CSU, Chico

Kishore Joseph

Kishore Joseph

Assistant Professor

Kishore Joseph

Office: Plumas 219

Campus Zip: 310

Phone: 530-898-5723

FAX: 530-898-5845

E-mail Address: kjoseph5@csuchico.edu 

Personal Info: 

Dr. Kishore Joseph earned his PhD in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where his work focused on commodity futures markets. He holds a Master of Science degree in Agribusiness Economics and a Master of Business Administration with an elective in finance from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Joseph is originally from India, where he earned a Master’s degree in Agribusiness Management with a specialization in marketing from Archarya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University and a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Kerala Agricultural University.

Dr. Joseph’s research and professional interests include agricultural marketing, agribusiness management, commodity price analysis, futures markets, and risk management. He approaches teaching with a broad array of private industry experience. He managed sales for a multinational seed company in India and has completed internships with brokerage and trading firms in the United States. 

Courses Taught:

ABUS 300: Agricultural Business Competition

ABUS 390: World Food and Hunger

ABUS 311: Agricultural Markets and Pricing

ABUS 415: Agricultural Price Analysis

ABUS 421: Advanced Agribusiness Management

ABUS 435: Commodity Futures and Option Markets


Research Papers:

Joseph, K. and P. Garcia. “Intraday Market Effects in Electronic Soybean Futures Market during Non-Trading and Trading Hour Announcements.” (Working paper, 2015)

Joseph, K., P. Garcia, and P.E. Peterson. “Does the Boxed Beef Price Ever Lead the Live Cattle Futures Price?” (Working paper, 2015)

Joseph, K., S.H. Irwin, and P. Garcia. “Commodity Storage under Backwardation: Does the Working Curve Still Work?” (AEPP: Forthcoming)


Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting and Market Risk Management (NCCC-134), St. Louis, Missouri. “Price Discovery in the U.S. Fed Cattle Market" (with Philip Garcia and Paul E. Peterson), April 2013.

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. “Commodity Storage Under Backwardation: Does the Working Curve Still Work?" (with Scott H. Irwin and Philip Garcia), July 2011.