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January 21, 2020

National tech awardeesFour 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.

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 16, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a Jan 16 MetalMiner.com story, "With first phase in the books, U.S.-China trade talks shift to next stage."

January 16, 2020

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a Jan. 15 MarketScreener.com story, "Redx Pharma : NPPC Welcomes Phase-One Trade Deal with China; Urges Elimination of All Punitive Tariffs."

January 15, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong 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.

January 15, 2020

Olivia MassmanStarting 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."

January 15, 2020

Dr. Jian LiA paper by Jian Li, assistant professor,  “Preferences for Partial Information and Ambiguity,” has been accepted for publication in the journal Theoretical Economics.

January 13, 2020

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.

January 13, 2020

Hul HwangHul 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.

January 10, 2020

Dr. Lee SchulzA story by Associate Professor Lee Schulz, "Expected profits fuel pork expansion," was published in WallacesFarmer.com Jan. 9, 2020.

January 09, 2020

Santiago AcerenzaSantiago Acerenza, 3rd year grad student, had a new paper published jointly with Juan José Barrios from Universidad ORT, Uruguay, in the journal Economía Coyuntural.

January 08, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 8 AgriPulse story, "Outcome-based pricing aims to reduce farmers' financial risk."

January 08, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangCARD's annual Iowa Farmland Value Survey, was cited in a Jan. 7 Post Bulletin opinion piece, "Our view: 10 things that could change farming."

January 07, 2020

Call for Papers
Economics of Mobility
Cambridge, MA: April 16-17, 2020
Submission deadline: Feb. 3, 2020

January 06, 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. 

January 06, 2020

Donna OttoFriends 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.

January 06, 2020

Darlene Harl 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.

January 06, 2020

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was interviewed for a Jan. 4 Ames Tribune story, "Debunking myths and understanding the importance of the Census, a tall task for city and county officials."

January 02, 2020

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. 

 

January 02, 2020

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was quoted in a Dec. 31 St Louis Public Radio story, "For Beef And Pork Producers, 2019 Wasn't As Bad As It Could Have Been."

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"

January 02, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was quoted in a Dec. 31 Des Moines Register article, "2020s vision: What’s ahead for Des Moines and Iowa — growth in the metro; challenges in housing, retail."

December 30, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, and author of CARD's annual Iowa Farmland Value Survey, was quoted in a Dec. 26 AgriNews story, "Iowa land prices stabilize."

December 30, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad 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.

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.

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