Economists' open letter on immigration to White House, Congress

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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Harl addresses Committee on Ag

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.

The Forest Trust

April 10, 2017

The Forest Trust (TFT) has a summer internship opportunity at their Seattle office for graduate students in agriculture and environment related programs. This position will support our evolving work on advancing transformation in global soy supply chains, and it will focus on environmental and social issues in soy production in Canada and the US.

The position will have a limited stipend, so students are encouraged to find matching funding if possible.

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NBER Call for research proposals

April 5, 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:


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