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January 17, 2017

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, with Chris R. Rehmann, Diego S. Cardoso, Yu Jie, and William J.

January 17, 2017

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story in Successful Farming at Agriculture.com on projected profits for spring hog markets.

January 12, 2017

Joshua Nehring, James Leonard, Trent TaglauerThree students in Keri Jacobs' Econ 332 Cooperatives class were recently honored with a $500 scholarship from Heartland Cooperative.

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.

January 12, 2017

Gamma Sigma Delta Award Applications and Membership Nominations are due March 24, 2017. Updated forms are now available on the Gamma Sigma Delta website.
Awards to Don Beitz, 313 Kildee, dcbeitz@iatate.edu
Membership to Barb Clawson, 107 Hort Hall, bclawson@iastate.edu

Gamma Sigma Delta Initiation is set for April 20, 2017 in 0127 Curtiss Hall.

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. 

January 11, 2017

Gaurav Arora, Jeri Prescott, Yang HeOn Jan. 10, 2017, Jeri Prescott presented the James R. Prescott Scholarship in Economics to graduate students Gaurav Arora and Yang He at a reception in Heady Hall.
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January 10, 2017

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a cover story in the January 2017 Iowa Banking magazine about the 2016 Iowa Land Values Survey.

January 10, 2017

Dr. Helen JensenHelen Jensen, professor, was one of two Iowa State University professors who were involved in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee,

January 09, 2017

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was interviewed by Ben Kiefer on Iowa Public Radio's River to River. The discussion was on Eathington's analysis of migration into and out of Iowa, based on census data and At

January 09, 2017

David Swenson, associate scientist, appeared on the Dec. 30 edition of Iowa Public Television’s Market to Market.

January 09, 2017

Calls For Application are open for Health Policy Research Scholars, a national leadership development program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Over the course of the four- to five-year program, scholars will:

January 05, 2017

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was featured in the first issue of the ISU Extension and Outreach Ag & Natural Resources Staff Spotlight this January. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/ag/wendong-zhang

January 05, 2017

Dr. Rajesh Singh, Dr. Quinn WeningerRajesh Singh, associate professor, and Quinn Weninger, professor, published an update to their working paper #14008, titled "Cap and trade under transactions costs and factor irreversibility" to be published soon in the journal, Economic Theory.

January 05, 2017

Tenured Department Chair, Agribusiness and Food Industry Management (ABM)/Agriculture Science (AGS) Department
Associate or Full Professor
Pomona, CA
Start date: Fall, 2017
More information
 

January 03, 2017

For travel expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2017, the default rate will be 26.75 cents/mile, a decrease from 27 cents/mile. The default mileage reimbursement rate is calculated at 50% of the full IRS rate and is applicable for trips of more than 100 miles if the traveler chooses to use a personal vehicle when a vehicle is available from Transportation Services. 

The 2017 full IRS rate is decreasing to 53.5 cents/mile, from the current 2016 rate of 54 cents/mile.  

January 03, 2017

Dr. Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was quoted in the lead paragraphs of London Financial Times, "Republicans Seek to Put Estate Tax Out to Pasture," Dec. 29, 2016.

January 03, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press program on December 30th. Swenson discussed the economic outlook for 2017.

December 21, 2016

Dr. Sean FoxSean Fox (Ph.D. ag bus '94) has been named the next head of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

December 21, 2016

Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2017
PhD program begins Aug. 2017

Ph.D. Research Assistantships in Agricultural Production, Marketing, and Agribusiness
More information

Ph.D. Research Assistantships in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
More information

December 21, 2016

$5 Million in Funds for Smart Technology Innovations in Agriculture 
for research to strengthen the science behind the next generation of internet-connected agricultural implements and resources through the Cyber Physical Systems program. Funding for this program is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2017
More information

December 19, 2016

Department faculty and staff:

As many of you know, the university is reviewing our needs with respect to learning management systems and will be soliciting feedback from users before selecting a new system. If anyone wishes to follow this process or has feedback and advice to contribute, please visit https://www.lms.iastate.edu.

December 19, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed on December 16 by Barney Jopson with the Financial Times, Washington, D.C. on consequences of a repeal of the Federal Estate Tax.

December 19, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, taped a segment with Andy Peterson, WMT Radio, about consumer sentiment and holiday shopping prospects this year.

December 15, 2016

The Economics administrative office hours for 260-266 and 174 Heady Hall will be:

Dec. 19-22, 7:30-4
Dec. 23-Jan. 2, 2017, CLOSED
Jan. 3-6, 7:30-4

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