David A Swenson In the News

September 21, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a Sept. 19 Telegraph Herald story, "Gas sales plummet by 10.6% during pandemic, may impact future infrastructure projects."

September 07, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a Sept. 6 Gazette article, "Damage from derecho could lead to economic 'spark' in Cedar Rapids."

September 03, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, had several recent media contacts:

John Steppe, Business Reporter, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about the kinds of economic impacts Cedar Rapids can expect as a result of the derecho.

August 27, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, had several recent media contacts:

Tom Cullen, Storm Lake Times, about the likelihood that the pandemic will result in some resettlement of rural areas.

August 19, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, participated on a panel, "Rebuilding for Resillience: How Will Iowa Thrive After the Pandemic?" sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Aug. 18.

August 18, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for an Aug. 18 Des Moines Register article, "Iowa estimates that derecho damage to homes, farms will be close to $4 billion. Will it go higher?"

July 31, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a July 31 Des Moines Register story, "Iowa doing better than nation in recession."

July 15, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed by Lynh Ta, Iowa Capital Dispatch, on how the drop in first time applications and renewals for federal financial aid to attend Iowa public colleges affects the area economies and the operations of the universities.

July 07, 2020
 

David Swenson David Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed by Robert Connelly, Quad City Times, about the regional effects of Arconic (formerly ALCOA) laying off 184 workers due to pandemic related business concerns.

June 23, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, is part of an Iowa State University Sustainable Agricultural Systems project which has been awarded $10 million by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

June 22, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a June 19 Des Moines Register story, "8 charts that explain Iowa's economy right now."

June 08, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, has had several recent interviews:

May 22, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, authored a new new report, "Farm Income in Iowa" outlining trends, characteristics, and dynamics of farm income in Iowa.

May 18, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Michael Crumb, Des Moines Business Record, for a May 15 story, "Coping with Covid-19: Uncertainty surrounds economic recovery from coronavirus pandemic."

May 05, 2020
 

David SwensonA new report from David Swenson, associate scientist, provides a more complete picture of an industry's economic impact on Iowa's economy.

April 27, 2020
 

David Swenson David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media contacts:

Ben Kiefer, Iowa Public Radio, for River to River. They discussed the new unemployment numbers and which sectors were affected; how has the payroll protection program (PPP) worked out for small businesses.

April 13, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for an April 11 Gazette story, "Medical news key to recovery, economists say."

April 06, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked to Grant Gerlock, Iowa Public Radio; and Robert Connelly, Quad City Times, about April 2nd unemployment insurance filings at the national level and in Iowa, and which industries are likely to see further job losses in the coming weeks.

March 23, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a March 20 Gazette story, "Eastern Iowans get a break on Gasoline Prices."

March 16, 2020
 

David Swenson, associate scientist, had some recent media contacts:

Robert Connelly, Quad City Times, on the economic effects of reduced tourism and events in the Quad Cities area because of Covid-19 concerns.

Art Cullen, Storm Lake Times, about how the collapse in oil price will affect ethanol prices.

February 26, 2020
 

David SwensonResearch by David Swenson, associate scientist, was cited in a Feb. 26 Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier story on how much money Iowa would lose if it loses the first-in-the-nation caucus.

February 18, 2020
 

David SwensonDave Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in several media outlets recently:

February 12, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a Feb. 11 Clinton Herald story, "Economist: Iowa needs new policies to save rural areas."

February 03, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media contacts:

Beatriz Navarro, La Vanguardia (Spain), on the economy and which parts of the state (and industries) were more dependent on immigrants than others.

January 21, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed in a Jan. 18 Star Tribune story, "Why ethanol endures as important market for Midwestern farmers."

January 02, 2020
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke on Iowa's economic recovery.
"Signs of economic recovery, but Iowa’s job growth lags behind nation"

December 19, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, about Iowa’s overall economic performance going into the caucuses.

December 11, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in a Dec. 10 Quad-City Times story, "Ag community hopeful USMCA trade deal developments lead to bill signing."

December 02, 2019
 

David SwensonResearch done by David Swenson, associate scientist, was cited in a Nov. 27 Time magazine story, "They're Trying to Wipe Us Off the Map.' Small American Farmers Are Nearing Extinction."

November 25, 2019
 

David SwensonAssociate scientist David Swenson talked with the following reporters:

Kate Payne, Iowa Public Radio, about Iowa’s ag machinery manufacturing sector and the degree to which poor ag-sector profits explain recent layoffs.

October 31, 2019
 

David SwensonThe Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) released a new report by David Swenson, associate scientist, that showcases the not-for-profit credit union industry's economic contribution to the state, according to an Oct. 31 story.

October 07, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in the Oct. 7 The Gazette story, "Iowa farmers calling it quits could increase, economists say." “Farmers can’t continue to do that. So it does create stress and it does create the probability that more of those operations are going to go under,” said Swenson.

September 25, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a September 24th Des Moines Register story, "Iowa's personal income growth sags behind national average in second quarter."

September 18, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, answered questions from Trent Rice, WHO Radio, about the likely effects on the regional economy of the Saudi oil production disruptions.

August 27, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, has had several recent media interviews with:

Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou, Bloomberg Politics, about Iowa’s economy and how its performance might affect caucus candidate choices.

August 15, 2019
 

David Swenson, Liesl EathingtonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for an August 11th Sioux City Journal story, "As Dollar General rapidly expands in rural Siouxland, small-town grocers report losses."

August 09, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had multiple media interviews recently:

Mason Dokter, Sioux City Tribune, about the proliferation of Dollar General stores in western Iowa and how that affects existing businesses, especially grocery stores.

July 30, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in a July 26th Cedar Rapids Gazette story fact checking the number of Iowans who would benefit from Cory Booker's proposed renters' tax credit plan.

July 23, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had the following media contacts this week:

July 11, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, is part of the effort to aid the community's recovery from an EF-3 tornado in Marshalltown July, 2018.

June 24, 2019
 

A study by David Swenson, associate scientist, was cited in a story, "Secretary of Agriculture Visits Pella Meat Markets," posted on KNIA/ KRLS Radio online by Andrew Schneider, on June 22, 2019.

June 19, 2019
 

David Swenson David Swenson, associate scientist, had several media contacts this week with:

Michelle Birnbaum, The Weather Channel, on the economic impacts of wet weather and reduced Midwest plantings on rural economies (farm households, the farm supply chain, and consumer prices).

June 13, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a June 13th Iowa Farmer Today story on the effects of a new pork processing plant in Iowa's Wright County.

May 30, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, answered questions from Katharine Carlon, Corridor Business Journal (Coralville), about how employment by sector and by occupation has changed in Iowa over the last decade.

May 21, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on the HBO program Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, which aired May 5, 2019.

May 07, 2019
 

David Swenson David Swenson, associate scientist, authored a guest commentary in The Conversation May 7, 2019, on the decline of micropolitan and rural counties in Iowa. This article was also carried by:

April 29, 2019
 

A Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) report, The Impact of the 2018 Trade Disruptions on the Iowa Economy, has won the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis

April 29, 2019
 

David Swenson David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a story by Courtney Van Meter, Financial Times, about why Iowa has such a low unemployment rate, the nature of recent job growth, and how that might influence campaign messages.

April 25, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in an April 25th Des Moines Register article, "What you missed overnight: Legislature passes new hurdles to raising property taxes."

April 10, 2019
 

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Grant Gerlock, Iowa Public Radio, about whether the country, and Iowa in particular, is “full” as asserted by the president and the importance of foreign-born workers to the state’s economy.

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