Weekly Announcements for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


  • Hieu Nguyen presents research at state capitol

    Hieu Nguyen, a junior in finance, economics and math, presented his work on marginal tax rates and its implications on housing prices at the state capitol on March 24th.

    The annual event, "Research in the Capitol," was coordinated by the University Honors Program and highlights the importance of research to the undergraduate learning experience. Hieu has been working with his research mentor, Dr. Peter Orazem.   See more at

  • Consortium tries to save the monarch butterfly

    Conservation groups, agricultural interests and researchers are joining to launch a statewide effort aimed at reversing the rapid decline of monarch butterfly populations.

    Efforts are underway with the planting of 10,000 seeds of nine milkweed species in ISU greenhouses. The seedlings will be transplanted into demonstration plots on 13 research farms, where researchers will study how they grow, proliferate and adapt. Researchers also will monitor butterflies in the plots from egg and larvae through adult stages.

    Nick Onken, an Iowa State University student majoring in agricultural business, inspects milkweed seedlings last week at an ISU greenhouse. About 10,000 seedlings of nine different milkweed species will be transplanted into small demonstration plots on 13 ISU research farms as part of research conducted by the newly organized Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium

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  • Friday's Agricultural Economics Workshop/Econ 693 Presentations: Wei Zhou and Yixing Peng

    Wie Zhou: Estimating the Impact of Ethanol on Corn Prices Using the Competitive Storage Model;
    Yixing Peng: Impact of Soil Moisture and Temperature on Corn Yield in the US Midwest
    Friday, March 27, 3:40-5:00 pm, 368A Heady

  • Daniel Oh to speak at Thursday's Econ club

    Daniel Oh, CEO and president of Renewable Energy Group, holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago with concentrations in finance, accounting and strategic management, as well as a B.S. with a concentration in economics from the United States Military Academy. Mr. Oh serves as a director for the Ames Economic Development Commission and will be the speaker at the Econ Club's meeting at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 2, in 360 Heady Hall.

Conferences and Calls for Papers

  • 4th International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Conference

    Las Vegas, Nevada, May 26-29, 2015
    Abstract submission by April 16, 2015
    More information available

  • 2015 International Conference of Prices & Markets

    Toronto, Ontario  Nov. 6-7, 2015
    Paper submission deadline: Sep. 8, 2015
    More information available

Job Opportunities

  • Agribusiness position announcement

    Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, The University of Georgia has an opening for Assistant Professor in Agribusiness
    More information available

Papers and Presentations

  • Recent publication by emeritus professor Neil Harl

    Neil Harl recently had another part of his article "Farm and Ranch Estate (and Business) Planning - Part 2" published in the April, 2015 issue of Estate Planning.