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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.

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)

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.

October 11, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed on IPR's Morning Edition about how rescinding DACA would affect Iowa's economy.

October 11, 2017

Economics of Digitization 
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy,  Research at Stanford University
March 2, 2018

Appropriate topics include:

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.

October 10, 2017

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed Oct. 10, 2017 by the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network about his report on ARC and PLC payments in Iowa. Read the report.

October 05, 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

October 05, 2017

Crop Insurance and Risk Management Analyst
Ithaca, NY
More information

October 04, 2017

Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeOn 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.  

October 04, 2017

Faculty:

This is the current information regarding course material adoption for Spring 2018 as it relates to the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Please consider the attached items about this policy and consider it as you prepare for spring 2018.

Please note Course Material Adoption Deadline is Oct. 6, 2017.

Faculty Info Course Materials

October 02, 2017

Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor did several recent interviews:

October 02, 2017

Director of the Research and Impact Assessment Division
Application deadline: Oct. 12, 2017
More information

October 02, 2017

Assistant Professor position in Agricultural Economics
Storrs, CT
Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2017
More information

September 28, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a presentation on a panel at the 2017 Iowa Ideas Conference in Cedar Rapids Sept. 22, 2017. The issues discussed were the barriers and opportunities for beginning farmers to get started in farming.

September 28, 2017

Science Resources Analyst
The incumbent is part of the Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) Program within NCSES
Alexandria, VA
Application deadline: Oct. 10, 2017
More information

September 28, 2017

Several openings posted on the AAEA Job Board for experienced and new Ph.D.s and M.S. graduates.

https://aaea.execinc.com/edibo/JobBoard

September 27, 2017

Joe KernsJoe Kerns ('86 ag business) risk management consultant and president of Kerns and Associates, will present the 2017 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 5 at Iowa State University.

September 27, 2017

Several members of CARD were quoted in an Iowa State Daily article about the potential effects on US agriculture in the case of cessation of US trade with China.

“Ceasing trade with China would have a major short-term impact on agricultural markets. China is one of our top two markets, going back and forth with Canada, with a rough value of $20 billion per year in ag trade,” Hart said.

September 27, 2017

Mark EdelmanThe Business Record reports that last week Senator Grassley's office informed Mark Edelman, professor, that the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration has approved a Seed Fund Support Grant for $300,000 over 3 years to support the $600,000 project called the Iowa Rural Equity Project.

September 26, 2017

Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was quoted in an article in the September 22, 2017 U.S. News & World Report.

"Limos Not Tractors," focuses on the repeal of the Federal Estate tax. (Harl is opposed to the repeal for several reasons and has been widely quoted on the issue.)

September 26, 2017

Dr. Junjie Sun ('06 PhD economics) was recently promoted to Deputy Directory of the Market Risk Analysis Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within the US Department of the Treasury.

September 26, 2017

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, gave an invited presentation, "Agent-Based Modeling Tools for Electric Power Market Design: Implications for Macro/Financial Policy."

September 26, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed in a story in Iowa Farmer Today about how local farm co-ops deal with a weak ag economy.

September 26, 2017

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was quoted in an article in Gazette Iowa Ideas on how immigrants to Iowa account for more than 40 percent of the state's population growth.

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