Agribusiness and Applied Economics


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Ryan Michael Daly

Office: Barry Hall 420
Phone: 701-306-4121
Fax: 701-231-7400

Education and Professional Experience

MS Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University,
Expected graduation date - 2014

BA Economics with emphasis in Business Economics
Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2013
Summa Cum Laude

Diploma Automotive Repair
Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 2004
Magna Cum Laude

Fargo North High School, 2001
10 year’s experience in automotive diagnostics and repair
2 year’s experience in shop management and business operations

Career Goals

1.)    Attaining a position in business analytics and finance, leading to a role within corporate operations with risk, data, and financial management.

2.)    Attaining a position in analyzing business and market economics, leading to a role of senior or chief economist in the private sector.

3.)    Attaining a position in data analysis on business and market data trends, leading to a role in senior trade and risk management.

Advisor: Dr. David Ripplinger, Asst Professor

Research Abstract 

                Working Title: “Modeling the demand for a new biomass pellet with financial risk.” Renewable and sustainable energy resources face fierce competitive energy markets dominated by fossil fuels. Developing new woody and agricultural biomass fuel pellets can help aid in reducing foreign energy dependence and greenhouse gas emissions. Given a developed energy market with low profit margins, financial risk is certainly a threat for any new competitive product. This research uses a Tobit model to analyze US woody fuel demand, with an emphasis on pellet fuels and the possible market outcomes. This research also analyzes the financial risk involved with stochastic variables for the production and demand of products.  


Primary language is English. Interested in learning German, Russian, Spanish, and French. Possibly interested in Japanese, Mandarin, and/or Cantonese.

Computer Skills

MS Office Suite: Excel with add-ins. SAS, Eviews, Minitab, and SPSS statistical and econometric analysis. Palisade @Risk Excel stochastic simulation modeling. OSX and MS Windows. Learning MATLAB in the near future. Familiar and knowledged with computer hardware (12 year’s experience in building).

I’m extremely agile and flexible when it comes to new computer skills. I have the ability to learn new computer skills as needed in a very productive and efficient manner.

Interests and Hobbies

I enjoy daily updates on technology and automotive industries. I constantly monitor energy, financial, and economic markets to analyze possible changes within the global economy. Every now and then I enjoy playing an occasional video game (when studies are relaxed). I’m also interested in learning new languages after I find time away from studying for my degree. I plan on completing an MBA in the near future (once employed).


References and resume are available upon request.

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