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November 05, 2021

Bobby MartensBobby Martens, associate professor, was interviewed for a Nov. 3 KCCI story, "Fertilizer to be the latest victim of price spikes due to supply chain issues."

November 05, 2021

The Journal of Investing and the Mays Innovation Research Center are hosting the second annual Texas A&M Bitcoin Conference. This conference will be in person in College Station, Texas in the spring of 2022. This conference aims to host an interdisciplinary discussion of all aspects of Bitcoin that mixes research, business, and education. In honor of decentralization, registered attendees of the conference will vote to pick the best paper, which will receive a cash award of $5,000.

November 04, 2021

The AAEA International and Graduate Student Sections Present: A Panel on Non-Academic Jobs for Development Economists

Friday, Nov. 12, 2021
11 am – 12:30 pm EDT

November 02, 2021

Cale PellettCale Pellett, senior double majoring in ag business and economics, was one of ten students selected for Iowa State’s Cardinal Court. Two winners were announced at the Homecoming Pep Rally Friday, Oct. 22.

November 02, 2021

Samuel PetersSamuel Peters, MSAE student, has won the $2500 2021 Elroy Webster Co-operative Studies Scholarship. The Elroy Webster Cooperative Studies (EWCS) program provides a scholarship and honorary award to graduate students interested in the study of agricultural cooperatives.

November 02, 2021

Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor was cited in an Oct. 30 Hindustan Times story, "India needs time-use data for public health management."

November 02, 2021

Gary LynGary Lyn, assistant professor, presented his paper, “Market Adaptation to Climate Change in Dynamic Spatial General Equilibrium,” on Oct. 27 at the Empirical Trade Online Seminar.

October 29, 2021

Joydeep BhattacharyaJoydeep Bhattacharya, professor, was quoted as a source in a Politifact Iowa fact check of Ashley Hinson R-Iowa claiming that raising the national debt ceiling would give Democrats a blank check book to spend. 

October 28, 2021

Bill James, Peter OrazemStatistician and author Bill James spoke to the Iowa State University Economics Club Wednesday, Oct. 27 in 127 Curtiss Hall. The audience of about 70 club members and others listened to James speak on Sabermetrics, the statistical analysis of baseball.

October 28, 2021

The LAS college will soon be holding a vote to amend its governance document language with regard to the college DEI committee (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). More information will be upcoming soon via email.

October 27, 2021

David SwensonDave Swenson, research scientist,  was quoted in a recent Newsweek article, “John Deere Workers Hit the Picket Lines as Company Expected to Report Record Profits.”

October 27, 2021

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, co-authored a new article published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

October 27, 2021

Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for an Oct. 27 Yahoo News story, "Historic number of Iowa workers quit in August."

October 26, 2021

Director, Office of Farm and Ranch Transition
Manhattan KS

October 26, 2021

Assistant Extension Professor

October 25, 2021

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed for an Oct. 25 Reuters story, "Dollars in the dirt: Big Ag pays farmers for control of their soil-bound carbon."

October 25, 2021

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, Research Scientist, was interviewed on Radio Iowa Oct. 22 about the closing of TPI Composites in Newton, Iowa.

October 25, 2021

Bertan TurhanBertan Turhan, assistant professor, presented his paper, "How to De-reserve Reserves" (joint with Orhan Aygün) at the Latin American Meetings of Econometric Society, and the ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO'21) Oct. 5-9, 2021.

October 21, 2021

Peter Orazem, Sam SummersSam Summers ('06 economics, marketing) received the Distinguished Services for the Public Good Award from Iowa State’s Department of Economics at the 2021 LAS Alumni Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the ISU Alumni Center. The award recognizes outstanding alumni from the department, which is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

October 21, 2021

Effective Self Advocacy: External recognition for your career

Thursday, November 2, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Room 3560, MU

Join Kirsten Abel, SVPP Honors and Awards Coordinator, along with an expert panel to discuss External Recognition for Career Progression. This workshop will help with identifying resources and strategies to successfully position yourself to garner external recognitions. A panel of highly awarded faculty will share their strategies for success.

October 21, 2021

Resources for the Future (RFF) is currently hiring mid-career and senior-level scholars to join our research and policy engagement team. We are seeking candidates who can play an entrepreneurial leadership role in one or more of the following programs: comprehensive climate strategies, electric power, industry and fuels, and transportation. 

In addition, we seek an early-career expert in the nexus of transportation economics and policy and environmental outcomes.

October 18, 2021

Elizabeth HoffmanElizabeth Hoffman, professor, published an essay, based on a series of lectures she gave between May 2020 and May 2021, designed to educate friends, colleagues, and students about what they were experiencing. It is coauthored with Ann McMillan, a Canadian writer who turned her Power Point bullet points into prose, and Jeanette Grant, who filled in the history of ancient plagues.

October 18, 2021

Sergio LenceSergio Lence, professor, has had his article, "Liquidity and asset pricing: Evidence from the Chinese stock markets," published in the North American Journal of Economics and Finance.

October 18, 2021

Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for stories on the UAW strike on Deere and the impact this will have on the farm equipment supply chain.

October 12, 2021

Wendong ZhangThe relationship between the United States and China may be at its lowest point in recent history, but both countries continue to need each other to achieve strategic goals in agriculture, food production and food security.

This message reverberates through a new policy report, “Finding Firmer Ground: The role of Agricultural Cooperation in US.–China Relations” by Wendong Zhang, associate professor of economics at Iowa State University, and Minghao Li, assistant professor of economics, applied statistics and international business at New Mexico State University.

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