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Congratulations to two economics department students who were recently elected to the Iowa State University CALS Council executive team. Julia Quisley, ag business senior (far left in photo) was elected secretary, and Colton Moore, (far right) ag business junior, treasurer.
A study by John Winters, professor, and Jun Yeong Lee, PhD candidate, reveals the ratio of immigrants who are self-employed vs. paid-employed is much higher in parts of the country with warmer January temperatures (i.e., the South) and lower in colder areas (i.e., the Midwest).
Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed for "Economists answer carbon market questions," in the Dec. 22 edition of The Neighbor.
Lee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 3 Citizen Tribune story, "Strong livestock prices should hold in 2022, economist says."
John Lawrence, Iowa State University vice president for extension and outreach, was part of the Farm to Table Task Force commissioned during the 2021 state legislative session to identify strategies to improve the farm-to-table supply chain in Iowa, with a special focus on increasing sales to institutional purchasers, including schools.
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 1 KIWA story, "Profile of farm owners in Iowa hasn’t changed much."
David Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed by Donnelle Eller for a Jan. 3 Des Moines Register story about the impending layoffs of 710 workers at TPI Composites in Newton.
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"The unemployment rate for 2022 will depend on COVID variants and policy responses, and there is much uncertainty in those. That said, the economy is currently quite strong and I expect that will likely continue through 2022. I think we will be close to the pre-pandemic unemployment rate of 3.5% by the end of 2022."
With passports in hand and suitcases in tow, two groups of students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences boarded planes to study abroad during Iowa State University’s fall break. The faculty-led program to the United Arab Emirates provided students opportunities to witness international agriculture and develop a global perspective of the industry.
Assistant Professor of Economics
The Economics Department at the Stern School of Business, New York University, has an opening for two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Economics, in any field, the position starting in September 2022.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD, or candidates must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation prior to appointment, and are expected to be productive researchers and effective teachers at undergraduate, MBA and PhD levels.
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Bertan Turhan, assistant professor, made two recent presentations of his research article, "How to De-reserve Reserves: Admissions to Technical Colleges in India" (joint with Orhan Aygun), at two virtual conferences.
Bobby Martens, associate professor, was asked by Chief Economist Robin Anderson and the Iowa Department of Revenue Director Kraig Paulsen to moderate the newly developed State of Iowa Chief Economist’s Council.
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, announced the findings of the annual survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at a press conference Dec. 14.
David Swenson, research scientist, was quoted in a Dec. 8 KCCI story, "US EPA's new biofuel blending targets spark controversy."
Economics department members attended the Goodies & Giving Get-together held in 260 Heady on Thurs., Dec. 9. Along with friendly banter, folks enjoyed a variety of hot beverages and tasty baked goods.
Iowa State is partnering again with Hy-Vee to offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at State Gym Wednesday, Dec. 15 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Hy-Vee will have the Pfizer vaccine (first, second, third doses and booster shots) as well as the flu vaccine available for ISU faculty, staff and students.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone 18 years and older get a COVID-19 booster shot. Clinical trials have shown boosters increase immunity.
Heady Hall Office Hours
Dec. 20 - Dec. 22, 2021 AND Jan. 3 - 14, 2022
7:30 - 4 pm
Dec. 23, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
The main office and undergraduate office will be closed and locked.
In case of emergency during this period, contact the Department of Public Safety at 515-294-4428, or in a true emergency dial 911.
Lee Schulz, associate professor, recorded an interview with the Market Journal about hog and beef demand, prices, and supply chain issues in the livestock commodities for this year and into next year as well. The interview was shot in the News Service broadcast studio.
Chad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a Dec. 7 Maquoqueta Sentinel-Press story, "Big yields, strong prices mean high cotton for farmers."
A new study by Iowa State University economists found that lake recreation activities in Iowa drove over $1 billion in spending in the state in 2019.