Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the economics office hours for next week will be:
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about prospects for holiday shopping in Iowa.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, delivered the keynote address, "Economies as Constructively Rational Games: Oh, the Places We Could Go!" at Duke Forest Conference, Durham, NC, November 11-13, 2016.
Chad Hart, associate professor, spoke with AgriNews about what President-elect Trump and a GOP-heavy House and Senate could mean for agriculture.
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
$17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year.
On Oct. 26, 2016, an Economics Alumni Panel on “Free Trade and Business at the Border” was presented before an audience of 200 at the Gerdin Business building.
Faculty and staff considering phased retirement:
The current Board-approved Phased Retirement program will expire on June 30, 2017, unless renewed by the Board prior to expiration. To date, there has been no indication from the Board Office of plans to renew the program after June 30, 2017. Consequently, if you have been considering phased retirement, you may want to finalize your decision in the near future.
The Institute of International Education is seeking qualified applicants for the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program (JISP) for Advanced Studies for the 2017-2019 program. The JISP is a two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Up to seven scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to students with a record of high academic achievement.
Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2017
The next deadline for foreign travel grants is approaching. Applications to both CALS and LAS are due in the college offices by Jan. 5, 2017. Note that submissions to LAS require that you provide a copy of your CV as a separate PDF (CALS submissions do not require a CV). Since Joshua Rosenbloom must endorse all requests and rank them if there is more than one, please (a) alert him as soon as possible if you anticipate applying, and (b) forward your application to him no later than Dec. 20 if at all possible.
Sonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, presented the paper, “Diet, Alcohol Consumption, Lifestyle and Happiness: Application to Russian Data,” at the 8th Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, October 14-15, 2016.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, made a presentation, "Agricultural Entrepreneurship – A Supply-Side View," Nov. 2, 2016 at the Prairie Crest Capital Ag Tech Investor Conference, West Des Moines, Iowa.
The Iowa-led EE-AGG team, a collaboration of rural investors, business leaders and engineering companies, announced that it has been named as one of the 27 teams advancing in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies...
The econ department website will soon contain a new page featuring the research work done by undergrad students working with faculty for a class or project. The page will feature the student and name of the paper, with a short description or abstract or a link to the paper. The class or project, and the faculty member with whom the student is working will be included.
Alumna Shazia Manus (economics ’98), was presented the Public Engagement Award, Department of Economics, as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrated alumni and friends at its annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 27, at the ISU Alumni Center.
To all researchers and grant coordinators: The NSF has issued a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Guide (NSF 17-1).
David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with Perry Beeman, Des Moines Business Record, about the likelihood of meaningful wage increases in Iowa as well as the industrial groups that are growing versus declining.
The Swanson family was honored as Cyclone Family of the Year during Cyclone Family Weekend.
Members and friends of the Department of Economics celebrated Professor John Miranowski's retirement with a reception in Heady on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.
Bruce Babcock, professor, spoke with Ben Kieffer, River to River, about where the presidential candidates stand on the issues relevant to food and farm policy.
The university will again support a partial semester break closing from Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/10/06/break
Dr. Wendong Zhang is administering the 2016 ISU Iowa Land Value Survey. This survey will be sent out to farm managers, appraisers, brokers, ag lenders and other agricultural professionals via paper and online for participation from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016.