Keri Jacobs, assistant professor was interviewed by Gene Lucht for a Sept. 23rd Iowa Farmer Today story on trends in Iowa's cooperatives, their financial health, and industry outlook.
A shortage of high-skilled jobs is a primary factor driving Iowa’s brain drain, according to a new analysis by Iowa State University researchers.
Each summer since 2007, the NBER has commissioned a set of lectures on econometric methodology as part of their Summer Institute conference. This year, the topic was "Linking Records in Large Administrative Data Sets." Three speakers -- John Abowd from Cornell and the US Census Bureau, Martha Bailey from the University of Michigan, and Joseph Ferrie from Northwestern -- addressed both conceptual issues in matching large data sets, as well as practical issues concerned with the use of decennial Census files and other large household or firm surveys. Their lectures are available at:
This summer, the computer lab in 68 Heady was renovated with new carpet, paint and four large 70- and 80-inch monitors. Gone are the old-school carrels arranged in stiff, straight rows.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Jeff Stein, KXEL Radio news director, about the value of state and local economic development subsidies for job growth in Iowa.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, will speak at the 20th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference to be held on Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Intercontinental Riverfront in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mark Edelman, professor, gave an invited seminar, "Converting CO2 Emissions, Coal and Biomass to Valuable Liquid Hydrocarbons," to the Secretary's delegation workshop, Ministry of Coal, Government of India at the 4th Post Combustion Carbon Capture Conference on Sept. 6, 2017.
Dermot Hayes, professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, hosted China's Consul General Hong Lei at the Memorial Union on Sept. 11, 2017, to discuss the collaboration of the economics department with the Chinese Academy of Ag Sciences to set up a center at Iowa State to study China ag policy.
Peter Orazem, university professor, believes we’d all be better off if we understood which types of tax law changes help the economy and which do not. The Apple deal will be debated repeatedly before Iowa’s 2018 election, despite the fact that neither side will have much in the way of hard evidence.
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The Iowa Water Center annual grant competition is now open to receive research proposals. Funding of up to $30,000 is available for one research project at Iowa’s accredited public or private universities or community colleges. As seed grant funding, this program enables researchers to explore innovative ideas that will grow to be tools to assist in building future water-related policies and practices.
Mary Kay Thatcher, ('79 an sci, ag bus) chief lobbyist for the American Farm Bureau Federation and a veteran of seven farm bills, will be the featured speaker for the next University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Webinar. The webinar, “Will it be a 2017 or 2018 farm bill?” will air at 10 a.m. CDT on Thursday, Sept. 7.
Iowa State University is now a newly awarded National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps site (NSF I-Corps), a distinction shared by more than 70 universities in the U.S. that contribute to the National Innovation Network.
Neil Harl, emeritus professor, presented, "The Unintended Consequences of Repealing the Federal Estate Tax and Other Legislative Moves," at the Professional Advisor Continuing Education Conference, Aug. 30, 2017, in Ames, sponsored by the Iowa State University Foundation.
Governor Kim Reynolds on Monday signed a proclamation marking the week of September 24-30, 2017 as Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week, urging citizens to "appreciate and acknowledge the value agricultural entrepreneurs provides for our people, communities, and state as well as for the rest of the world."
Wallace Huffman, professor, received a Fulbright Specialist Grant for collaboration at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. The Specialist program promotes educational capacity building and the development of long-term education relationships by funding linkages between U.S.
Honors seminars are 1-2 credit courses, offered over a half or full term, which explore topics of current or special interest. They are graded Satisfactory/Fail, usually capped at 17 students, and enroll Honors students from any year or major. Many seminars are offered in the instructor’s area of expertise; others are interdisciplinary. A grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development (e.g. professional subscriptions, membership fees, travel) of the instructor(s).
The Underwood Family Foundation of Ames has made a $1 million gift to support the agricultural business and agricultural entrepreneurship programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was recently interviewed by the following media:
KASI’s The Trent Rice Show about the new Apple data center in Waukee that was awarded over $213 million in local and state incentives.
The department has recently become an institutional member of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) http://asheweb.net .
One benefit of this membership is that faculty, students or staff can join ASHE at no charge. The process for joining ASHE this way is in the Membership Tab, Join or Renew. This is the direct link http://asheweb.net/?page_id=982. The Institutional Member Associate button is at the bottom of the list of membership options.
Wallace Huffman, professor, recently had a paper published in International Review Environmental and Resource Economics:
Olaniyi Akinkunmi Eluwole, of Keffi, Nigeria, was named to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, taking part in a six-week Academic and Leadership Institute, followed by a trip to the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit in Washington, DC. In addition, Olaniyi earned a place in a select group remaining in the United States and participating in a six-week professional development experience here at Iowa State. He is meeting with organizations and people who are willing to build relationships, offer grants, and other opportunities to aid his work in Nigeria.