The CID seeks to foster knowledge transfer between academics and practitioners by publishing:
- Scholarly research digest articles;
- Practitioner insights and interviews;
- Articles on economic history; and
- Book reviews.
Contributors to the CID include: (a) Scholars seeking to enhance the impact of their research by delving into the practical implications of their theoretical or empirical studies; (b) Consultants reporting on challenges faced by commodity market participants; and (c) Industry economists providing analyses on their areas of market expertise.
The CID is a successor publication to the legacy Global Commodities Applied Research Digest (GCARD).