The Swanson family was honored as Cyclone Family of the Year during Cyclone Family Weekend.
Members and friends of the Department of Economics celebrated Professor John Miranowski's retirement with a reception in Heady on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.
Bruce Babcock, professor, spoke with Ben Kieffer, River to River, about where the presidential candidates stand on the issues relevant to food and farm policy.
The university will again support a partial semester break closing from Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/10/06/break
Dr. Wendong Zhang is administering the 2016 ISU Iowa Land Value Survey. This survey will be sent out to farm managers, appraisers, brokers, ag lenders and other agricultural professionals via paper and online for participation from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016.
Feng, Xiaoguang and Hayes, D.J. (2016), “Diversifying systemic risk in agriculture”
This call for proposals is relevant to:
Otavio Baralotti, “Revising the Effects of Unemployment Insurance Extensions on Unemployment: A Measurement Error-Corrected Regression Discontinuity Approach”
360 Heady Hall
David Swenson, associate scientist, replied to several media requests recently:
Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about Amazon hiring more people for the Christmas holidays and what that might portend for main street business.
The CALS Technology Advancement Committee (TAC) invites proposals from faculty, staff, and students that benefits student learning in the college. Projects funded must spend the funds by June, 30, 2017 and submit 1-2 page report explaining the outcome of the project to the TAC Chair.
Proposals are due 1pm on Nov. 7, 2016. Send proposals to Gaylan Scofield, TAC Chair, 0004 Curtiss Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org .
The National Science Foundation has generously funded two nights of hotel and living expenses for twenty graduate students attending the meeting of the NBER project on the Economics of Digitization Mar. 1-3, 2017 at Stanford University. On Mar. 1 and 2, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students to overviews of this young frontier area of research and provide graduate students face-to-face time with research leaders.
The deadline for submission is midnight, EST on Nov. 18, 2016.
John Crespi, professor, is one of the researchers who recently won $450,000 in the third round of funding from the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research. The award will support big-data studies of brain diseases.
Catherine Hayes, senior in agricultural business, is part of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s 2016 Next Generation Program.
Tufts University is offering a new PhD program in Human Developmental Economics.
This interdisciplinary doctoral program is offered by the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development (CSHD) and the Department of Economics. It aims to better understand human development through the study of cultural, social, emotional, economic and behavioral interactions as they contribute to socialization and decision making.
Specialty Crop Research Intiative
Pre-application deadline: Nov. 15, 2016
Standard Research and Extension Projects - Normally will not exceed $1,000,000 per year up to four years. Requests less than $250,000 per project are discouraged. Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAPs) - $2 million per year up to four years. Research and Extension Planning Projects - $50,000 for one year.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked to Asma Khalid, NPR political reporter, about Iowa’s demographic and economic characteristics, especially among white, lower educated workers, that make it appear to not favor Clinton as much as it did Obama.
Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was invited to give a lecture at the School of Management and Economics at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu, China on Sep.
Mark Edelman, professor, co-authored a column with Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State, titled "Trade Myths and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Strategy." It is the second of a series of invited columns for Agri-Pulse Point-Counterpoint on trade.