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October 25, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangThe editors of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics have nominated Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, to the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Board as an associate editor of the journal for a four-year term beginning January 2020 and ending in December 2023.

October 24, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for an Oct. 23 story in Agri-Pulse, "Tariffs, trade tensions threaten growth in key US ethanol markets."

October 24, 2019

When requesting that an ISD Procurement and Expense Specialist complete an expense report on your behalf, please use the Travel Reimbursement Form, a standard document to organize and communicate the necessary expense information.

October 22, 2019

Thomas SchenkThomas Schenk ('07 MS economics), former chief data officer and director of analytics and performance management for the city of Chicago, spoke on the subject at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union.

October 21, 2019

Brooke Beinhart, Rachel GroberThe 2020 Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders program has selected 16 sophomore finalists from six universities to participate as finalists for one of six emerging leader positions.

October 21, 2019

Trey Boyle, Hunter Crawford, Lilian SwansonHomecoming on Iowa State University’s central is an exciting time of year. Central campus is filled with activity and Cyclone spirit. Homecoming is a week of competition for events such as Blue Sky 5k run, Yell Like Hell and Cardinal and Gold Tournaments.

October 21, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, contributed to a book chapter just published by Yale University Press.

October 21, 2019

Lisa StephanyLisa Stephany is part of the Pre-Award support team for econ, CARD, and sociology.  Her primary responsibility is to provide support for faculty and staff with unified proposal support services (finding funding, budget development, Gold Sheet and Cardinal Sheet completion and routing, submission prep) and resources such as checklists and templates and to strengthen research development functions across the University.

October 18, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for an Oct. 18 Iowa Farmer Today article, "States test readiness for disease outbreak."

October 17, 2019

Dr. Gary LynGary Lyn, assistant professor, was invited to give a Department Seminar, "Grounded by Gravity: A Well-Behaved Model with Industry-Level Economies of Scale," at the University of New Hampshire Economics Department on Oct. 4, 2019.

October 17, 2019

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, spoke at "The Future of Work: University of Kansas" conference Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

October 16, 2019

Center for Retirement Research at Boston

Sandell Grant Program

  • Sandell Grants provide the opportunity for junior or non-tenured scholars to pursue research on retirement or disability policy.  The program is open to scholars in all disciplines. 
  • Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects.
  • Proposal guidelines are available online.

Dissertation Fellowship Program

October 16, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a WHOTV.com story, "ISU Professor Breaks Down Tentative Trade Deal with China," Oct.14 on the China trade agreement announced this week.

October 14, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed in the October 11 Des Moines Register story, "Project Bluejay: All signs point to Amazon being the mystery company behind $250 million Bondurant development."

October 14, 2019

2019-20 Ph.D. Job Market Candidates page is now online. The following grad students are on the job market this year:

October 11, 2019

Dr. Edward BalistreriEdward Balistreri, associate professor, was interviewed for the article, "Economist: Trade war will cost average Nebraska family $600 per year," in the Oct. 10 Lincoln Journal Star on his recent model on the cost to Nebraska households from the administration's trade war with China.

October 11, 2019

EllieMae MillenkampAg bus senior EllieMae Millenkamp has earned a spot to compete on NBC's The Voice on the program aired this week. Originally from Jerome, Idaho, where she was raised on a dairy farm, Millenkamp was chosen by judge Blake Shelton after hearing her sing. The Des Moines Register, October 8, 2019.

October 10, 2019

Spring Break Domestic Travel Course to Seattle
Wednesday, March 11, returning Saturday, March 21

Exploring Cooperative Businesses in the Pacific Northwest

Instructor: Dr. Keri Jacobs, Economics, kljacobs@iastate.edu

October 10, 2019

Glen SmithAlumnus and chair of the Farm Credit Administration, Glen R. Smith ('79 ag business), shared his experiences with two econ classes learning about cooperatives and agricultural finance on Oct 3rd.

October 10, 2019

LAS students and faculty:

Applications for the Spring, 2020, Dean’s High Impact Awards for Undergraduate Research are open. Student awards are $1,200.00 for the semester and faculty mentors can apply for $500.00 to help with any costs for the project. The application portal will close on November 15, 2019.

October 10, 2019

The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) welcomes proposals on race and ethnicity.

Proposal requirements

1. Title

2. Abstract of 200 words or less to be used in the conference program

3. Presenter(s) information:

October 09, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, is a co-PI on a project that has received a $2 million USDA NIFA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) grant.

October 09, 2019

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, is co-PI on an Iowa State-led team winning a multi-state (Iowa, California, Kentucky) NIFA grant for $2 million. Plastina will lead the economic analysis portion across the three states.

October 08, 2019

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was interviewed for an October 8th Des Moines Register story, "Ankeny, West Des Moines top 65,000 residents."  The American Community Survey’s one year estimates show the city's (Des Moines) population was 216,993 in 2018, compared

October 07, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in the Oct. 7 The Gazette story, "Iowa farmers calling it quits could increase, economists say." “Farmers can’t continue to do that. So it does create stress and it does create the probability that more of those operations are going to go under,” said Swenson.

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