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About Dr. William W. Wilson

Dr. William W. Wilson

Office: Barry Hall 634

Phone: 701.231.7472

Fax: 701.231.7400

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William W. Wilson was named Distinguished University Professor in 2007 and is a Professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University, Fargo. He has been working in the areas related to grain marketing, transportation, and logistics. His academic teaching covers these topics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research program at North Dakota State University is focused on grain marketing, transportation, international trade, and marketing and logistics. In these capacities, he has had numerous awards, has served as a guest lecturer around the world, has served on the Board of Directors for the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, and has provided advice to numerous international companies and countries on related issues.


Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, University of Manitoba, 1980
B.A. Economics, North Dakota State University, 1975
Sabbatical, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, Food Research Institute, 1987-88

Work Experience

CHS Endowed Chair in Risk Management and Trading,  Awarded March 2016

University Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University Responsibilities:  Teaching and Research in Agricultural Commodity and Risk Strategy

Visiting Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.  2003, 2004.  Responsibilities: Teaching a course in their eMBA program titled Risk Analysis and Management

Research and Teaching Awards

Eugene R. Dahl Excellence in Research Award, 2015

Peltier Award for distinguished record as researcher and educator.  NDSU Celebration of Faculty Excellence, 2015. 

5th Annual Kraft lecturer (honorary presentation), University of Manitoba. October 30, 2013.

H. Roald and Janet Lund Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011.

University Distinguished Professor, October 2007.

Outstanding Journal Article Award by the Western Agricultural Economics Association, for “Competition and Policy Conflicts in Canada-U.S. Barley Trade,” in the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, joint with D. Demcey Johnson, July 30, 1996.

Recognized as

  • 1) one of the top 1% of agricultural economists by RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) ; and
  • 2) one of the “Top Ten” agricultural economists in an unscientific survey by AgWeek,  as important resources for policy makers August 14, 1995.

Henry Schapper Fellowship by the University of Western Australia, Perth (May 2000).

Research Fellow, Trade Research Center, Montana State University, 1996/97.

Australian Wheat Board Address, Invited, “Decentralization of Grain Trading:  Trends, Implications  and Challenges,” to the 39th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural Economics  Association, Perth, Western Australia, February 14, 1995.

Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award, 1987.

2006 Eugene R. Dahl Excellence in Research Award, Senior Career, nominated by Department.

1998 Eugene R. Dahl Excellence in Research Award, Awarded to the top senior faculty for their research contributions during their career in the NDSU, Agricultural Experiment Station.  Received February 22, 1999.

Commendation for Excellence, Eugene R. Dahl, Excellence in Research Award, Senior Career, 1996-98.

Certificate of Commendation.  “Excellence in Research:  Senior Faculty, 1991,” North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, March 31, 1992.


Dynamic Interrelationships in Hard Wheat Basis Markets William W. Wilson and Dragan Miljkovic Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 61 (2013) 397–416 DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7976.2012.01262.x

Wilson, William and Bruce Dahl,  2013.  “Contracting for Canola in the Great Plains States”,  Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 00 (2013) 1–18; DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12017.


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