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Dr. William Wilson

Dr. William Wilson


Dr. William W. Wilson is a Distinguished Professor and the CHS Endowed Chair in Risk and Trading at North Dakota State University in Agribusiness and Applied Economics with periodic sabbaticals at Stanford University. He is recognized as one of the top Agricultural Economists in the world; he was recently named one of the top 1% of agricultural economists by RePEc (Research Papers in Economics). Dr. Wilson focuses on risk and strategy in agriculture and agribusiness, with a focus on agtechnology development and commercialization, procurement, transportation and logistics, international marketing and competition.

Dr. Wilson has a strong international presence: he is a visiting scholar and Ph.D. advisor at Melbourne University and globally advises major agribusiness firms, railroads, food and beverage companies and/or governments. He led a project for the United States on privatization of the grain marketing system in Russia in the early 1990’s. He currently has projects and/or clients in the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, Argentina and Australia. Dr. Wilson served as a Board member of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange for 12 years, on the FGIS Advisory Board, and currently serves on numerous private agtechnology and venture capital boards. At NDSU, Dr. Wilson created the NDSU Commodity Trading Room, a state-of-art facility for teaching and research in commodity marketing, logistics and trading. His students are in senior positions in the large agribusinesses including commodity companies, railroads and food and beverage companies.

Dr. Wilson received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba.