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July 25, 2019

Deb McKayDeb McKay, cost center manager for Econ, Soc, and CARD, is resigning from Iowa State effective Friday, August 2, 2019. She has been an ISD cost center manager since July 1, and prior to that worked as an administrative specialist for Sociology in East Hall for a total of 40 years. Be sure to stop in and wish her well in her well-deserved retirement!

July 25, 2019

Michaela EdenMichaela Eden, incoming master student of ag economics at Kansas State University, is one of the students working this summer at Iowa State as a George Washington Carver Research Intern.

July 23, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had the following media contacts this week:

July 22, 2019

Lydia RichardsLydia Richards, a recent UNI graduate, started today as the new student services specialist in the undergrad office.

July 19, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed in a July 18th Ames Tribune story on the effect passage of the proposed USMCA would have on Iowa farmers.

July 17, 2019

SCHEDULED Parking Lot Closure Notice  - Lot 48B - east side of Heady & East Hall
START DATE: Monday, 07/15/2019
END DATE: Saturday, 07/27/2019 5:00 PM
WHY: install new, underground electrical service for Heady Hall
COORDINATOR: Mike Parsons at mparsons@iastate.edu or 290-6025

July 17, 2019

From Arne Hallam:

July 17, 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy is pleased to announce new funding opportunities for small business research. The Office of Advocacy regularly funds economic research on small business issues, and is currently seeking research proposals in six areas: bank formation, cyber security, entrepreneur demographics, population dynamics, veteran entrepreneurship, and miscellaneous small business topics. 

July 16, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted on "8 Things to Remember about China," published in Successful Farming July 17, 2019.

July 15, 2019

Iowa State University attracted $469 million of total external funding for the fiscal year ending June 30. That’s a 7.9 percent decrease from fiscal year 2018’s record total of $509.2 million.

July 15, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a July 12th story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "Foreigners get large slice of pork aid."

July 15, 2019

Researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University have created a new online tool to help Corn Belt farmers predict corn crop yields, harvested acreage, and total production, as reported in the High Plains Journal, July 13, 2019.

July 15, 2019

CARD Spring 2019 Ag Policy ReviewThe Spring 2019 CARD Agricultural Policy Review is now available.

Visit CARD's website.

July 15, 2019

Dr. Joydeep BhattacharyaJoydeep Bhattacharya, professor, has had his article "Intergenerational debt dynamics without tears," published in the Review of Economic Dynamics. The coauthor is Torben M. Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark.

July 15, 2019

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, will collaborate with Donna Ginther, University of Kansas professor of economics and interim director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research, who was awarded a $236,790 National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of research funding on research outputs.

July 11, 2019

Co-op research by Keri Jacobs, associate professor, was cited in a July 10th story on Feedstuffs.com, "Farm co-op consolidation shifting to offensive."

July 11, 2019

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, with Ying Huang, has had the article, “Life cycle models of women’s body mass index and probability of being obese: Evidence from panel data,” accepted for publication in the journal Agricultural Economics.

July 11, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, is part of the effort to aid the community's recovery from an EF-3 tornado in Marshalltown July, 2018.

July 11, 2019

Christopher Pudenz, Dr. Lee SchulzChris Pudenz, graduate student, Lee Schulz, associate professor, and CJ Rademacher, recently had an article published in the Journal of Swine Health and Production.

July 10, 2019

Donna Otto, secretary to the chair, has a new phone number and address effective Friday, July 12: 294-8835 and 266A Heady Hall. Her email remains the same: dotto@iastate.edu.

July 09, 2019

Water is one of our most valued resources–without it, there would be no life. Degradation of water quality and increased flooding in some areas in the state are often sourced from cities and farms that are managed without watershed management in mind. Water touches all disciplines, requiring many perspectives to solve complex water resource management problems, making it a top priority for many interdisciplinary research opportunities.

July 09, 2019

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, spoke at the Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2019 Economic Summit June 28, 2019, in Des Moines.

July 09, 2019

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was interviewed on the July 5th NPR podcast The Indicator for the segment on the American economy at the time of the American revolution.

July 09, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a July 3 Bloomberg article about presidential candidates campaigning in Iowa.

July 02, 2019

Anni IsojaerviAnni Isojaervi, PhD student, presented a paper titled "Accounting for Gender and Racial Differences in Labor Market Outcomes" at the Society of Economic Dynamics 2019 meeting in St. Louis June 29-30, 2019.

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