Economics Faculty Note: Changes the Dean of Students Office implemented in the fall 2017. This information relates to when they are communicating for students in emergency situations and/or when they’ve experienced a temporary injury that may impact participation in their coursework.
Dermot Hayes has seen his share of change during 31 years of studying trade and exports at Iowa State University. During that time, the U.S. transitioned from a net pork importer to a world-class exporter, and Hayes participated in that evolution. He helped pave the way for the U.S. pork industry’s leadership in exports by identifying emerging markets and serving as ambassador on countless trade missions.
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Spring 2018 Call for Proposals, due March 15
Now that the spring semester is underway, we wanted to remind you that Iowa State University is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers, and the Institutional Membership provides all grad students, post-docs, and faculty with access to NCFDD’s member resources.
As an Institutional Member, you have access to the following resources at no cost to you:
The Honors Program seeks proposals for Honors Seminars to be offered in Fall 2018. These are 1- or 2-credit courses, graded Satisfactory/Fail, that explore various topics of current or special interest. Enrollment usually limited to 17, and a grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development of the instructor(s).
David Swenson, associate scientist, had multiple recent media interviews:
The National Bureau of Economic Research's Summer Institute is a three-week gathering of applied economists that takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts during July each year. All NBER research programs sponsor meetings during the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute typically includes a number of relatively informal meetings that bring together researchers working on a narrowly-focused topic. Each December, the NBER issues a call for papers in connection with the upcoming Summer Institute.
Abstract deadline: March 19, 2018
Iowa State classes will not meet and the economics department offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, to observe the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Please note that the deadline for the next round of Foreign Travel Grants (covering primarily travel from May 16, 2018 through January 16, 2019) to reach the CALS office is March 19. To ensure adequate time for chair approval please be sure to submit your applications to Joshua no later than March 5.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media interviews:
Erin Murphy, Lee Enteprises, about his research on whether Iowa has critical skills shortages.
A reminder that the process for adding your working papers to the departments working paper series and having it deposited in the ISU Libraries online repository is very simple. From this page in the department web site https://www.econ.iastate.edu/working-papers
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor presented at the Women in Ag Leadership conference Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.
Livestock producers who purchase feeder cattle or weaned pigs plus the feed, and then sell finished animals at a specific point in time, take on a significant amount of both input and output price risk.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Clay Masters, Iowa Public Radio, about the influence of farming on overall state total income and on state tax revenues.
Happy Holidays from Heady Hall!
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a story in Agrimoney about the results from the 2018 ISU Land Value Survey, released in November.
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Amy Brandau, academic adviser, and her work with ag business and economics undergrad students, was recently featured in STORIES magazine.