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Deiter gives AFWA presentation

October 20, 2017

Ronald DeiterRon Deiter, professor, gave an invited presentation entitled “Some Numbers From Collegiate Sports That Economists & Accountants Should Find Interesting & Maybe Entertaining” to the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), Ankeny, IA, Oct. 18, 2017.

NBER Digitization Tutorial applications now open

October 12, 2017

The NBER project on the Economics of Digitization will hold a meeting from noon Feb. 28, 2018 through the end of day on March 2, 2017. On February 28 and March 1, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students.

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Flu shots now available

October 11, 2017

Just a friendly reminder to get your flu vaccine through the Flu Shot Clinic going on now. It’s convenient, it’s quick, and it’s free!

Mon.– Fri., Oct. 20
9 am – 4 pm 
Room 205 TASF (Technical and Administrative Services Facility)

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Harl on NPR about federal estate tax repeal

October 11, 2017

Neil HarlDr. Neil E. Harl was interviewed on NPR Oct. 10 on the wisdom of repealing the federal estate tax. Under current rules, a couple owning less than $11,000,000 in assets can escape the tax completely. Those owning more are taxed on a scale up to a 40 percent rate. As would be expected, the super wealthy favor repeal.

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University of Maryland

October 10, 2017

Faculty, tenured/tenure-track
AGNR-Agricultural and Resource Economics
College Park, MD
Application deadline: Dec. 9, 2017

All candidates must apply online to both
1) https://ejobs.umd.edu
Upload CV (PDF) and list of three references.

and

2)  https://econjobmarket.org.
Submit research paper, statement of research and teaching interests, 3 letters of recommendation.

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Office of the Chief Economist

October 5, 2017

Two GS-14/15 Agricultural Economist positions:

Agricultural Economist (Senior Economist – Agricultural Policy), GS-0110-14/15 position has been posted as AG-OCE-2017-0169: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480953200

Agricultural Economist (Senior Economist – Agricultural Trade), GS-0110-14/15 position has been posted as AG-OCE-2017-0170: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480954400

Application deadline: Oct. 13, 2017

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Iowa Community Capital receives CDFI grant

October 4, 2017

On Sept. 19, 2017, the U.S. Treasury announced 2017 Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund Awards which included an $80,580 Technical Assistance grant for Iowa Community Capital (ICC) to explore new financial products and new markets in serving target low-income populations in Iowa and collaborating states.  

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