MCB-51403 Capita Selecta. Commodity Futures & Options

Always wondered about what is happening at the trading floor of exchanges like the ones in Amsterdam, London and Chicago? Wondered about how (agribusiness) companies manage their risks using commodity futures and options? Wondered about how it would be if you were trading commodity futures in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris?

The Marketing & Consumer Behavior Group organizes a unique course that will introduce students to commodity futures and options markets. Students will develop an understanding of the markets and how they work, gain knowledge about the theory behind futures and options markets, identify their economic functions, and develop an analytical capability to evaluate their economic usefulness. This course is taught by Professor Joost M.E. Pennings (Marketing & Consumer Behavior Group, Wageningen University). There are only 40 seats available. If you are interested in taking this course (3 Credits) please register with Ellen Vossen at MCB (room 5029, De Leeuwenborch, e-mail:, tel. 0317-483385). You can also pick up the materials here. Lectures are on 24 and 31 March and 7, 21 and 28 April (period 5) in room C78 of the Leeuwenborch. Times are 10.30-12.15 hrs.

Syllabus MCB 51403 Capita Selecta: