Four CALS students were recognized with the prestigious Low-Code Innovation’s “Highest Return on Investment” award for an employee-facing smartphone app design. Kate Collins, ag bus senior from Adel, was part of the Landus Cooperative app project team recognized with a global award.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a Jan. 14 story, "Agriculture Hopes For A Win As US And China Prepare To Sign Phase One Trade Deal," on KCUR's Up to Date.
Starting spring semester, you'll be seeing a new face at the front desk. Olivia Massman is a freshman in ag studies and hails from Ossian, Iowa. Next time you're in the econ office, stop by and say, "Hello."
A paper by Jian Li, assistant professor, “Preferences for Partial Information and Ambiguity,” has been accepted for publication in the journal Theoretical Economics.
CELT is hosting a series of 1/2 day workshops spread across two days (Feb 20-21, 2020) related to project-based learning AND how this approach can be applied to courses exploring social entrepreneurial themes.See attached flyer. It will be the first official event in the Student Innovation Center.
Hul Hwang, first year grad student, had his article, "Analyzing Determinants of Labor Income Share Fluctuations in Korea," with Sunghyun Kim (Sungkyunkwan University), published in The Korean Journal of Economic Studies in December 2019.
Santiago Acerenza, 3rd year grad student, had a new paper published jointly with Juan José Barrios from Universidad ORT, Uruguay, in the journal Economía Coyuntural.
CARD's annual Iowa Farmland Value Survey, was cited in a Jan. 7 Post Bulletin opinion piece, "Our view: 10 things that could change farming."
Call for Papers
Economics of Mobility
Cambridge, MA: April 16-17, 2020
Submission deadline: Feb. 3, 2020
Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, registration for international travel for faculty, graduate students and staff is required. Comprehensive international health and emergency medical insurance is provided at no cost to all faculty and staff traveling internationally on university business. Enrollment in the insurance is now completed through this registration with the Office of Risk Management. The policy became effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Friends and members of the economics department attended an informal reception to mark the retirement of Donna Otto, secretary to the chair, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
Darlene Harl, 86, of Ames, and wife of emeritus professor Neil Harl, passed away Jan. 2, 2020, following a series of illnesses in later life. She left a host of friends and relatives to mourn her passing.
For travel expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2020, the default rate will be 28.75 cents/mile, a decrease of .25 cents/mile. This default mileage reimbursement rate is calculated at 50% of the full IRS rate and is applicable for trips of more than 100 miles if the traveler chooses to use a personal vehicle when a vehicle is available for checkout from ISU Transportation Services.
David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke on Iowa's economic recovery.
"Signs of economic recovery, but Iowa’s job growth lags behind nation"
Chad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in the Dec. 26, 2019 New York Times story, "At Each End of Pacific, Skepticism Over China Farm Purchases" about the administration claim that China has agreed to increase American ag imports to $40 billion according to U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer.