Check out 2016 Department of Economics newsletters.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had three interviews this week pertaining to the effects of Brexit on the Iowa and U.S. economies.
Wallace Huffman, professor, had an article published in the most recent issue of Choices, a publication of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Elizabeth Burns-Thompson, 2011 ag bus, international ag, was named the CALS Young Alum of the Month for June 2016.
The AAEA Fellows Selection Committee has selected John A. Miranowski to be honored as a 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Fellow.
Grantland Shipp was born in Ames in 1932 and graduated from Iowa State with a B.A. in economics. Until his death, Shipp remained a member of the Ames community and still lived in the home that his grandparents built along with his wife of 59 years, Anne Parsons Shipp
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Doug Cooper on June 24 on the WHO Radio "Big Show" at noon on "Expected Consequences of the Brexit Vote."
Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, had an article about his economic history research published on Vox EU. org.
Ron Deiter, professor, served as a discussion leader for the Iowa Institute of Cooperative’s Iowa Cooperative Intern Day held at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, IA on June 23, 2016.
Webinar Viewing of USDA’s “Veterans in Agriculture”
with small discussion afterward
FREE LUNCH: RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, July 1, 2016
Curtiss Hall Rm. 0009
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made two presentations June 12-14, 2016 at the National Farm Business Management Conference, Sioux Falls, SD:
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Thoman Philpott, Mother Jones magazine on "Implications of Concentration in a World of Big Data."
Student Counseling Service will again be offering the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings at ISU this summer! All 2016 trainings are in July:
July 12 & 19 (Tuesdays), 2016 12pm-4:15pm*
July 14 & 21 (Thursdays), 2016 8am-12:15pm*
July 26 & 28 (Tuesday & Thursday), 2016 12pm-4:15pm*
Congrats to three recent PhD grads in their new jobs: Kenny Liao: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Oberlin College; Xiaohong Zhu: Capital Markets Analyst II, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines; and Zhixia Ma: Agriculture Bank of China!
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by Karen Angel, Bloomberg Business, on long-term land tenure changes in the Midwest.
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed on June 16 by Diane Alter, a financial analyst for CTFN, an on-line financial news firm headquartered in Connecticut, on "Anti-trust Policy and Pending Mergers."
The Spring 2016 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.
100&Change Grand Competition
is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. The MacArthur Foundation expects most applications to be focused on domestic issues in the United States, but they welcome international applications from both non-profit and for-profit organizations. The length of the funded project will be three to six years.
Congratulations to grad students Jennifer West and Kevin Duncan who got married last weekend before friends and family at the Des Moines Botanical Center in Des Moines, Iowa!
Request for Proposals – Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program
Deadline: Aug. 17, 2016
Graduate students interested in applying for the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship can find the Request for Proposals online at