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October 17, 2017

A $1.685 million gift by the Charles Koch Foundation was given to Iowa State's department of economics October 16, 2017.

October 12, 2017

Dean Wendy WintersteenWendy 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.

October 12, 2017

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.

October 11, 2017

Just a friendly reminder to get your flu vaccine through the Flu Shot Clinic going on now. It’s convenient, it’s quick, and it’s free!

Mon.– Fri., Oct. 20
9 am – 4 pm 
Room 205 TASF (Technical and Administrative Services Facility)

October 11, 2017

Neil HarlDr. 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.

October 11, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed on IPR's Morning Edition about how rescinding DACA would affect Iowa's economy.

October 10, 2017

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed Oct. 10, 2017 by the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network about his report on ARC and PLC payments in Iowa. Read the report.

October 04, 2017

Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeOn 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.  

October 04, 2017

Faculty:

This is the current information regarding course material adoption for Spring 2018 as it relates to the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Please consider the attached items about this policy and consider it as you prepare for spring 2018.

Please note Course Material Adoption Deadline is Oct. 6, 2017.

Faculty Info Course Materials

October 02, 2017

Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor did several recent interviews:

September 28, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a presentation on a panel at the 2017 Iowa Ideas Conference in Cedar Rapids Sept. 22, 2017. The issues discussed were the barriers and opportunities for beginning farmers to get started in farming.

September 28, 2017

Several openings posted on the AAEA Job Board for experienced and new Ph.D.s and M.S. graduates.

https://aaea.execinc.com/edibo/JobBoard

September 27, 2017

Joe KernsJoe 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.

September 27, 2017

Several members of CARD were quoted in an Iowa State Daily article about the potential effects on US agriculture in the case of cessation of US trade with China.

“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.

September 27, 2017

Mark EdelmanThe 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.

September 26, 2017

Neil HarlNeil 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.)

September 26, 2017

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.

September 26, 2017

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, gave an invited presentation, "Agent-Based Modeling Tools for Electric Power Market Design: Implications for Macro/Financial Policy."

September 26, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri 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.

September 26, 2017

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was quoted in an article in Gazette Iowa Ideas on how immigrants to Iowa account for more than 40 percent of the state's population growth.

September 26, 2017

2017 Landus scholarship recipientsLandus Cooperative, in collaboration with ISU's Department of Economics, recently awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships to freshman majoring in agricultural business.

September 21, 2017

Georgeanne Artz, Christian BoessenCongratulations to Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, and Christian Boessen, senior lecturer, who exchanged wedding vows August 29, 2017 at Ames City Hall.

September 21, 2017

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).

September 21, 2017

Cochran Fellowship Program visit to Iowa StateEight agricultural professional women from Nigeria are visiting Iowa State’s Global Programs and Economics Departments this week as part of the USDA’s Cochran Fellowship program.

September 21, 2017

Neil HarlNeil Harl, emeritus professor, was quoted in the article "Farmers and the Estate Tax Myth" in the September 20 Daily Yonder.

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