Paul Olson, son of former CARD graphic designer Becky Olson and her husband Ray, moved from this life to life eternal May 9, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines after medical complications. Due to federal and state guidelines for COVID-19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Gary Lyn, assistant professor, had his paper, "Climate Contagion: Temperature and Growth in Spatial General Equilibrium" with coauthors Ariel Ortiz-Bobea (Cornell) and Ivan Rudik (Cornell), presented virtually at the Global Open Series in Environmental Economics May 20..
The graduate student Prescott Scholarship recipients for 2019-2020 are Raj Chandra, Jiwon Lee, Haoran Li, and Liyuan Ma.
First year PhD student Xiaolan Wan has had her paper, "Market reaction to the international acquisitions by Chinese firms: The role of potential intelligence sourcing and preannouncement," published in Chinese Management Studies in April 2020.
Joshua Rosenbloom has been reappointed for a second five-year term as chair of the Department of Economics. Joshua enjoys the strong support of faculty and staff, as evidenced by the survey created, administered, and distributed by the Economics Council. Survey results showed that he has done an excellent job leading the department over the past five years and we look forward to his good work during his second term.
Leigh Tesfatsion, emerita professor, has had a new book published by Wiley/IEEE Press.
Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is currently accepting applications for a new research seed funding program dedicated to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is an opportunity for students, faculty, or companies with focus on economic recovery in the casino, food & beverage, hospitality, sports & entertainment, or travel industries.
The Lee Business School at UNLV and the Ted and Doris Lee Family Foundation have created a $1M Lee Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the goal of discovering solutions & providing funding for the process to bring ideas rapidly to market.
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering three professional development programs designed to enhance teaching effectiveness, improve student learning, and promote the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Application deadline for all programs: June 1, 2020
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.
Dermot Hayes, professor, has won the university-wide 2020 Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award.
In a statement released April 10, President Wendy Wintersteen announced that al
GianCarlo Moschini, professor, is the recipient of the 2020 Quality of Research Discovery Award from the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).
The fourth annual NBER Economics of AI conference will now be held virtually on 24-25 September 2020. Papers and video from the 2019 conference are available at https://www.economicsofai.com/nber-conference-toronto-2019.