State of the Economy

November 18, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Conference

 

Hear from experts on the state of North Dakota's economy and the agricultural and energy industries. Researchers from the NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and NDSU Extension provide a science-based outlook and answer audience questions. 

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and NDSU Extension. 

Conference Schedule

Economic Outlook: Where are we, and where are we going?

Presented by Dr. Jeremy Jackson

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The Importance of Policy Discussions for the Economic Outlook of North Dakota

Presented by Dr. Ryan Yonk

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North Dakota Energy Situation and Outlook

Presented by Dr. David Ripplinger

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Could the Farm and Ranch Financial Outlook Actually Improve During a Pandemic?

Presented by Dr. Bryon Parman

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Livestock Price Situation and Outlook

Presented by Dr. Tim Petry

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China, COVID and Confusion: 2020/21 Crop Market Outlook

Presented by Dr. Frayne Olson

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Panelists

Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D.

Jeremy Jackson is the director of the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and a professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He researches public choice and the political economy, economic freedom, happiness and well-being, and philanthropy and nonprofits. He developed the North Dakota Forecast Model, which is used to publish a quarterly Economic Outlook report.

Email: jeremy.jackson@ndsu.edu 

Ryan Yonk, Ph.D.

Ryan Yonk is the Undergraduate Program Director for the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and a lecturer of economics in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He researches the intersection of public policy, economics, and politics to identify how policy can be better crafted to achieve greater individual autonomy and prosperity.

Email: ryan.yonk@ndsu.edu 

David Ripplinger, Ph.D.

David Ripplinger is the director of the Bioenergy and Products Innovation Center, a bioproducts and bioenergy economics specialist with NDSU Extension, and an associate professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He conducts economic and environmental research and provides support to farmers, entrepreneurs, established businesses, and policy makers. His research interests include oil, gas, coal, ethanol, bioenergy and bioproducts, renewable energy, and business development.

Email: david.ripplinger@ndsu.edu 

Bryon Parman, Ph.D.

Bryon Parman is an agricultural finance specialist with NDSU Extension and an assistant professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He identifies financial issues faced by North Dakota farmers and livestock producers and works to develop programs that help keep North Dakota agriculture financially healthy. 

Email: bryon.parman@ndsu.edu 

Tim Petry, Ph.D.

Tim Petry is a livestock economist with NDSU Extension and a former instructor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He researches livestock marketing, farm business management, livestock prices, price risk management, and livestock enterprise budgets. 

Email: tim.petry@ndsu.edu 

Frayne Olson, Ph.D.

Frayne Olson is a crops economist with NDSU Extension and an associate professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He researches crop marketing, price risk management, crop insurance, and cooperatives. 

Email: frayne.olson@ndsu.edu 

 

 

 

 

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