Plastina gives presentation

January 25, 2017

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made a presentation Jan. 19th on “Managing Margins in 2017” at the 12th Farming for the Future Conference, organized by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. The meeting was held at the Quality Inn hotel in Ames with about 100 people attending.

Alumnus Phaneuf publishes textbook

January 19, 2017

Dr. Daniel J. PhaneufDaniel Phaneuf ('97 Ph.D. economics), Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with Till Requate, has published a graduate textbook, A Course in Environmental Economics - Theory, Policy, and Practice, by Cambridge University Press.

Blue recycling bins

January 19, 2017

Waste Management has asked that plastic garbage bags NOT be placed in the big blue recycling bins in Heady Hall. When these bins contain plastic bags, the bin contents are considered trash and will not be accepted for recycling.

Currently Waste Management drivers have to do their best to dig through the loads and remove the plastic bags. So, with everyone's help, keeping bags out of the bins in the first place will help the entire process stay efficient and timely.

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University of St. Thomas (MN)

January 19, 2017

Assistant Professor
St. Paul, MN

Candidates with a concentration in healthcare, environmental economics, or applied econometrics are especially encouraged to apply. 
Review of applications will start on Jan. 30 and will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Idaho

January 19, 2017

Assistant Professors, 4-positions


  • Assistant Professor in Thermal-fluid sciences
  • Assistant Professor in Integrated Water Resources
  • Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics
  • Assistant Professor in Watershed Nutrient Management

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International Fund for Ag Development

January 17, 2017

Research and Impact Assessment Division

Post-doc (2 positions)
Research assistant (3-4 positions)

The positions will focus on empirical analysis of microeconomic data from developing countries—impact evaluation data and LSMS/household data. Experience in conducting field work is a plus as is the ability to work in French or Spanish.

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MLK Jr. holiday is Jan. 16

January 12, 2017

The Economics administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed and classes will not meet on Monday, Jan. 16, to observe the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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Faculty Activity Reporting

January 11, 2017

The three Regent universities are participating in a study of faculty activity. All faculty members at the three universities will be asked to complete an online reporting form describing how they spend their work time during a randomly assigned one-week period during the semester. This information (which will be reported in the aggregate only to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa) will help the universities educate external constituencies about the wide range of important activities that comprise faculty responsibilities. 

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