Dr. Peter F Orazem In the News
University Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by The Quad City Times for the article "Recouping Iowa’s worker losses will be difficult, state economist says."
University Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by Radio Iowa about how a potential rail strike next month could impact power supplies in Iowa.
Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by Business Record for the story "Persisting labor issues are a factor in Iowa’s negative Q2 GDP, economists say." The story focuses on the factors that may have led to Iowa's negative gross domestic product growth in the second quarter of this year.
Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by iHeart Radio for the story "Falling Gas Prices Not Affecting Other Consumer Prices," which focuses on recent trends in consumer prices.
Peter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed by Marketplace for the story "Would government price controls help solve our inflation problem?"
Iowa State's Community Bank Case Study competition team has advanced to the second round of the competition.
Professor Peter Orazem was interviewed by KCCI about gas prices for the story "Iowa gas prices just spiked again and may not come down for some time."
Peter Orazem, professor, was interviewed by Marketplace about the US labor market.
Researchers at Iowa State University found significantly different state tax rates affect where new businesses set up shop near state lines. Their study published in the journal Small Business Economics shows the fourth greatest distortion in the U.S. is between Iowa and its northwest neighbor.
Seniors Miranda Tze and Jackson Novak presented their Honors project posters at the Honors Program Poster Presentation at the Memorial Union May 4. Honors students elect to pursue individualized programs designed to enrich their educational experiences.
The Iowa State University Economics Club travelled April 30 for the annual Berkshire Hathaway stockholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
Jack Novak, economics senior, made an oral presentation at the 16th Iowa State University Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression April 20.
University Professor Peter F. Orazem has been selected to receive the 2022 Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award. He is among five individuals to be honored with the award this year.
Peter Orazem, university professor, did two March 29 radio interviews about legislation reducing unemployment benefits in Iowa with:
Linh T, Axios
Becky Phelp, KCRG
Four students are on Iowa State's 2022 Bank Case Study competition team. They are Caleb Weingarten, economics freshman, Manisha Prasad, aerospace engineering and economics senior, Jacob Luedtke, accounting senior, and Yonting Goh, finance senior.
Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs of the U.S. Embassy, Beijing Bobby Richey ('86 MS economics) was guest speaker at the Feb. 9 virtual Econ Club meeting.
Peter Orazem, university professor, was a guest on Iowa Public Radio's “River to River” program to discuss the economy outlook for the state and country.
Peter Orazem, university professor, was a featured speaker at the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Forecast Luncheon in January.
Jackson Novak, senior in economics, has had his proposal "Commodity-Specific Regulation in the Rail Industry" accepted for presentation in an Undergraduate Session at the MEA’s 86th Annual Meetings, March 25-27, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Statistician and author Bill James spoke to the Iowa State University Economics Club Wednesday, Oct. 27 in 127 Curtiss Hall. The audience of about 70 club members and others listened to James speak on Sabermetrics, the statistical analysis of baseball.
Sam Summers ('06 economics, marketing) received the Distinguished Services for the Public Good Award from Iowa State’s Department of Economics at the 2021 LAS Alumni Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the ISU Alumni Center. The award recognizes outstanding alumni from the department, which is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Peter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for stories on the UAW strike on Deere and the impact this will have on the farm equipment supply chain.
Peter Orazem, university professor, collaborated on a study that looked at the significant but manageable challenges to the seven Iowa communities where coal-fueled power plants are located. The study, titled “The Economic, Fiscal, and Social Impacts of Utility-Owned Coal-Fired Power Plants in Iowa,” commissioned by the Iowa Environmental Council, analyzed the economic impact of the power plants to help local community leaders prepare for the future.
Several members of the Economics Club attended a lecture by Kerry and Linda Killinger Sept. 29 in the Memorial Union Sun Room.
Peter Orazem, university professor, was a panelist at The Gazette Iowa Ideas 2021 Virtual Conference, In-Depth Week: All Eyes on Workforce on Monday, Sept. 20.
The Program for the Study of Midwest Markets and Entrepreneurship has launched a new website.
Peter Orazem, university professor, was quoted in a Feb. 7 Iowa State Daily story, "Understanding the GameStop saga even if you don't understand the stock market."
MSAE student Grant Durbahn's paper, "The Determinants of Farmland Rental Contract Choice in Iowa," took second place in the 2020 AAEA (Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Undergraduate Paper Competition.
Peter Orazem, University Professor, was interviewed for the Oct. 16 radio program Marketplace on the effect of COVID-19 on unemployment.
Georgeanne Artz (1974-2019), Peter Orazem from Iowa State University, Peter Han from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Younjun Kim from Southern Connecticut State University published the article “Which small towns attract start-ups and why? Twenty years of evidence from Iowa” in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences Wallace Huffman was laid to rest at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at ISU Cemetery in Ames.
Peter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for a June 9 Marketplace story, " It's official: We're in a Recession."
Peter Orazem, university professor, has been recognized by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost as a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty.
Peter Orazem, university professor, talked with Robbie Sequeira, Ames Tribune; Trent Rice, WHO Radio; Zach Tecklenburg, KCCI; and Sony Heitshusen, WHO TV, about his analysis of shelter-in-place policies and commuter rates on the COVID outbreak. All are the result of a News Service pitch.