We have updated the faculty travel policy and miscellaneous funds policy for FY2022. You may find these and other policies for the department in Cybox here: https://iastate.box.com/s/bgryv1s82v99itn1qb7n7wo7g2enqegn. Please review these policies carefully, especially as they relate to seeking prior approval for department travel funds, as well as the process for obtaining reimbursement for expenses.
An article by Lee Schulz, associate professor, is the lead article and Editor’s Choice in issue 3 (July 2021) of the European Review of Agricultural Economics: “The market for traceability with applications to U.S. feeder cattle” by James Mitchell, Glynn Tonsor, and Lee Schulz.
Congratulations to the four department graduate students who have been awarded the Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award for the 2020-2021 academic year! The winners are (photo, l to r) Anni Isojaervi, Ganna Prykhodko, Meenakshi Shekhar, and Levi Soborowicz.
As you begin to consider travel again, below are links that will help facilitate travel through our ISD/PES.
In May 2021 Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was the latest Iowa State University extension economist to bring home the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association's prestigious Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award: Less than 10 years’ experience.
Nieyan Cheng, a 4th year PhD student, is selected as one of the ten national finalists for the 2021 AAEA Extension Graduate Student Competition.
A paper coathored by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, “Farmers under Threat: Implications for Attitudes toward China and Perceived Risks from the Trade Dispute,“ won a Top Paper Award from the Intergroup Communication Interest Group (ICIG) at ICA2020: Gold Coast.
Registration is now open for #TeachECONference2021, the second annual virtual conference on economics education organised by UCL CTaLE and Cornell University!
TeachECONference2021 is a 3-day live event and a separate asynchronous session that will be available in June. After each day’s panels and presentations, conference participants can wind down in our sponsored Networking Mixers. Each Mixer will include short introductions and demos from our sponsors, some fun, interactive games, and plenty of time to mingle, catch up with old friends, and make new friends.
A student working for CyBIZ Lab reached out to the department.
Their team is conducting research on behalf of the Rod and Connie French Conservation Camp, a field site managed by Iowa State in Montana, and is gathering data around faculty interest in the camp. They believe there is potential for the camp to host courses and students from the Department of Economics.
Patricia Doak, of Columbia, Missouri, and wife of the late Paul Doak, emeritus professor, passed away on May 19, 2021 at the University Hospital and Clinics.
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business published a May 23 story, "Iowa's "Butter-Margarine War": T. W. Schultz’s Fight for Academic Freedom" about a notable chapter in the Department of Economics history.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, has been selected to receive the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association's prestigious Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award: Less than 10 years experience.
Employees working mostly from off-campus locations who were making plans to return to their university offices in August now have an earlier deadline. Repealing the board's March 2020 "state of emergency" declaration for the three regent campuses May 20, state Board of Regents president Michael Richards also directed regent employees to return to their campus workspaces by July 1.
The Soil Management Land Valuation virtual conference was held today, May 19. This is the 93rd annual conference and the longest running conference at Iowa State.
Farm Foundation announced Alejandro Plastina, associate professor/extension economist at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Department of Economics, as its first Agricultural Economics Fellow.