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John Newton
Curriculum Vita, August 2014

307B Mumford Hall, MC-710
1301 West Gregory Drive
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL   61801

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Email: jcnewt@illinois.edu

Website: farmdoc.illinois.edu/newton

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics, 2013
Master of Arts in Economics, 2012
Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, 2010
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, 2004
The University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University of Illinois, Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Champaign, IL.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ag. Commodity Markets February 2014 to present

US Dept. of Agriculture, Office of the Chief Economist, Washington, DC
Research Detail January 2014 to February 2014

Senate Agricultural Committee, Washington, DC
Research Fellow May 2013 to August 2013

US Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Washington, DC
Agricultural Economist May 2010 to February 2014

US Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Cleveland, Ohio
Agricultural Economist June 2007 to May 2010

US Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Louisville, Kentucky
Audit Staff February 2005 to June 2007

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal  Articles

Bozic, M., J. Newton, C.S. Thraen, and B.W. Gould. 2014. “Tails Curtailed: Accounting for Non-Linear Dependence in Pricing Margin Insurance for Dairy Farmers.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Accepted March 2014)

Newton, J. and C.S. Thraen. 2013. “Road Block to Risk Management – Investigating Class I Milk Cross-Hedging Opportunities.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 35:550-564.

Bozic, M., J. Newton, C.S. Thraen, and B.W. Gould. 2012. “Mean-Reversion in Income Over Feed Cost Margins: Evidence and Implications for Managing Margin Risk by U.S. Dairy Producers.” Journal of Dairy Science 95:7417-7428.

Manuscripts in Review

Newton, J. Thraen, C., and M. Bozic. “Adverse Gaming in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers: An Expected Indemnity Approach.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (first round of review)

Newton, J. “Analysis of Multiple Component Pricing in the Appalachian, Southeast, and Florida Federal Milk Marketing Orders.” Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics (first round of review)

Newton, J. Thraen, C., and M. Bozic. “Multi-Commodity Hedge Ratios To Manage Dairy Farm Risk.” Journal of Agribusiness (first round of review)

Conference Proceedings

Newton, J., C.S. Thraen, and M. Stephenson. “Adverse Gaming in Dairy Farm Safety Net Programs.” In: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2014 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2014.

Newton, J., C.S. Thraen, and M. Bozic. “Chewing the Cud: Using a Feed and Energy Price Portfolio to Manage Dairy Farm Risk.” In: NCCC-134 Meeting on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management, April 21-22, 2014.

Wolf, C., M. Bozic, J. Newton and C.S. Thraen 2013. "Moove Over: Will New Government-Sponsored Dairy Margin Insurance Crowd Out Private Market Risk Management Tools?" Paper Presented at AAEA 2013 Crop Insurance and the Farm Bill Symposium, Louisville, KY, October 8-9.

Newton, J., C.S. Thraen, and M. Bozic. “Whither Dairy Policy? Evaluating Expected Government Outlays and Distributional Impacts of Alternative 2013 Farm Bill Dairy Title Proposals.” In: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013. (Symposium and Accepted Paper)

Newton, J., C.S. Thraen, and M. Bozic. “Actuarially Fair or Foul: Contract Design Problems in Dairy Margin Insurance.” In: NCCC-134 Meeting on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management, April 22-23, 2013.

Bozic, M., J. Newton, C.S. Thraen, and B.W. Gould. “Livestock Gross Margin Insurance for Dairy: Designing Margin Insurance Contracts to Account for Tail Dependence Risk.” In: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012.

Newton, J., and C.S. Thraen. “Road Block to Risk Management: Investigating Class 1 Milk Cross- Hedging Opportunities Under Federal Milk Pricing Provisions.” In: NCCC-134 Meeting on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management, April 16-17, 2012.

Bozic, M., J. Newton, C.S. Thraen, and B.W. Gould. “Exploring Underlying Distributional Assumptions of Livestock Gross Margin Insurance for Dairy.” In: NCCC-134 Meeting on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management, April 16-17, 2012.

Media Publications

Newton, J. “Would Component Pricing Work in the Southeast?” Hoards Dairyman. W.D. Hoard & Sons Company, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Volume 159, Issue 13, Page 491.

Newton, J., C.S. Thraen, and A. Novakovic. “Key Factors to Consider with a California FMMO.” Hoards Dairyman. W.D. Hoard & Sons Company, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. April 2014 Issue.

Newton, J., and C.S. Thraen. “The Compromise Dairy Safety Net Solution.” Progressive Dairyman. Progressive Publishing, Jerome, Idaho. March 2014 Issue.

Bozic, M. J. Newton, A. Novaković, M, Stephenson, and C.S. Thraen. “The Dairy Subtitle of the Agricultural Act of 2014” Progressive Dairyman. Progressive Publishing, Jerome, Idaho. February 2014 Issue.

Newton, J., C.S. Thraen, and M. Bozic. “Stabilization Would Impact Farms Differently.” Hoards Dairyman. W.D. Hoard & Sons Company, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. December 2013 Issue.

Bozic, M. J. Newton, and C.S. Thraen. “Dairy Proposals Offer Effective Catastrophic Insurance. Hoards Dairyman.” W.D. Hoard & Sons Company, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. May 2013 Issue.

GRANTS

United States Department of Agriculture. Farm Service Agency. “National Coalition for Producer Education.” 2014. PIs – J. Coppess et al. and J. Newton. $1,650,000.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
Instructor AEDE 502: Quantitative Economic Analysis March 2012 to June 2012

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

Statistical and Mathematics Packages: MatLab, Python, R, SAS, SPSS, STATA

Programming Languages: Visual Basic, HTML5, Powershell, XOJO

Others: LaTex, MapInfo, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook

 
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