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October 12, 2021

Jackson NovakJackson Novak, economics senior, was selected as a session chair for the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank's virtual 15th Annual Economic Scholars Program Conference for Undergraduate Research, Oct. 22, 2021.

October 12, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, recently had an interview with Art Cullen, Storm Lake Times, about why Iowa’s labor supply shrank more than the nation during the pandemic.

October 12, 2021

Jiwon Lee, Lee SchulzJiwon Lee, PhD job market candidate, and Lee Schulz, associate professor, had their article, "Swine producer willingness to pay for Tier 1 disease risk mitigation under multifaceted ambiguity," published in Agribusiness: An International Journal.

October 12, 2021

Ron DeiterRon Deiter, emeritus professor, gave an invited presentation on Oct. 13 to the ISU Sports Business Club on “The Economics of New NIL Rules in Collegiate Sports.”

 

October 12, 2021

Bobby MartensThe Iowa Institute for Cooperatives has provided support for an endowed professorship presented to Bobby Martens, associate professor, who joined the Department of Economics Aug. 16, 2021.

October 11, 2021

Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, collaborated on a study that looked at the significant but manageable challenges to the seven Iowa communities where coal-fueled power plants are located. The study, titled “The Economic, Fiscal, and Social Impacts of Utility-Owned Coal-Fired Power Plants in Iowa,” commissioned by the Iowa Environmental Council, analyzed the economic impact of the power plants to help local community leaders prepare for the future.

October 11, 2021

Wendong Zhang, Sergio LenceA new paper, "Are Expert Opinions Accurate? Panel Data Evidence from the Iowa Land Value Survey," by Wendong Zhang, associate professor, and Sergio Lence, professor, was published in Land Economics.

October 11, 2021

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for an Oct. 11 Brownfield Ag News for America story, "Farmland Prices Hitting Unprecedented Levels."

October 06, 2021

Godpower, Bhandari, ArbuckleMany members of the department are already familiar with the three students helping Christopher in IT this year. The team has been answering questions and solving issues to keep the department's technology humming.

October 06, 2021

A recent Agricultural Policy Review report by Seung Cho, Jun Lee and John Winters was cited in an Oct. 5 Daily Yonder story, "Why Rural is Hard to Define."

October 05, 2021

Killinger talkSeveral members of the Economics Club attended a lecture by Kerry and Linda Killinger Sept. 29 in the Memorial Union Sun Room.

September 30, 2021

Ron Deiter, emeritus professor, gave an invited presentation Sept 28 to the Department of Animal Science graduating senior class on “Selling Principles from Econ 236 Everyone Can Use.”

 

September 30, 2021

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, is leading a project that aims to understand nutrient impacts on rural and lower-income communities.

September 29, 2021

Desire Kedagni, Kyunghoon BanA paper by Desire Kedagni, assistant professor, "Nonparametric Bounds on Treatment Effects with Imperfect Instruments'' (joint with Kyunghoon Ban), has been accepted for publication in The Econometrics Journal. Kyunghoon Ban is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the department.

September 29, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a Sept. 28 Gazette story, "Can Iowa businesses use 401(k)s, other benefits as a recruitment lure?" about businesses using 401Ks and other benefits to recruit new employees.

September 28, 2021

Christopher Pudenz, Lee SchulzChristopher Pudenz, PhD student, and Lee Schulz, associate professor, had an article, “Packer Procurement, Structural Change, and Moving Average Basis Forecasts: Lessons from the Fed Dairy Cattle Industry,” published in the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

September 27, 2021

Gary LynGary Lyn, assistant professor, presented his paper, "Market Adaptation to Climate Change in Dynamic Spatial General Equilibrium," at the prestigious 2021 Ron Jones International Trade and Macroeconomics Workshop Sept. 23-24 at the University of Rochester.

September 23, 2021

Bobby MartensBobby Martens, associate professor, was quoted in a Sept. 22 IHODL story, "Iowa Grain Giant Faces Crypto Ransomware Attack."

September 22, 2021

Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor emerita, gave the keynote address at the Social Simulation Conference (Virtual), sponsored by the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) Sept. 20-24, 2021.

September 22, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, had several recent media contacts:

Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register, about the latest job report for Iowa.

September 22, 2021

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor made an invited presentation to the 2nd Workshop on Agricultural Risk Management organized by the University of Buenos Aires and the Argentine National Institute of Agricultural Technology on Sept. 17.

September 22, 2021

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a Sept. 21 Washington Post story, "Russian hackers target Iowa grain co-op in $5.9 million ransomware attack."

September 21, 2021

Rachel Ross, Will FeuchtRachel Ross, ag bus junior and Will Feucht, ag bus senior, are 2021 Iowa Institute for Cooperatives scholarship recipients. 

The awards were given to fulltime students at two- and four-year colleges or universities who had work experience or an internship at an Iowa Institute for Cooperatives member cooperative.

September 21, 2021

Wendong Zhang, Terry BranstadWendong Zhang, associate professor, presented at the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2021 Leadership Institute Friday, Sept. 17. He presented on Inside Perspectives of China and Trade, along with former governor of Iowa and former U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad.

September 21, 2021

ISU WellBeing is once again partnering with Ames Lab Occupational Medicine to provide flu vaccinations to eligible ISU employees. The vaccine is provided at no cost as a service through ISU WorkLife and WellBeing. 

This year flu vaccinations will be available

Mon., Oct. 4-Fri., Oct.15 from 9:00am-4:00pm
State Gym, south gym

Here are some tips to help make your flu vaccination go smoothly and safely:

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