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September 26, 2017

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, gave an invited presentation, "Agent-Based Modeling Tools for Electric Power Market Design: Implications for Macro/Financial Policy."

September 26, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed in a story in Iowa Farmer Today about how local farm co-ops deal with a weak ag economy.

“The thinking is that (the strong balance sheets) will sustain them through a down period in agriculture,” says Keri Jacobs.

September 26, 2017

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was quoted in an article in Gazette Iowa Ideas on how immigrants to Iowa account for more than 40 percent of the state's population growth.

September 26, 2017

2017 Landus scholarship recipientsLandus Cooperative, in collaboration with ISU's Department of Economics, recently awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships to freshman majoring in agricultural business.

September 21, 2017

Georgeanne Artz, Christian BoessenCongratulations to Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, and Christian Boessen, senior lecturer, who exchanged wedding vows August 29, 2017 at Ames City Hall.

September 21, 2017

ISU recently received NSF funding to become an I-Corps site. Basically I-Corps is a program to grow and enhance our entrepreneurial ecosystem targeting graduate students and PostDocs. The program is team focused (Teams of 3 to 4) and involves training and other support for graduate students/Post Docs (working in a team with a faculty, known as an academic lead, and an entrepreneur mentor).

September 21, 2017

Cochran Fellowship Program visit to Iowa StateEight agricultural professional women from Nigeria are visiting Iowa State’s Global Programs and Economics Departments this week as part of the USDA’s Cochran Fellowship program.

September 21, 2017

Neil HarlNeil Harl, emeritus professor, was quoted in the article "Farmers and the Estate Tax Myth" in the September 20 Daily Yonder.

September 19, 2017

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announces the opening of the 2018 competition for two significant dissertation completion fellowships, and a fellowship opportunity for tenure-track junior faculty. These programs offer support for student and faculty work, in addition to the opportunity to join a seven-decade network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows. The 22,000 Woodrow Wilson Fellows are a select group with an impressive collective record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence.

September 19, 2017

Gabriel Lade, assistant professor, will be making two presentations in October, 2017:

Montana State University academic research seminar: "The Costs of Inefficient Regulation: Evidence from the Bakken"
Friday, Oct. 6

September 19, 2017

David Swenson, Liesl EathingtonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Anna Hensel, VentureBeat, about Swenson’s and Liesl Eathington’s study of high-skill occupations in Iowa.

September 18, 2017

Joshua RosenbloomDepartment Chair Joshua Rosenbloom was in Washington, DC Sept. 14, 2017 with other Agricultural Economics Department chairs to speak to members of Congress and their staffs about the value of agricultural economics research.

September 18, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, gave a presentation Sept. 15 on the cooperative business model in the U.S. and agricultural cooperatives in Iowa to a group of Nigerian women visiting Iowa.

September 18, 2017

IIC scholarship winnersThe Iowa Institute for Cooperatives has announced the recipients of the 2017 Iowa Institute for Cooperative Scholarships.

September 14, 2017

Iowa State University announces that a gift reported in January will result in a new endowment of approximately $145 million to support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The endowment is made possible through a gift from an anonymous donor couple of an equity stake in Curriculum Associates, LLC, which recently entered into a capital partnership.

September 14, 2017

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, plans to record an interview on Thursday with Dave Price, WHO-TV. Eathington will discuss an analysis she and Dave Swenson conducted on worker migration patterns in Iowa. The interview is scheduled to air Sunday morning on The Insiders.

 

September 13, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor was interviewed by Gene Lucht for a Sept. 23rd Iowa Farmer Today story on trends in Iowa's cooperatives, their financial health, and industry outlook.

September 13, 2017

David Swenson, Liesl EathingtonA shortage of high-skilled jobs is a primary factor driving Iowa’s brain drain, according to a new analysis by Iowa State University researchers.

September 13, 2017

Each summer since 2007, the NBER has commissioned a set of lectures on econometric methodology as part of their Summer Institute conference. This year, the topic was "Linking Records in Large Administrative Data Sets." Three speakers -- John Abowd from Cornell and the US Census Bureau, Martha Bailey from the University of Michigan, and Joseph Ferrie from Northwestern -- addressed both conceptual issues in matching large data sets, as well as practical issues concerned with the use of decennial Census files and other large household or firm surveys. Their lectures are available at:

September 12, 2017

Computer lab, 68 Heady HallThis summer, the computer lab in 68 Heady was renovated with new carpet, paint and four large 70- and 80-inch monitors. Gone are the old-school carrels arranged in stiff, straight rows.

September 12, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Jeff Stein, KXEL Radio news director, about the value of state and local economic development subsidies for job growth in Iowa.

September 12, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, will speak at the 20th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference to be held on Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Intercontinental Riverfront in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.

September 12, 2017

Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor, gave an invited seminar, "Converting CO2 Emissions, Coal and Biomass to Valuable Liquid Hydrocarbons," to the Secretary's delegation workshop, Ministry of Coal, Government of India at the 4th Post Combustion Carbon Capture Conference on Sept. 6, 2017.

September 12, 2017

Dermot Hayes and Wendong Zhang with China Consul General, Hong LeiDermot Hayes, professor,  and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, hosted China's Consul General Hong Lei at the Memorial Union on Sept. 11, 2017, to discuss the collaboration of the economics department with the Chinese Academy of Ag Sciences to set up a center at Iowa State to study China ag policy.

September 11, 2017

Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, believes we’d all be better off if we understood which types of tax law changes help the economy and which do not.

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