Dr. Peter F Orazem In the News

May 13, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter 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.  

May 05, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed in a May 4 Des Moines Register story, "Iowa's restaurants, shops welcome chance to reopen, but many businesses and customers still on sidelines."

April 15, 2020

Dr. Peter Orazem 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.

April 06, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, authored an opinion article, "The maps you've seen are misleading. Here's why cellphones don't measure social distancing," in the April 3 Des Moines Register.

March 23, 2020

Dr. Peter Orazem Peter Orazem, professor, was interviewed for the article, "Economists see real pain, but recovery in Iowa starting before end of 2020," in the March 20 The Neighbor.

February 11, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, is part of a new university committee established by President Wendy Wintersteen to improve sustainability at Iowa State.

January 31, 2020

Seven members of the department were recently thanked through #CyThx recognition.The #CyThx initiative was formed to help support the ISU Strategic Goal #4: "to enhance and cultivate the ISU experience where faculty, staff, students, and visitors are safe and feel welcomed, supported, included, and valued by the university and each other.” The initiative invites Cyclones to share “Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?”

January 02, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was quoted in a Dec. 31 Des Moines Register article, "2020s vision: What’s ahead for Des Moines and Iowa — growth in the metro; challenges in housing, retail."

September 11, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was quoted in a September 10th story on Marketplace.org, "It’s September and holiday workers are already in high demand."

August 26, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was quoted in an August 23 Des Moines Register story, "Survey predicts shrinking manufacturing sector as demand falters" which reported that Iowa's unemployment rate rose from 2.4% to 2.5%, the first uptick in more than a year.

August 01, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, presented "The Status of Slovenia's Economic Transition" at the Executive Analytic Exchange on the Republic of Slovenia for Ambassador Blanchard on July 31 in Washington, DC.

June 03, 2019

2019 Community Bank Case Study video The 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, is an annual competition that is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study as an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand

June 03, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for a May 23 National Public Radio story, "In This Town, You Apply For A Job And You Get It." He discussed how low unemployment affects the employment environment in Ames and other cities in the Midwest.

May 07, 2019

Stoke's Restaurant, OmahaTwenty-one members of the Economics Club and the department made the club's annual trip to Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha May 4, 2019. They were joined by several department alumni and friends for the company's annual shareholders' meeting.

May 02, 2019

Nathan Herald, Dr. Keri JacobsThree seniors from the department--Lucy Schneekloth, Madison Mueller, and Nathan Herold--presented their Honors Program project posters on May 1 in the Memorial Union. The students have pursued individualized programs designed to enrich their educational experiences.

March 19, 2019

Several department alums met for a get-together in a restaurant near Tsinghua University while all were in Beijing recently. Jing came from Zhejiang province to Beijing to give a talk and Jingbo came from Hubei province to Beijing to attend a conference.

March 04, 2019

Dr. Peter Orazem, Dr. Joydeep BhattacharyaProfessors Peter Orazem and Joydeep Bhattacharya were among 40 signatories on the Iowa Compact on Immigration, which cites workforce needs and a desire for changes to federal immigration policy.

February 18, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was interviewed in the Feb. 16 Quad-City Times for the story "Opinions differ on how Illinois' minimum wage hike could affect the bi-state Quad-Cities region."

February 04, 2019

David Swenson, Dr. Peter OrazemDavid Swenson, associate scientist, and Peter Orazem, professor were interviewed for a Feb. 3, 2019 Sioux City Journal story "Iowa among most at-risk for job automation."

January 31, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 30th Ames Tribune story "City of Ames $143M investment in expansion - a sign of changing times."

January 09, 2019

AAEA meeting comedy speakersPeter Orazem, professor, was one of five speakers who participated in the 11th Annual Economics Humor Session in Honor of Caroline Postelle Clotfelter at the American Economic Association meetings Jan. 5, 2019, in Atlanta.

November 19, 2018

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was interviewed by Jeff Angelo for the story "Why Are Iowa Workers Being Laid Off In A Hot Economy?" on WHO News Radio Nov. 16, 2018.

September 04, 2018

Several department faculty members were interviewed for a Quad-City Times story on how the new Costco wholesale store opening in Davenport raised its hourly starting wage this year to $14, nearly twice the minimum wage.

August 27, 2018

Skyler Schneekloth

Economics senior Skyler Schneekloth did very well at the AAEA annual meetings in Washington, DC in August, winning the Undergraduate Student Paper competition.

This was not his first experience writing and presenting papers—this was his fourth conference—but this year was the first time he’s competed.

March 26, 2018

Dr. Peter Orazem, Dr. Jounjun Kim Peter Orazem, university professor, and Younjun Kim ('15 PhD economics), assistant professor, Southern Connecticut State University, wrote a March 22nd blogpost "You've got internet! - connecting rural areas" for the Oxford University Press's OUPblog. 

March 19, 2018

Georgeanne Artz, Kevin Kimle, Peter OrazemGeorgeanne Artz, assistant professor, Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, and Peter Orazem, professor, have been announced as recipients of a $233,355 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant.

February 20, 2018

Dr. Peter Orazem Peter Orazem, University Professor, is spending spring semester 2018 working on research projects at the University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia, as part of the Fulbright Scholar program, which operates in more than 125 countries throughout the world.

February 15, 2018

Saturday morning breakfast club membersPeter Orazem, professor, grad student Katherine Lacy, and students in the economics Saturday morning breakfast club were featured in a recent link magazine article by Stacey Maifeld.

It is a Saturday morning, and this group of Iowa State University undergraduate students is up early. Not for tailgating. Not for work. But for an entirely voluntary academic endeavor: undergraduate research.

December 11, 2017

2017 Econ department holiday partyDepartment members and guests enjoyed the annual holiday party held from noon to 2:00 p.m., Dec. 7, 2017, in 368A Heady Hall.

November 28, 2017

Peter Orazem, Patti CotterThe formerly bare walls of the seminar room 368A Heady Hall are now home to 14 art pieces belonging to professor Peter Orazem and his wife, Patti Cotter.

Orazem credits his mother for igniting his love of art when he was a boy. On their visits to museums, he fantasized about owning original paintings of his own one day.

November 15, 2017

Faculty, retired faculty, staff, grad students:
You are invited to join the department in celebrating the joys of the season at the 2017 Holiday Party.
Thurs., Dec. 7th
Noon-2 p.m.
368A Heady Hall

November 06, 2017

The Econ Club hosted speaker Ron Hansen, Superintendent of Banking at the Iowa Division of Banking, at their Nov. 1 meeting. Hansen spoke on "Economics and the Banking Sector" to the attendees.

October 17, 2017

A $1.685 million gift by the Charles Koch Foundation was given to Iowa State's department of economics October 16, 2017.

September 11, 2017

Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, believes we’d all be better off if we understood which types of tax law changes help the economy and which do not.

August 28, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was recently interviewed by the following media:

KASI’s The Trent Rice Show about the new Apple data center in Waukee that was awarded over $213 million in local and state incentives.

July 19, 2017

Peter Orazem, Georgeanne ArtzPeter Orazem, professor, and Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, were interviewed by Angela Hunt, ISU News Service, for a story about the necessity for businesses in small communities to have viable plans for succession.

May 25, 2017

Bank Case Study CompetitionIowa State's team was awarded second place in the Community Bank Case Study Competition sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. Thirty three teams from universities across the country competed.

May 16, 2017

Economist  David WeimanA team of students from Iowa State Economics Department has been named a finalist in the nationwide 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition.

May 08, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway 2017 Annual Shareholders MeetingFifteen members of the department, including several members of the Econ Club, traveled to Omaha May 6, 2017, to attend the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting.

May 01, 2017

2017 Phi Beta Kappa iniiatesOn April 30, 2017, eight economics department students were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society at a ceremony in the Sun Room at the Memorial Union.

April 27, 2017

Brian GarridoFive department honors students presented their capstone projects at the Honors Poster Presentation held April 26. The economics seniors who participated were Dawson Barriuso, Jonathan Becker, Rachel Brandt, Brian Garrido, and Alyssa Henderson.

April 27, 2017

International Collegiate Business Strategy CompetitionFive Iowa State economics, ag bus, and business economics students won second place in their group on written reports at the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition in Anaheim, California on April 20-22.

April 17, 2017

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was interviewed by Erin Jordan, The Gazette, about grants to the Economics department from the Koch Foundation.

April 05, 2017

Melvin Masinde, Gerald Healy, Jacob Gerlach, Yining LuFour economics undergrads presented papers at the Midwest Economics Association 2017 annual meeting on March 31-April 2. 

February 08, 2017

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, has had his article, "Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality," published in the Journal of Human Capital, Volume 11, Issue 1.

January 25, 2017

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, will be a panelist at the Business Record Economic Forecast Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel, West Des Moines, on Jan. 26th.

December 01, 2016

Taylor Finn, Olivia ReicksEconomics seniors Taylor Finn (on left in photo) and Olivia Reicks participated in the Fall Honors Poster Presentation at the Great Hall, Memorial Union on Nov. 30.

October 26, 2016

Dr. John MiranowskiMembers and friends of the Department of Economics celebrated Professor John Miranowski's retirement with a reception in Heady on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

July 11, 2016

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, answered questions about Tyson Foods' motivations concerning their recently closed plant in Cherokee, IA in an article in the Des Moines Register

June 27, 2016

Summer research assistantsFour undergraduate students are working as economics research assistants for Peter Orazem and Georgeanne Artz this summer.