Mark Manfredo

Mark Manfredo is a professor and director of the Morrison School of Agribusiness at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Professor Manfredo served as the co-chairman of the NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management (2007-2011), and is currently a member of the editorial review board at Agribusiness: An International Journal.

At Arizona State University, he teaches courses in futures and options markets and agribusiness finance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has also served as a faculty honors advisor for Barrett, The Honors College.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance.



Manfredo, M., D Sanders. Multiple Horizons and Information in the DOE’s Energy Supply Forecasts: A Direct Test for Information Content. ​Southwest Economic Review​ (2008)

Manfredo, M., Dwight Sanders. Price Discovery in a Private Cash Forward Market for Lumber. ​Journal of Forest Economics​ (2008)

Manfredo, M., T Richards. Hedging with Weather Derivatives: A Role for Options in Reducing Basis Risk. ​Applied Financial Economics ​(2009)

Manfredo, M.. Impact of Rising Fuel Cost on Perishable Commodity Outsourcing. ​Journal of Business Logistics (​ 2009).

Manfredo, M.R. and Richards, T.J. “Hedging with Weather Derivatives: A Role for Options in Reducing Basis Risk.” ​Applied Financial Economics​ (2009)

Manfredo, M., D. Sanders, K. Boris. Accuracy and Efficiency in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Short-term Supply Forecasts – Forthcoming. ​Energy Economics​ (2008).

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

Manfredo, M.R., Sanders, D.R., and Scott, W.D. Review of: Economics and the Future: Time and Discounting in Private and Public Decision Making (2010)

Richards, T.J, Eaves, J., Manfredo, M., Narajo, S.E., Chu, C.-C, and Henneberry, T.J. Spatial-Temporal Model of Insect Growth, Diffusion, and Derivative Pricing. ​American Journal of Agricultural Economics​ (2008)

Sanders, D., Garcia, P., Manfredo, M.. Information Content in Deferred Futures Prices: Live Cattle and Hogs. ​Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics​ (2008)

Sanders, D., Manfredo, M., Boris Keith. Evaluating Information in Multiple Horizon Forecasts: The DOE’s Energy Price Forecasts. Energy Economics​ (2009)

Sanders, D., Manfredo, M. Multiple Horizons and Information in USDA Production Forecasts. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal (2008)

Sanders, D.R., Altman, I.J, Manfredo, M.R. and Anderson, R. Using USDA Production Forecasts: Adjusting for Smoothing. ​Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers​ (2009)