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
    360 Heady

  • 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.

Funding Opportunities

  • 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 (rgsmith@iastate.edu) 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

Job Opportunities

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.