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October 17, 2019

Dr. Gary LynGary Lyn, assistant professor, was invited to give a Department Seminar, "Grounded by Gravity: A Well-Behaved Model with Industry-Level Economies of Scale," at the University of New Hampshire Economics Department on Oct. 4, 2019.

October 17, 2019

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, spoke at "The Future of Work: University of Kansas" conference Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

October 16, 2019

Center for Retirement Research at Boston

Sandell Grant Program

  • Sandell Grants provide the opportunity for junior or non-tenured scholars to pursue research on retirement or disability policy.  The program is open to scholars in all disciplines. 
  • Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects.
  • Proposal guidelines are available online.

Dissertation Fellowship Program

October 16, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a WHOTV.com story, "ISU Professor Breaks Down Tentative Trade Deal with China," Oct.14 on the China trade agreement announced this week.

October 14, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed in the October 11 Des Moines Register story, "Project Bluejay: All signs point to Amazon being the mystery company behind $250 million Bondurant development."

October 14, 2019

2019-20 Ph.D. Job Market Candidates page is now online. The following grad students are on the job market this year:

October 11, 2019

Dr. Edward BalistreriEdward Balistreri, associate professor, was interviewed for the article, "Economist: Trade war will cost average Nebraska family $600 per year," in the Oct. 10 Lincoln Journal Star on his recent model on the cost to Nebraska households from the administration's trade war with China.

October 11, 2019

EllieMae MillenkampAg bus senior EllieMae Millenkamp has earned a spot to compete on NBC's The Voice on the program aired this week. Originally from Jerome, Idaho, where she was raised on a dairy farm, Millenkamp was chosen by judge Blake Shelton after hearing her sing. The Des Moines Register, October 8, 2019.

October 10, 2019

Spring Break Domestic Travel Course to Seattle
Wednesday, March 11, returning Saturday, March 21

Exploring Cooperative Businesses in the Pacific Northwest

Instructor: Dr. Keri Jacobs, Economics, kljacobs@iastate.edu

October 10, 2019

Glen SmithAlumnus and chair of the Farm Credit Administration, Glen R. Smith ('79 ag business), spoke with two econ classes on Oct 3rd.

October 10, 2019

LAS students and faculty:

Applications for the Spring, 2020, Dean’s High Impact Awards for Undergraduate Research are open. Student awards are $1,200.00 for the semester and faculty mentors can apply for $500.00 to help with any costs for the project. The application portal will close on November 15, 2019.

October 10, 2019

The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) welcomes proposals on race and ethnicity.

Proposal requirements

1. Title

2. Abstract of 200 words or less to be used in the conference program

3. Presenter(s) information:

October 09, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, is a co-PI on a project that has received a $2 million USDA NIFA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) grant.

October 09, 2019

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, is co-PI on an Iowa State-led team winning a multi-state (Iowa, California, Kentucky) NIFA grant for $2 million. Plastina will lead the economic analysis portion across the three states.

October 08, 2019

Negotiating for Success: Strategies, Tools and Skills for Faculty
Monday, October 28, 2019
2:00-3:30 pm
Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

We often look at Negotiation and Conflict Resolution as avoidable aspects of our lives.  This workshop will teach you how to effectively maximize the strengths you already have to advocate more persuasively for your position(s) in a collaborative, yet effective way.

Presenter: Ryan Bhattacharyya, Professor of Practice, Management

October 08, 2019

Preparing Effective Award Nominations
Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:00-10:30 am
Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Gain insights into the best practices of successful nominations and how to avoid the most common errors and pitfalls in your preparation.

Presenter: Kirsten Abel, Faculty Honors and Awards Coordinator, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost Office

October 08, 2019

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was interviewed for an October 8th Des Moines Register story, "Ankeny, West Des Moines top 65,000 residents."  The American Community Survey’s one year estimates show the city's (Des Moines) population was 216,993 in 2018, compared

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.

October 07, 2019

bellsThe holidays are almost upon us--so you'll want to put the Economics Holiday Party on your calendar now!

Wednesday, December 11
12:00-2:00 pm
368A Heady Hall

 

October 07, 2019

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2020 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.

October 03, 2019

CALS enrollment, by the numbers:

October 02, 2019

Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
9-month tenure-track position with 40% instruction and 60% research
Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2019
More information

October 02, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a Farm Journal's AgPro story, "Impeachment Investigation Controversy Vs. USMCA" September 26.

October 01, 2019

Esther KedagniDesire Kedagni, assistant professor, and his wife, Claire, welcomed the birth of a baby girl, Esther, on September 25th at 8:11 am. Her weight at birth was 7lbs 0.2 oz, and her height was 17 inches. All are doing well. Congratulations!

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