John V Winters In the News

May 19, 2022
 

Professor John WintersJohn Winters, professor, was quoted in a May 18 WRAL story "NC ‘quit rate’ 8th highest in U.S. – but that reflects strong labor market, economists say."

April 28, 2022
 

John WintersJohn Winters, professor, was quoted in an April 28 Cheapism.com story, "Looking for Work? These are the Best and Worst Job Markets in America."

April 04, 2022
 

John WintersJohn Winters, professor, had a co-authored paper accepted at Regional Science and Urban Economics (already online and assigned the July issue): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166046222000199?dgcid=coauthor

February 03, 2022
 

John WintersJohn Winters, professor, was interviewed for a Feb. 3 story in The Street, "The Best Cities to Find a Job in 2022."

January 05, 2022
 

John Winters, Jun Yeong LeeA study by John Winters, professor, and Jun Yeong Lee, PhD candidate, reveals the ratio of immigrants who are self-employed vs. paid-employed is much higher in parts of the country with warmer January temperatures (i.e., the South) and lower in colder areas (i.e., the Midwest).

January 04, 2022
 

John WintersJohn Winters, professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 4 WalletHub story, "2022's Best Cities for Jobs."

"The unemployment rate for 2022 will depend on COVID variants and policy responses, and there is much uncertainty in those. That said, the economy is currently quite strong and I expect that will likely continue through 2022. I think we will be close to the pre-pandemic unemployment rate of 3.5% by the end of 2022."

October 06, 2021
 

A recent Agricultural Policy Review report by Seung Cho, Jun Lee and John Winters was cited in an Oct. 5 Daily Yonder story, "Why Rural is Hard to Define."

August 18, 2021
 

Dr. Peter OrazemThe Program for the Study of Midwest Markets and Entrepreneurship has launched a new website.

August 18, 2021
 

John WintersJohn Winters, professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 16 Sioux Falls Argus Leader story, "How to rent in a packed Sioux Falls apartment and townhome market."

 

July 14, 2021
 

John WintersJohn Winters, associate professor, was quoted in a July 14 Seattle Times story, "Skip College? Not if You Want to Make More Money."

June 22, 2021
 

John WintersJohn Winters, associate professor, was interviewed on his views on the operating efficiency of 150 American cities for June 22 WalletHub story.

June 15, 2021
 

John WintersJohn Winters, associate professor, was interviewed in a June 15 WHO-TV story, "Economists react to end of federal unemployment benefits in Iowa."

April 15, 2021
 

Bartalotti, Zhang, WintersOn April 14, 2021, Provost Wickert confirmed that the Board of Regents has approved the following P&T actions: Otavio Bartalotti and Wendong Zhang have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure and John Winters has been promoted to the rank of Professor, at the start of the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 

October 21, 2020
 

Kunwon Ahn, Jun Yeong Lee, John WintersAccording to a study by Iowa State University researchers, disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic caused high school completion rates in the United States to increase considerably in 2020 compared to previous years.

July 13, 2020
 

Dr. John Winters, Seung Jin ChoResearch recently conducted by graduate student Seung Jin Cho and John Winters, associate professor, suggests that reported unemployment rates underestimate actual employment losses due to COVID-19. Furthermore, his study shows that

July 09, 2020
 

Dr. John Winters, Seung Jin Cho, Jun Yeong LeeFear of the resurgence of  COVID-19 is likely discouraging shopping and business openings according to John Winters, associate professor, interviewed in a July 9, 2020 Des Moines Register story, "Economists warn of slowing recovery as new Iowa unemployment claims increase."

June 17, 2020
 

Dr. John Winters, Seung Jin Cho, Jun Yeong LeeThe COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge numbers of employees of restaurants, grocery stores, and food manufacturers to seek employment in other industries or leave the workforce altogether according to research by John Winters, associate professor.

June 09, 2020
 

Dr. John WintersA report written by John Winters, associate professor, "What You Make Depends on Where You Live: College Earnings Across States and Metropolitan Areas," was cited in a June 8  Wall Street Journal op ed piece, "The Unequal American City."

May 19, 2020
 

Dr. John WintersA report released May 19 by John Winters, associate professor, was cited in a Forbes online story, "New Report: The Size Of The College Earnings Premium Depends On Where You Live."

July 30, 2019
 

Dr. John WintersJohn Winters, associate professor, was interviewed for a Times Republican story July 30 about why the cost of gasoline in Marshalltown is consistently high compared to other Iowa cities.

He said it is common for gas stations in small- to medium-sized cities, like Marshalltown, not to compete aggressively.

February 22, 2019
 

Dr. John WintersJohn Winters, associate professor, was quoted in a story "Fact Check: Federal Workers Are Paid More Than the Average Southern Missourian" in the Feb. 21 Columbia Missourian.

December 04, 2018
 

Dr. John WintersJohn V. Winters, associate professor, was awarded the Georgescu-Roegen Prize in Economics 2018 Runner-Up for his article titled The Puzzling Pattern of Multiple Job Holdings across U.S. Labor Markets. Southern Economic Journal 84(1): 26-51. Winters coauthored the paper with Barry Hirsch and Muhammad Husain.

November 19, 2018
 

Dr. John WintersJohn Winters, associate professor, won the Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Award at the 2018 North American conference of the Regional Science Association International, the North American Regional Science Council Nov. 7-10, 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 14, 2018
 

New faculty 2018The department welcomes four new faculty members joining us for 2018 fall semester. Be sure to stop in and welcome them to the department!

July 25, 2018
 

Dr. John WintersJohn Winters, associate professor, was interviewed for a WalletHub online article on best cities for affordable apartment rent.