David Swenson, associate scientist, gave a presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago conference on The Downturn in Agriculture: Implications for the Midwest and the Future of Farming on Nov. 29, 2016.
You are invited to celebrate the joys of the holidays at the Department of Economics Holiday Party on Tues., December 6th.
The festivities will take place in 368A Heady, starting at noon and lasting until 2:00 p.m. Come one, come all!
The following classrooms have been scheduled to be used as study rooms during Dead Week, Dec. 5-9, from 5:10 -11 p.m. These classrooms are for studying during that week only, on a drop-in basis. Most of the rooms will hold 30+. There is a total of 10 classrooms:
- Black 1028
- Black 1034
- Carver 0002
- Carver 0202
- Food Sc 2311
- Food Sc 2319
- Heady 0160
- Heady 0162
- Town 0250
- Town 0270
Integrating Environment and Health
Jan. 24-26, 2017
Poster submission deadline: Dec. 5, 2016
If you are a student or recent graduate who is interested in working at OPM, we have a variety of opportunities for you. OPM has developed a new initiative called Pathways to recruit America's students and recent graduates to rewarding careers in Federal public service. Launched by an Executive Order in December 2010, the Pathways Programs allows students or recent graduates like you to gain experience in the Federal government.
School of Business and the Department of Economics
We are especially looking for candidates in the field of International Economics, International Finance, and Regional Economic Integration. Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant field by the beginning of employment.
Interviews will be held at the ASSA annual meeting in Chicago on Jan. 6-8, 2017.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
OSPA will be closed during winter break from December 23th, 2016 through January 2rd, 2017.
Dean and Wyoming Excellence Chair
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
Application deadline: Jan. 6, 2017
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and farm management specialist, spoke with Von Ketelsen from KCIM 1380 AM and KICK 106.7 FM about Iowa farmland value trends and the upcoming press conference on Dec. 13, 2016.
Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants are intended to support the initial stages of innovative, high-risk and high-reward projects that have an interdisciplinary focus and have strong potential for external (competitive) funding. These stages may include performing preliminary work and facilitating collaboration. It is expected that a competitive proposal for a sizable project will be submitted to an external funding agency within a year of the completion of the Research Seed Grant period.
This program funds larger interdisciplinary research groups for up to 3 years. Groups are expected to define an integrated interdisciplinary research effort distinguished by intellectual excellence and driven by a clear vision of fundamental advances, new discoveries, or technological developments having state, national, and global economic and societal impact. Further, the area of scholarship should likely be such that more than one agency may support the work.
Fifteen Iowa college freshmen majoring in agricultural business have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships through a collaboration with Landus Cooperative and the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Economics.
Grad Student Research Conference in Business and Economics
May 25-26, 2017
Abstract deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
The Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program will offer awards to support the initial stages of new interdisciplinary research that has strong potential to attract external funding. Funding is provided by President Leath and a gift from Mary G. Miller to create an endowment honoring her mother, Mary N. Miller.
Tenure-eligible faculty, senior lecturers, and senior clinicians at all stages of their career can apply for the 2-year, $30,000-$50,000 per-year awards.
Understanding Productivity Growth in Agriculture
May 11-12, 2017
To be considered for inclusion on the program, papers must be uploaded by Dec 31, 2016 to the following site:
Research Economists in the areas of macro, monetary, financial, international economics
Application deadline: Nov. 27, 2016
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, arranged for a delegation from DuPont Pioneer China to visit Key Cooperative to learn about the cooperative business model, capitalization, and member use of the cooperative.
The following are details for all faculty members who may be planning to use the ISU online testing center during Spring 2017 but who have not yet registered their courses or examination information.
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the economics office hours for next week will be:
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about prospects for holiday shopping in Iowa.
He also did an interview with Pat Brink, news director at KYOU-TV in Ottumwa, about holiday shopping and the prospects for nonmetropolitan trade centers like Ottumwa.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, delivered the keynote address, "Economies as Constructively Rational Games: Oh, the Places We Could Go!" at Duke Forest Conference, Durham, NC, November 11-13, 2016.