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January 22, 2018

Dr. Edward BalistreriEdward Balistreri, associate professor, had his paper "Carbon Policy and the Structure of Global Trade" with Christoph Bohringer and Thomas F. Rutherford, published in the journal The World Economy.

January 18, 2018

Economics Faculty Note: Changes the Dean of Students Office implemented in the fall 2017. This information relates to when they are communicating for students in emergency situations and/or when they’ve experienced a temporary injury that may impact participation in their coursework.

January 18, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a story in AgWeb on how present U.S. policies could reduce growing pork exports.

January 18, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in an Ottumwa Courier story on how the lack of exports is affecting farm soybean prices.

January 17, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was the subject of a recent article in Farm Journal's PORK.

January 17, 2018

BRIDGING the DIVIDE: An experimental interdisciplinary research seed program to holistically address wicked problems through new integrative collaborations among researchers in DESIGN, ARTS & HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCE and STEM disciplines.

Spring 2018 Call for Proposals, due March 15

January 17, 2018

Now that the spring semester is underway, we wanted to remind you that Iowa State University is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers, and the Institutional Membership provides all grad students, post-docs, and faculty with access to NCFDD’s member resources.

As an Institutional Member, you have access to the following resources at no cost to you:

January 17, 2018

The Honors Program seeks proposals for Honors Seminars to be offered in Fall 2018. These are 1- or 2-credit courses, graded Satisfactory/Fail, that explore various topics of current or special interest. Enrollment usually limited to 17, and a grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development of the instructor(s). 

January 17, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had multiple recent media interviews:

January 11, 2018

The National Bureau of Economic Research's Summer Institute is a three-week gathering of applied economists that takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts during July each year. All NBER research programs sponsor meetings during the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute typically includes a number of relatively informal meetings that bring together researchers working on a narrowly-focused topic. Each December, the NBER issues a call for papers in connection with the upcoming Summer Institute.
Abstract deadline: March 19, 2018

January 11, 2018

Iowa State classes will not meet and the economics department offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, to observe the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

January 11, 2018

Gabriel LadeGabriel Lade, assistant professor, has had his article, "Designing Climate Policy: Lessons from the Renewable Fuel Standard and the Blend Wall," published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 10, 2018

Econ faculty:

Please note that the deadline for the next round of Foreign Travel Grants (covering primarily travel from May 16, 2018 through January 16, 2019) to reach the CALS office is March 19. To ensure adequate time for chair approval please be sure to submit your applications to Joshua no later than March 5.

Foreign Travel Grant Application Rules and Guidelines

January 10, 2018

Ginger Zehui Jiang and Jeri PrescottOn Jan. 9, 2018, Jeri Prescott presented the James R. Prescott Scholarship in Economics to graduate students Ginger Zehui Jiang and Pichittra Prapassornmanu at a reception in Heady Hall.

January 09, 2018

Lee Schulz, Christopher PudenzLee Schulz, assistant professor, had an article published in the Jan. 5, 2018 issue of National Hog Farmer online.

January 09, 2018

Sandell Grant Program
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Dissertation Fellowship Program
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Submission deadline for both programs: Jan. 31, 2018

January 09, 2018

David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media interviews:

Erin Murphy, Lee Enteprises, about his research on whether Iowa has critical skills shortages.

January 04, 2018

Economics Faculty:

A reminder that the process for adding your working papers to the departments working paper series and having it deposited in the ISU Libraries online repository is very simple. From this page in the department web site https://www.econ.iastate.edu/working-papers

January 04, 2018

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor presented at the Women in Ag Leadership conference Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.

January 04, 2018

ISU Livestock Crush Margin appLivestock producers who purchase feeder cattle or weaned pigs plus the feed, and then sell finished animals at a specific point in time, take on a significant amount of both input and output price risk.

January 04, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Clay Masters, Iowa Public Radio, about the influence of farming on overall state total income and on state tax revenues.

December 21, 2017

Happy HolidaysHappy Holidays from Heady Hall!

December 21, 2017

Farm fieldWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a story in Agrimoney about the results from the 2018 ISU Land Value Survey, released in November.

December 19, 2017

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December 18, 2017

Amy BrandauAmy Brandau, academic adviser, and her work with ag business and economics undergrad students, was recently featured in STORIES magazine.

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