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Trade and the Future of Industry: Session 2 – Agriculture

VIDEO September 18, 2018

Speaker / Author

David Oppedahl

Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

David Oppedahl is a senior business economist in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Oppedahl conducts research on the agricultural sector and rural development, as well as analyzing business conditions and the regional economy. He directs the Chicago Federal Reserve District's survey of agricultural banks on agricultural land values and credit conditions and publishes the results in AgLetter—the Chicago Fed's quarterly agricultural publication. In addition to his research, he regularly briefs the Chicago Fed's president on the agricultural economy. Before starting his career at the Chicago Fed as an associate economist in 1998, Oppedahl was a ... Read More

Kathy Baylis

Associate Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

Dr. Kathy Baylis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. Dr. Baylis helps stakeholders design agricultural, conservation, and trade policy to promote ecosystem preservation and international food security. She assesses the effectiveness of interventions and their consequences for global food security, the environment, and social welfare. Dr. Baylis holds a B.A. (Economics), from University of Windsor, M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics) from University of Saskatchewan, and a Ph.D. (Agriculture and Resource Economics) from UC Berkeley. ... Read More

David Lehman

Managing Director, Commodity Research and Product Development, CME Group

David Lehman was appointed Managing Director, Commodity Research and Product Development of CME Group in February 2010.  He is responsible for leading efforts to identify and develop new CME Group product and services opportunities related to both exchange-traded and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, maintaining viability of current product offerings and providing strategic insight into new markets, business development and research within the commodity space.  Before assuming his current role, he most recently served as Director, Commodity Research and Product Development, since July 2007. Previously, Lehman also served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT).  Prior to ... Read More

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner of Strategas

Donald Rissmiller is a founding partner of Strategas and has been the firm's chief economist since 2006, directing its macroeconomic research effort. He oversees Strategas' high-frequency econometric forecasting and thematic economic research. Mr. Rissmiller's research has been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor magazine in their annual survey: he was ranked best up and coming economist in 2008, and was third in their 2009 All-America Independent Research Team survey. He is frequently quoted in the financial press. Prior to co-founding Strategas in 2006, Mr. Rissmiller was an economist and managing director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group. Before joining ISI, ... Read More