Dr. Peter F Orazem In the News

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.

May 04, 2016
 

2016 Phi Beta Kappa inducteesFive economics students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest nationwide liberal arts and sciences honor society. The organization honors students for the excellence and breadth of their undergraduate scholarly accomplishments.

April 06, 2016
 

Anthony Sax, Jack FischerUndergrad students Anthony Sax and Jack Fischer presented papers this week at the Midwest Economics Association Meeting in Evanston, Illinois.

March 25, 2016
 

Benjamin Meier, Urja Rajesh ShahBenjamin Meier, a senior co-majoring in industrial engineering and applied math in economics and Urja Rajesh Shah, an economics senior, have had papers accepted for the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference Economics Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research on April 1, 2016 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

February 09, 2016
 

Photo of Diego Soares CardosoSecond-year graduate student Diego Soares Cardoso has been awarded the 2016 Brown Graduate Fellowship.

He will receive $10,000 on his U-bill, $5000 in August and $5000 in January, should he remain a full-time student in good standing at Iowa State.