A $1.685 million gift by the Charles Koch Foundation was given to Iowa State's department of economics October 16, 2017.
Wendy Wintersteen, the dean of Iowa State University’s agriculture college for the past 11 years, is the fourth finalist for the top job at the Ames institution.
The NBER project on the Economics of Digitization will hold a meeting from noon Feb. 28, 2018 through the end of day on March 2, 2017. On February 28 and March 1, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students.
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Mon.– Fri., Oct. 20
9 am – 4 pm
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Dr. Neil E. Harl was interviewed on NPR Oct. 10 on the wisdom of repealing the federal estate tax. Under current rules, a couple owning less than $11,000,000 in assets can escape the tax completely. Those owning more are taxed on a scale up to a 40 percent rate. As would be expected, the super wealthy favor repeal.
On Sept. 19, 2017, the U.S. Treasury announced 2017 Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund Awards which included an $80,580 Technical Assistance grant for Iowa Community Capital (ICC) to explore new financial products and new markets in serving target low-income populations in Iowa and collaborating states.
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Please note Course Material Adoption Deadline is Oct. 6, 2017.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor did several recent interviews:
Several openings posted on the AAEA Job Board for experienced and new Ph.D.s and M.S. graduates.
Joe Kerns ('86 ag business) risk management consultant and president of Kerns and Associates, will present the 2017 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 5 at Iowa State University.
“Ceasing trade with China would have a major short-term impact on agricultural markets. China is one of our top two markets, going back and forth with Canada, with a rough value of $20 billion per year in ag trade,” Hart said.
The Business Record reports that last week Senator Grassley's office informed Mark Edelman, professor, that the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration has approved a Seed Fund Support Grant for $300,000 over 3 years to support the $600,000 project called the Iowa Rural Equity Project.
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was quoted in an article in the September 22, 2017 U.S. News & World Report.
"Limos Not Tractors," focuses on the repeal of the Federal Estate tax. (Harl is opposed to the repeal for several reasons and has been widely quoted on the issue.)
Dr. Junjie Sun ('06 PhD economics) was recently promoted to Deputy Directory of the Market Risk Analysis Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within the US Department of the Treasury.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, gave an invited presentation, "Agent-Based Modeling Tools for Electric Power Market Design: Implications for Macro/Financial Policy."
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed in a story in Iowa Farmer Today about how local farm co-ops deal with a weak ag economy.
“The thinking is that (the strong balance sheets) will sustain them through a down period in agriculture,” says Keri Jacobs.
Landus Cooperative, in collaboration with ISU's Department of Economics, recently awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships to freshman majoring in agricultural business.
ISU recently received NSF funding to become an I-Corps site. Basically I-Corps is a program to grow and enhance our entrepreneurial ecosystem targeting graduate students and PostDocs. The program is team focused (Teams of 3 to 4) and involves training and other support for graduate students/Post Docs (working in a team with a faculty, known as an academic lead, and an entrepreneur mentor).