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Jackson 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.
David 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.
Ron 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.”
The 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.
Peter 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.
A 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.
Many 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.
Several members of the Economics Club attended a lecture by Kerry and Linda Killinger Sept. 29 in the Memorial Union Sun Room.
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.”
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, is leading a project that aims to understand nutrient impacts on rural and lower-income communities.
A 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.
David 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.
Christopher 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.
Leigh 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.
David Swenson, research scientist, had several recent media contacts:
Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register, about the latest job report for Iowa.
Alejandro 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.
Rachel 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.
Wendong 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.
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: