New officers represent Ag Bus Club


Officers of the Ag Business Club were recently elected for the term that runs from 11/2013-11/2014.

Photo identification: Maddie Tucker, Lacey Hankins, Morgan Sladek (first row l to r); Katie Klaes, Beth Pleggenkuhle, Drew Mogler (2nd row l to r); Adelai Swanson, Andrew Luzum, Blake Bayliss, Ben Ashland, Lauren Malecek (3rd row l to r).

Eathington honored by Regents


Assistant Scientist Liesl Eathington was honored with the Regents Awards for Staff Excellence, which recognizes staff who are outstanding university citizens and who have rendered significant service to the university or the state of Iowa.

Thursday's Human Resources Workshop: Brent Kreider, Iowa State University


"Does the Women, Infants, and Children Program Improve Infant Health Outcomes?" with Brent Kreider, Iowa State University, Thursday, December 19, 3:40 PM-5 PM, 360 Heady Hall.

Econ holiday party 2013


Faculty, staff and graduate students got together on Wednesday, December 11 for the annual Department of Economics holiday gathering. Enjoy photos by clicking on the image left.

Endowed professorship presented to Jacobs


Assistant Professor Keri Jacobs was presented the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Endowed Economics Professorship at the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 26. She is pictured with David Holm, institute executive director, and Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State. Read more at:

Staff holiday party


Enjoy a photos from the December 6th gathering of current and former staff members of the Department of Economics. The annual gathering was held at Aunt Maude's in downtown Ames. To view, click on the image left.

Thursday's Recruiting Seminar: Otavio Bartalotti, Tulane University


"Theory and Practice of Inference in Regression Discontinuity: A Fixed-Bandwidth Asymptotics Approach," with Otavio Bartalotti, Tulane University, Thursday, December 12, 3:40 PM-5 PM, 368A Heady Hall.

Otavio Bartalotti is an assistant professor of economics at Tulane University. The focus of his work is on economic theory, applied econometrics, labor economics and education economics. He received both his MS and PhD in economics from Michigan State University.

CARD offers new ag policy publication


The Agricultural Policy Review, a new publication from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), offers practical information and resources for individuals interested in energy, nutrition, food security, international trade, and the environment, as they relate to agricultural policy. Read and sign up for the tri-yearly publication, available both electronically and in PDF at:

Monday's Macroeconomic Workshop/Econ 693 Presentation: Xiying Liu, Iowa State University


"Fertility, Social Mobility, and Long Run Inequality," with Xiying Liu, Iowa State University,  Monday, Dec 16, 2013 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm, 360 Heady Hall.

Thursday's Human Resources Workshop: Nicole Caviris, Iowa State University


"Measuring the relative contributions of college attainment, changing majors, and narrowing wage differences within majors to narrowing gender wage gaps 1966-2011," with Nicole Caviris, Iowa State University, Thursday Dec 12, 2013 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm, 360 Heady Hall.

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