Interview by Hilary Till, Contributing Editor, Global Commodities Applied Research Digest
In the Summer 2018 issue of the GCARD, we are delighted to interview Dr. James Hamilton, Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego and Co-Chair of the JPMCC’s Research Council. Professor Hamilton also serves as the JPMCC’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow. In this issue’s interview, Professor Hamilton explains what originally spurred his interest in the impact of oil price increases on the economy, followed by what he currently sees as important research issues. He also touches upon what encouraged him to become involved with the JPMCC and its Research Council, noting some of his goals for the Research Council and its international commodity symposia. The interview concludes with Professor Hamilton discussing both the potential impact the JPMCC could have on the commodity industry and his recommendations for future topics in the GCARD.