It is once again time to request information about any lobbying activity in which you may have engaged. Please review the message below regarding activities that must be reported. You can find a memo from Wendy Wintersteen, definitions of lobbying and a reporting form to be used if any of your activities qualify by following this link: https://iastate.box.com/v/Lobbying .
Bertan Turhan, assistant professor, presented his paper, "Designing Matching Mechanisms for India with Comprehensive Affirmative Action Constraints," at two recent conferences:
At the invited Market Design Session in the Southern Economic Association Conference on November 25, 2019.
Chad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a Dec. 12 Marketplace.org story, "These are the states benefiting the most from the $28 billion farm bailout."
Gary Lyn, assistant professor, presented his paper, "Grounded by Gravity: A Well-Behaved Model with Industry-Level Economies of Scale," at an invited session on Globalization and Productivity at the Southern Economic Association Conference on November 25, 2019.
The Department of Economics hosted its annual holiday party on Weds., Dec. 11, 2019 in 368A Heady Hall.
Many faculty, staff and friends seized the opportunity to gather and celebrate the holidays and end of semester, and to enjoy a delicious lunch.
Congratulations to second year Ph.D. student Timothy "Jake" Smith and Lauren Johnson, who were married Saturday, Dec. 7, in Des Moines!
At his 2019 Iowa State University Land Value Survey press conference Wednesday, Dec. 11, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor for CARD, announced that Iowa farmland value grew 2.3% in 2019, barely exceeding inflation. The press conference, held at 10 a.m.
Christopher Pudenz, second year Ph.D. student, was chosen to receive the 2019 Tim Galm Graduate Scholarship in Agricultural Economics. The $5,000 scholarship rewards promising Department of Economics graduate students with a focus on Agricultural Economics.
If you are planning to submit funding requests for your research and other projects before the end of the year or in early January, please let Lisa Stephany know as soon as you can. She is available to assist all economics faculty and staff (both CALS and LAS) with their external funding needs for research and projects.
From a Nov. 26 story in MSN, Money:
The National Pork Producers Council released the forecast on Tuesday as they pressed the Trump administration to emphasize access for pork products in ongoing talks with Beijing for a partial trade agreement.
Assistant Professor Wendong Zhang was quoted in the Nov. 20 National Interest Online blog article, "MSNBC/Washington Post Debate: Democrats Will Battle Over These Important Economic Issues."
Please consider applying for the Miller Faculty Fellowship funding. The internal funding provides resources for faculty to enhance their scholarly work in the undergraduate programs of the university and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning.
Associate scientist David Swenson talked with the following reporters:
Kate Payne, Iowa Public Radio, about Iowa’s ag machinery manufacturing sector and the degree to which poor ag-sector profits explain recent layoffs.