Weekly Announcements for Faculty, Staff, and Students
Sunday, April 26, 2015
- Ron Deiter receives special citation award
Over 5,000 members of the Iowa FFA Association were on campus April 19-21 for their 2015 (annual) Leadership Conference. At their general session meeting on April 20, Ron Deiter was presented with a Special Citation Award. He was the only recipient of this award this year. The award was given in honor of his more than 30 years of service to the association preparing materials for their annual Farm Business Management contest.
- Farm management team wins award
In March, the Farm Management Team, comprised of Farm Management Extension Specialists and Alejandro Plastina, received the "2015 Impacting Iowans Award" from ISU Extension and Outreach for the decision tools and educational efforts to inform producers about the 2014 Farm Bill Act.
- Hoffman named senior research fellow
Professor Elizabeth Hoffman was recently invited to be a Senior Research Fellow at the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago. This is an honorary position, recognizing the research Dr. Hoffman is currently conducting with Matthew Spitzer, the center director.
- Monday's Murray Memorial Lecture: Joshua Angrist
Joshua Angrist, who received his PhD from Princeton University, teaches graduate and undergraduate labor economics and econometrics at MIT. He has published a large number of papers and is co-author of two econometric books. He'll speak on "Metrics: Illuminating the Path from Cause to Effect."
April 27, 4:10 pm
368A Heady Hall
There will be a reception for Dr. Angrist immediately following the lecture.
5:30 to 7:00 pm
- Friday's Agricultural Economics Workshop/Econ 693 Presentation: Michael Hudak
Michael Hudak will speak on "Estimating U.S. Crop
Supply Elasticities Using Bayesian Analysis."
May 1, 3:40 - 5:00 pm
368A Heady Hall.
- Biobased Industry Center request for proposals
The Biobased Industry Center (BIC) is requesting grant proposals for projects beginning July, 2015 with a typical duration of 12 months. Email proposals to Ryan Smith at (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the close of business on May 10, 2015
- USDA NIFA Special Research Grants Program – Aquaculture Research
This program will make research awards up to $300,000 (total project, not per year). The start date of a project must be before October 1, 2015.
Proposal deadline: June 3, 2015
More information available
- Asst. professor in health economics and policy
School of Economics, University of Maine
More information available
- Summer student intern – credit risk analytics
Papers and Presentations
- Recent publication by David Frankel
David's paper "Securitization and Lending Competition" has recently been accepted for publication in The Review of Economic Studies and for presentation at the 2015 World Congress of the Econometric Society.