Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dr. Etienne received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2013, and joined the Division of Resource Management in August 2014. Dr. Etienne’s research interests include commodity marketing, applied price analysis, forecasting, risk management, and policy analysis. Her on-going research applies advanced econometric methods to address a number of issues related to agricultural and energy economics, including:
- Impact of financial speculations
- Price discovery in commodity markets
- Inter-market volatility linkages and spillovers
- Regional price integrations
- Market performance and efficiency
- Price drivers and forecasting in volatile time of periods
- Technology efficiency.
- Etienne, X.L. A. Trujillo-Barrera, and L.A. Hoffman. “Volatility Spillover and Time-Varying Conditional Correlation between DDGS, Corn, and Soybean Meal Markets.” Forthcoming in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.
- Etienne, X.L. “Irrational Exuberance in the Chinese Iron Ore Market?” Forthcoming in Applied Economics Letters.
- Etienne, X.L., M.L. Mallory, and S.H. Irwin. “Estimating the Cost of Pre-Harvest Forward Contracting Corn and Soybeans in Illinois Before and After 2007.” Forthcoming in Agribusiness: An International Journal.
- Etienne, X.L., S.H. Irwin, and P. Garcia. 2017. “New Evidence That Index Traders Did Not Drive Bubbles in Grain Futures Markets.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 42(1): 45-67.
- Etienne, X.L., A. Trujillo-Barrera, and S. Wiggins. 2016. “Price and Volatility Transmissions between Natural Gas, Fertilizer, and Corn Markets.” Agricultural Finance Review 76(1): 151-171.