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About Dr. David Bullock

David Bullock

Office: Barry Hall 624

Phone: 701.231.8672

Fax: 701.231.7400

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Dr. David W. Bullock is a Research Associate Professor affiliated with the Center for Trading and Risk at NDSU.  His research interests include futures and options markets, over-the-counter derivatives, trading, risk management, agrifinance, Monte Carlo simulation, and Big Data applications in agriculture.  His academic research in option portfolio theory has been published in both the Journal of Economics and Business and the International Review of Economics and Finance.  Additionally, he was the primary contributor behind the AgriBank Insights publication series which won a National AgriMarketing Association (NAMA) award for the best company publication in 2016.

Before coming to NDSU in January 2018, Dr. Bullock held numerous positions for over 25 years in the government and private sectors including the Senior Economist at AgriBank FCB – the regional Farm Credit System funding bank for the Upper Midwest region, Director of Research and Senior Foods Economist at Fortune 500 commodity risk management firm INTL FCStone Inc., the Senior Dairy Analyst at Informa Economics, a Risk Management Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and the Senior Economist at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.

David began his academic career as an Assistant Professor and Extension Marketing Economist at Montana State University after graduating from Iowa State University with a Ph.D. in agricultural economics with fields in agricultural price analysis and econometrics in 1989.  Prior to entering ISU, he received bachelor’s (1982) and master’s (1984) degrees in agricultural economics from Northwest Missouri State University.

Dr. Bullock is originally from the small northwestern Missouri farming community of Lathrop which is located 40 miles north of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  While in high school, he served as a regional state Vice-President in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) during his senior year.

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