Principles of Commodity Economics and Finance

Principles of Commodity Economics and Finance


Principles of Commodity Economics and Finance is a rigorous but practical introduction to the economic, financial, and political principles underlying commodity markets. It bridges the gap, striking a balance between theory and practice. The book can be used by graduate students in economics, finance, and public policy, or as a conceptual reference for practitioners. After an introduction to basic concepts and a review of the various types of commodities—energy, metals, agricultural products—the book delves into the economic and financial dynamics of commodity markets, with a particular focus on energy.

"Students of and practitioners in global commodities markets are indeed fortunate that Daniel Ahn's towering and wide-ranging expertise and thought leadership are now accessible through Principles of Commodity Economics and Finance. This book superbly reflects Dr. Ahn's rigorous yet practical mastery of commodity market dynamics and will become a bedrock source of knowledge and insight for years and decades to come."

Robert McNally, President, Rapidan Energy Group; former Senior Director for energy, White House National Security Council