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NBER methodology lectures available online

September 13, 2017

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:

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Iowa Water Center Seed Grant and Graduate Student Research Competition Now Open

September 11, 2017

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.

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Thatcher farm bill webinar

September 5, 2017

Mary Kay ThatcherMary 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.

Oklahoma State University

September 5, 2017

Assistant Professor – Ag and Food Policy
Stillwater, OK
Application deadline: Oct. 13, 2017
More information
 

Associate Vice President, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Stillwater, OK
Application deadline: Oct. 20, 2017
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Harl presents federal estate tax paper

September 5, 2017

Neil HarlNeil 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.

Ag entrepreneurship week proclamation

September 5, 2017

Ag entrepreneurship week proclamation 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."

Huffman receives Fullbright grant

August 31, 2017

Wallace HuffmanWallace 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.

Call for Proposals - Spring 2018 Honors Seminars

August 31, 2017

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).

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American Society of Hispanic Economists

August 28, 2017

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.

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Eluwole works to solve underemployment, food insecurity in Nigeria

August 28, 2017

Olaniyi Akinkunmi EluwoleOlaniyi 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.

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