Joseph Janzen, Ph.D.

Joseph Janzen, Ph.D.

About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University. My research addresses price and trading dynamics in agricultural commodity markets. Some of my recent projects include commodity price shock identification, commodity futures market microstructure and the location of price discovery in world wheat markets, and the influence of international food aid procurement in pulse crop markets. Prior to my doctoral studies, I farmed with my father and brother, growing wheat, canola, oats, and soybeans at St Francois Xavier, Manitoba, Canada. 

Research Interests

Commodity Futures Markets, Agricultural Finance, Applied Time-Series Econometrics, Industrial Organization.


Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2013, University of California, Davis.

M.Sc., Agricultural Economics, 2008, University of Manitoba

B.Sc., Agribusiness, 2004, University of Manitoba