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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.
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
Cale 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.
Samuel 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.
Gary 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.
Statistician 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.
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.
Dave Swenson, research scientist, was quoted in a recent Newsweek article, “John Deere Workers Hit the Picket Lines as Company Expected to Report Record Profits.”
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, co-authored a new article published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
Director, Office of Farm and Ranch Transition
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Alejandro 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."
Bertan 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.
Sam 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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth 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.
Peter 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.
The 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.