Peer mentors recognized

March 29, 2017

2016-2017 Peer Mentors Team

Members of the 2016-2017 Peer Mentor Team were recognized on Peer Mentor Appreciation Day, March 29th, with a come-and-go breakfast hosted at various locations, giveaways, and prizes.

Swenson interviews

March 27, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Matthew Patane, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about what constitutes full employment and what that would mean for the Iowa economy, and Trent Rice, the Trent Rice Show on KASI, about the wave of legacy retail store closings and what that means for the economy.

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Zhangs welcome baby girl

March 20, 2017

Lillian Yutong ZhangLillian Yutong Zhang was born on Saturday, March 18, at 10 pm at Mary Greeley Hospital.

Said Wendong, "We are all doing great. Wei did it all without any epidural, and Lucy the baby sister is also happy and excited, especially after receiving several presents 'from the newborn'. Lillian weighed 6lb 13.5oz and has a length of 19.5 inches. Normal and healthy! Her middle name Yutong is two Chinese characters: Yu means rain and Tong means red sun."

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Swenson interviewed

March 20, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist,  was interviewed last week by:

Trent Rice on KASI’s Trent Rice Show to discuss general economic issues and legislation affecting Iowa workers.

Dave Elbert, the Business Record, about the Revenue Estimating Conference and the downward revisions in state revenues.

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Hayes responds to Navarro's dire warning

March 13, 2017

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a story on NPR's All Things Considered, about comments from the head of the president's National Trade Council, Peter Navarro. Speaking at an economics conference in Washington, DC, last week, Navarro expressed concern about foreign companies buying up U.S.


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