December 18, 2019

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented the paper, "Identifying Marginal Treatment Effects in the Presence of Sample Selection," co-authored with Desire Kedagni and Vitor Possebom:

December 17, 2019

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: . 

December 16, 2019

Dr. Bertan TurhanBertan 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.

December 16, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a Dec. 12 story, "These are the states benefiting the most from the $28 billion farm bailout."

December 13, 2019

Dr. Gary LynGary 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.

December 12, 2019

Amy Emmett, Donna OttoThe 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.

See the photos.

December 11, 2019

Jake Smith and Lauren JohnsonCongratulations to second year Ph.D. student Timothy "Jake" Smith and Lauren Johnson, who were married Saturday, Dec. 7, in Des Moines! 

December 11, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangAt 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.

December 11, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor was quoted in a Dec. 10 Quad-City Times story, "Ag community hopeful USMCA trade deal developments lead to bill signing."

December 11, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in a Dec. 10 Quad-City Times story, "Ag community hopeful USMCA trade deal developments lead to bill signing."

December 11, 2019

2019 Fall Economics UPDATE newsletter now available online.

Fall 2019 Update Newsletter

December 10, 2019

Chris PudenzChristopher 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.

December 10, 2019

A study published by Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was cited in a story, "More ag banks slide into red as trade war drags on," on on Dec. 5, 2019.

December 10, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a Dec. 5, 2019, Ag News Feed story, "Japan pushes trade deal through; U.S. red meat to get improved access."

December 02, 2019

Lisa StephanyIf 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.

December 02, 2019

David SwensonResearch done by David Swenson, associate scientist, was cited in a Nov. 27 Time magazine story, "They're Trying to Wipe Us Off the Map.' Small American Farmers Are Nearing Extinction."

December 02, 2019

Dr. Helen JensenHelen Jensen, emeritus professor, was quoted in a Nov. 29 High Plains Public Radio story, "Some States Would Gain, Others Lose Under Proposed Changes to SNAP."

December 02, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangThe trade conflict had exposed the danger of China’s dependence on US imports, said Zhang Wendong, an assistant economics professor at Iowa State University, according to a Nov. 30 South China Morning Post story, "China fears trade conflicts, climate change could pose threat to food security."

November 27, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesA special Nov. 25 Successful Farming story highlights how Dermot Hayes, professor, was instrumental in promoting the acceptance of contract hog feeding in Iowa in the late 1980s. 

November 26, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesFrom 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.

November 25, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangAssistant 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."

November 25, 2019


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.

November 25, 2019

David SwensonAssociate 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.

November 21, 2019

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Wendiam SawadgoAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Wendiam Sawadgo, 5th year Ph.D. student, presented on Farmland Ownership and Environmental Impacts at the Annual Agriculture Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.


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