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June 30, 2016

Check out 2016 Department of Economics newsletters.

June 29, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had three interviews this week pertaining to the effects of Brexit on the Iowa and U.S. economies.

June 27, 2016

Natalina SentsNatalina Sents, '16 ag bus, has begun a year-long road trip to all 50 states documenting farmers' stories for her blog, Why I Farm Roadtrip http://www.beckshyb

June 27, 2016

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, had an article published in the most recent issue of Choices, a publication of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

June 27, 2016

Summer research assistantsFour undergraduate students are working as economics research assistants for Peter Orazem and Georgeanne Artz this summer.

June 27, 2016

Elizabeth Burns-ThompsonElizabeth Burns-Thompson, 2011 ag bus, international ag, was named the CALS Young Alum of the Month for June 2016.

June 27, 2016

Dr. John MiranowskiThe AAEA Fellows Selection Committee has selected John A. Miranowski to be honored as a 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Fellow.

June 27, 2016

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

http://amestrib.com/news/friends-family-prepare-celebrate-legacy-shipp

June 27, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlNeil 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."

June 27, 2016

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, had an article about his economic history research published on Vox EU. org.

June 27, 2016

Dr, Ron DeiterRon 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.

June 23, 2016

Webinar Viewing of USDA’s “Veterans in Agriculture”

with small discussion afterward

 

FREE LUNCH: RSVP emart@iastate.edu

Friday, July 1, 2016

11:30-1pm

Curtiss Hall Rm. 0009

June 21, 2016

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made two presentations June 12-14, 2016 at the National Farm Business Management Conference, Sioux Falls, SD:

June 21, 2016

Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Thoman Philpott, Mother Jones magazine on "Implications of Concentration in a World of Big Data."
 

June 21, 2016

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*

June 20, 2016

Kenny Liao, Xiaohong Zhu, Zhixia MaCongrats 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!

June 20, 2016

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by Karen Angel, Bloomberg Business, on long-term land tenure changes in the Midwest.

June 16, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlNeil 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."

June 13, 2016

The Spring 2016 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.

June 13, 2016

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.

June 13, 2016

Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkePaper Presentation:  Edelman, Mark  and Sandra Charvat Burke. "Solidarity Microfinance: A Case Study Demonstration of Building Dialogue and Opportunity with Peer-Group Lending Using Grameen Methods."

June 13, 2016

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was quoted in an article in the Muscatine Journal, about information on farmland leasing questions.

June 09, 2016

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!

June 09, 2016

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


http://www.kauffman.org/microsites/kdf

June 08, 2016

Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a story by Jennifer Carrico in the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal about how corn exports add billions to the US economy.

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