
  • M.S. in Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995.
  • B.S. in Economics, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, 1991

Recent Publications and Awards

  • Sanders, D.R. and S.H. Irwin. "A Reappraisal of Investing in Commodity Futures Markets." Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. 34(2012):515-530.
  • Irwin, S.H. and D.R. Sanders. "Financialization and Structural Change in Commodity Futures Markets." Agricultural and Applied Economics. 44(2012):371-396.
  • Sanders, D.R., I. Altman, and G.A. Apgar. "Determinants of Profitability in Niche Swine Production." Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. 75(2012): 68-79.
  • Irwin, S.H., and D.R. Sanders. "Testing the 'Masters Hypothesis' in Commodity Futures Markets." Energy Economics. 34(2012):256-269.
  • Sanders, D.R. and S.H. Irwin. "New Evidence on the Impact of Index Funds in U.S. Grain Futures Markets." Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 59(2011):519-532.
  • Sanders, D.R. and S.H. Irwin. "The Impact of Index Funds in Commodity Futures Markets: A Systems Approach." Journal of Alternative Investments. 14(2011):40-49.