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An N.Q. Cao

Researcher and Doctoral Student

Chair of Economic and Agricultural Policy

Nußallee 21
D-53115 Bonn

Phone: +49-228-73 3140
Fax: +49-228-73 4693
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Research interest:

  • Agricultural commodity markets
  • Information flows and market expectations
  • Economic effects of weather
  • Structural time-series models
  • Spatio-temporal machine learning applications in agricultural economics

PhD Project:

Weather effects on price expectations in agricultural commodity markets

Teaching:

AFECO MSc course Microeconomics: Instructor (2020-present), Selected lectures and assignment supervision (2016-2019)

AFECO MSc course Advanced Applied Econometrics: Instructor (2021-present), Selected lectures and lab exercise supervision (2017-2020)

Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics’ block course Advanced Applied Econometrics – Limited Dependent Variables: Lab exercise supervision (2019-2021)

AFEPA summer school “Learning policy impacts from data: applied econometrics of causal inference”: Lab exercise supervision (2021)

AFEPA summer school “Machine Learning techniques in agricultural, food and environmental policy analysis”: Lab exercise supervision (2020)

Academic education:

11/2017 - Present: PhD student at Chair of Economic and Agricultural Policy, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
10/2019 – Present: Regular visiting scholar at College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10/2015 – 09/2017: Graduate student in Agricultural and Food Economics (AFECO), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Degree:Master of Science (M.Sc.)
09/2007 – 08/2011: Undergraduate student in Banking and Finance, Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Degree: Bachelor

Employments

Since 11/2017: Research Assistant, Chair of Economic and Agricultural Policy, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
08/2016 – 11/2017: Student Assistant, Chair of Economic and Agricultural Policy, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
10/2015 – 05/2016: Practical internship, Bioland-Gut Höfferhof, Much, Germany
04/2015 – 09/2015: Housing Finance Officer, Habitat for Humanity International Viet Nam
09/2013 – 11/2014: Project Officer, Marie Stopes International Viet Nam, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
10/2012 – 09/2013: Finance Officer, Nam Viet Oil Refinery and Petrochemicals JSC., Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
01/2011 – 04/2011: Intern, Vietcombank, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
08/2010 – 10/2010: Intern, ANZ Bank Viet Nam, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
01/2008 – 03/2008: Market Research Assistant, Consumer Behaviour & Insight, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Publications and conference contributions:

Publication:

Cao, A.N.Q., Robe, M. A. (2022): Market uncertainty and sentiment around USDA announcements, Journal of Futures Markets 42(2): pages 250-275.

 

Working Papers:

Cao, A.N.Q., Gebrekidan, B.H., Heckelei, T., Robe, M.A. (2022): County-level USDA Crop Progress and Condition data, machine learning, and commodity market surprises.

Cao, A.N.Q., Robe, M.A. (2022): Food-sector Company stocks: should investors watch for USDA Announcement?

Cao, A.N.Q., Grosche, S.C, Heckelei, T. (2020): Financial and commodity-specific expectations in soybean futures markets.

 

Conference Presentations:

Cao, A.N.Q., Gebrekidan, B.H., Heckelei, T., Robe, M.A. (2022): County-level USDA Crop Progress and Condition data, machine learning, and commodity market surprises,, selected paper presented at the 2022 NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting and Market Risk Management, April 25-26, 2022, St. Louis.

Cao, A.N.Q., Ionici, O., Robe, M. A. (2022): Food-Sector Company Stocks: Should Investors Watch out for USDA Announcements?, selected paper presented at the 2022 NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting and Market Risk Management, April 25-26, 2022, St. Louis.

Cao, A.N.Q., Robe, M. A. (2021): Market uncertainty and sentiment around USDA announcements, organized session presented at the XVI EAAE Virtual Congress, July 20-23, 2021, Virtual.

Cao, A.N.Q., Robe, M. A. (2021): Market uncertainty and sentiment around USDA announcements, selected paper presented at the 17th APAD Conference, July 12-13, 2021, Virtual.

Cao, A.N.Q., Robe, M. A. (2021): Market uncertainty and sentiment around USDA announcements, selected paper presented at the CEMA2020: Commodity and Energy Markets Conference, June 17-18, 2021, Virtual.

Cao, A.N.Q., Robe, M. A. (2020): Market uncertainty and sentiment around USDA announcements, selected paper presented at the AAEA Annual Meeting, August 10-11, 2020, Virtual.

Cao, A. N., Grosche, S. (2018): Financial and commodity-specific expectations in soybean futures market, selected paper presented at the ICAE 30th Conference, July 28 – August 2, 2018, Vancouver (Canada).

 

Last updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2022