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April 17, 2017

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was interviewed by Erin Jordan, The Gazette, about grants to the Economics department from the Koch Foundation.

April 17, 2017

Zhuo (Adam) Chen, Ph.D. 2003, ISU Dept Economics, has recently left the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, for a tenure track Associated Professor position.

April 17, 2017

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed by Mara Hvistendahl, Science magazine about the Chem China-Syngenta deal and possible effects on GM approvals in China.

April 13, 2017

Johua Rosenbloom, Alan BarkemaAlan Barkema ('86 economics) gave the 2017 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 11.

April 13, 2017

Deepak Premkumar, Joe SweeneyTwo department alumni, Deepak Premkumar ('14 economics, global resource systems, mathematics) and Joe Sweeney ('13 ag business), have been named 2017 STATEment Makers by the ISU Alumni Association.

April 13, 2017

An open letter was released April 12, 2017, signed by 1,470 economists, affirming that immigration is good for the American economy. Signatories include six Nobel Laureates and members of the Reagan, GHW Bush, Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama Administrations, as well as leading economists from across the country. Several economists from Iowa State University also participated. 

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April 12, 2017

Dr. Dermot HayesIowa State University has named Dr. Dermot Hayes Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

April 11, 2017

Brandon Hanson, Michael BarrAg Bus juniors, Brandon Hanson, from Iowa Falls, and Michael Barr, Kellogg, are two of the 20 students selected for the 2017-2018 Vermeer International Leadership Program.

April 11, 2017

ISU’s Blackboard license will expire at the end of the year. It will be replaced by Canvas or Desire2Learn. A final decision will be made next month. This is a critically important matter for many faculty, including some in the department.

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For questions or more information, please contact Todd Vens, toddvens@iastate.edu

April 11, 2017

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, gave an off-campus talk, “Wellbeing and Gross National Income Comparisons for OECD Countries,” to the Department of Economics and Finance, University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, TX, on April 7, 2017.

April 11, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was asked to submit an article on consolidation of ag cooperatives for publication in AgriMarketing.

April 11, 2017

 Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC)

April 10, 2017

Dr. Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was invited to address the Committee on Agriculture, United States House of Representatives, on Taxation and Tax Policy, on April 5, rescheduled after a March 15 cancellation. Because of  Mrs. Harl's illness, Dr. Harl submitted his views in writing.

April 10, 2017

The Winter 2017 edition of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development's (CARD) Agricultural Policy Review is now available.
Visit CARD's website.

April 10, 2017

2017 Curtiss League Members of the college’s young alumni initiative, Curtiss League, were on campus Friday, March 31 for their annual kick-off event.

April 10, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, spoke at Texas A&M University’s Master of Agribusiness Symposium on Cooperatives on Friday, March 30th.  She made a presentation titled, “Cooperative Challenges and Pressure on Leadership.”

April 10, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Erin Murphy, reporter for Lee Enterprises, about the source (sources) of Iowa’s current revenue shortfall.

Swenson also spoke to:

April 05, 2017

NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
Deadline:  April 30, 2017

The NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program is seeking proposals for research grants in the areas of Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship and Digitization.

Funding is available for eight grants in total:

April 05, 2017

Ferguson, Roger and Barkema, AlanTwo eminent economists, Roger Ferguson and Alan Barkema, will lecture at Iowa State on Tues., April 11.

April 05, 2017

Melvin Masinde, Gerald Healy, Jacob Gerlach, Yining LuFour economics undergrads presented papers at the Midwest Economics Association 2017 annual meeting on March 31-April 2. 

April 05, 2017

Dr. David WeimanDavid Weiman, Alena Wels Hirschorn '58 Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University, spoke at two events at Iowa State on March 30 and 31.

April 04, 2017

Mengya WangMengyu “Allen” Wang, a third-year student with majors in Aerospace Engineering, Economics, and Mathematics, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar.

April 04, 2017

Thanks to the AAEA Trust, we are able to provide a number of graduate students and young professionals with $200 travel stipends for attending the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting EXECON Post-Conference Workshop in Chicago on Aug. 2, 2017.

April 04, 2017

Iowa State University features in the Top 10 out of 26,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide in 2 subjects. The inaugural subjects ranking by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), publisher of the largest academic ranking of global universities was released on Monday, April 3rd 2017 (at cwur.org/2017/subjects.php).

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