Two ag bus students, Andrew Albrecht (senior, ag business), left, and Tristen Snyder ('19 ag business), joined more than 150 Iowa State University entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to visitors at the university’s exhibit during the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 8-18. The theme of this year’s exhibit, “The Great Iowa State Pitch Off.
Faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-docs:
Iowa State University had adopted the Green Dot program as a mechanism to decrease power-based personal violence on campus. General information about the program can be found here: https://www.studentwellness.iastate.edu/greendot/aboutgreendot/ .
If you would like to become better informed and learn what you can do to address this problem you may be interested in an upcoming training that will be held:
Mark Edelman, professor and director of the Community Vitality Center, presented "Iowa Rural Equity Project: Alternative Models for AgTech & Rural Angel Investor Networks," at the "Rural Capital and Innovations" session of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Rural Development Symposium, Gateway Conference Center, Ames, IA. August 15, 2019.
Grad student Santiago Acerenza had his paper, "Optimal pricing strategies for a cluster of goods: Own- and cross-price effects with correlated tastes," accepted for publication in the journal Applied Economics incorporating Applied Financial Economics.
Several members (and their spouses) of the department were seen enjoying the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Sunday, Aug. 18th.
From Endowed Dean’s Chair Daniel Robison
To Faculty and staff in CALS departments:
Below please find three internal “Calls for Proposals.” The goals of the three Calls for Proposals are:
A reminder for faculty, staff and students:
As we begin another academic year, please remember to keep building windows closed. Though we strive to make Heady a welcoming place, open windows allow uninvited guests to enter the building.
A paper published last year by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, has recently been cited and used by a consulting company's report to derive the value of phosphorus reduction into Lake Erie. The news posted on OSU website is at https://u.osu.edu/aede/2019/08/14/how-big-are-the-damages-from-algal-blooms-for-beaches-and-fishing-in-lake-erie/
Ed Balistreri, associate professor, has two new publications:
A survey of 700 farmers in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was the subject of an August 11th story on NBC News, "Farmers back Trump's tariff fight, but don't think it helps them."
David Swenson, associate scientist, had multiple media interviews recently:
Mason Dokter, Sioux City Tribune, about the proliferation of Dollar General stores in western Iowa and how that affects existing businesses, especially grocery stores.
You may have noticed a new face in Heady Hall this month. She's procurement & expense specialist Karen Hunt, part of the Spruce team of Workday. She's part of the team processing purchases and expenses for econ, CARD, and soc.
Four new faculty members will join the Department of Economics beginning 2019 fall semester. The following will be starting as assistant professors August 16, 2019.
Cathy Kling, distinguished professor emerita, in collaboration with researchers and extension staff from Iowa State University, will study rural households whose well water could be at risk from agricultural pollutants, with a focus on whether home water-testing kits are effective and financially viable.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Education department requests proposals for concurrent session presentations at its 2019 Annual Professors Conference: The Art and Science of Teaching Economics.
The conference will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and conclude at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. It includes a reception on Thursday evening and breakfast and lunch on Friday. The conference is free, but all presenters must be registered. Presenters are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.
If you are struggling with how to find things or how to do something bring it with you to the User Lab for assistance.
There will be User Labs specific to faculty that will happen August 20th, 21st, and 22nd.
The CARD report "The Impact of the 2018 Trade Disruptions on the Iowa Economy" has won the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s prestigious Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award.