The J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities (JPMCC) produces academic and applied research for the broad commodity practitioner audience. Our Center sponsors an annual Research Symposium, with a bi-annual GCARD publication, in partnership with our global Research Council and Industry expert partners.
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Academic & Applied Research
The symposium's objective is to bring together global thought leaders and prominent stakeholders in commodities from both academia and industry to discuss their critical thinking and new research related to commodities. The focus of research is on real-world relevance of commodities research with academic rigor.
Sessions are limited to outstanding research and comprise of competitively selected and solicited papers, as well as industry research leaders’ presentations and industry panel discussions. In addition to traditional paper presentation sessions, we will have poster presentation sessions to showcase quality papers.
Global Commodities Applied Research Digest (GCARD)
The JPMCC is the home of an innovative bi-annual e-publication, the Global Commodities Applied Research Digest (GCARD), generously sponsored by the CME Group Foundation. The purpose of the digest is to highlight for practitioners the key findings of applied research on topical issues in the agricultural, metals and mining, and energy markets as well as in commodity finance.
The aim of the digest is to serve the Center’s applied research mission by informing commodity-industry practitioners on research that will either directly impact their businesses or will impact public policy in the near future. The selection of articles is based on how relevant articles are to the concerns of professionals engaged in the business of commodities.
Until now, there has not been an accessible source of concise information about current research across commodity segments: the GCARD precisely fills this marketplace gap. An additional goal is to encourage dialog amongst stakeholders in the various commodity disciplines.
Research Council Members
Our Research Council Members are an integral part of the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities (fix spelling). Our Research Council is made up of leading Academic professionals and industry practitioners from around the world and across the commodity sectors. These experts provide valuable input for future commodity research direction and focus for the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities and also assist in selecting prime research for our annual Research Symposium.
John Baffes, World Bank
Tom Brady, Ph.D., J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities
Colin Carter Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Graham Davis Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines
Jeffrey Frankel, Ph.D., Harvard University
Robert Greer, J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities
James Hamilton, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Scott Irwin, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Vince Kaminski, Ph.D., Rice University
Lutz Kilian, Ph.D., Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Dan Kowalski, CoBank
Nikos Nomikos, Ph.D., University of London (U.K)
Don Pearson, Ardent Mills
Robert S. Pindyck, Ph.D., Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Bluford Putnam, Ph.D., CME Group
Forest Reinhardt, Ph.D., Harvard University
Michel Robe, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ehud Ronn, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Geert Rouwenhorst, Ph.D., Yale University
Bryce Schneider, Xcel Energy
Margaret Slade, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Sven Streitmayer, Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Hilary Till, J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities
Lance Titus, Uniper Global Commodities
Robert Vigfusson, Ph.D. Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
Robert Webb, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Brian Wright, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Wei Xiong, Ph.D., Princeton University