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February 20, 2020

Matt CarstensFollowing a nationwide search, the Landus Cooperative board of directors introduced Matt Carstens ('96 ag business) as Chief Executive Officer for the farmer-owned cooperative.

February 20, 2020

Anand ShankarA recent research article by first-year Ph.D. student Anand Shankar (co-authored with Rekha Misra) was quoted in a Feb. 13 Live Mint article, "The dangers of India’s rising tariff walls." Live Mint is a major Indian business newspaper.

February 18, 2020

Students are encouraged to activate the cybersecurity feature known as multifactor authentication (MFA) for their ISU login.

February 18, 2020

There will be a scheduled building electrical service interruption on the Tuesday of Spring Break for: 

Heady and East Hall 
Tuesday, March 17
from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm

February 18, 2020

David SwensonDave Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in several media outlets recently:

February 17, 2020

Interested faculty and administrators: Discover how you can make an impact abroad

Fulbright Scholar Program Workshop
Thursday, April 9, 2020
3226 Memorial Union
Space is limited; please RSVP by April 1

February 17, 2020

Dr. Gary LynGary Lyn, assistant professor, presented his paper "Grounded by Gravity: A Well-Behaved Model with Industry-Level Economies of Scale" at an invited session on Globalization and Productivity at the Southern Economic Association Conference on November 25, 2019.

February 14, 2020

Gene LeeGrad student Jun Yeong Lee and his wife, Sunhyung Cho, welcomed their first child into the world Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7:09 am.

February 13, 2020

Dr. Ebby LuvagaEbby Luvaga, associate teaching professor, has assumed the role of coordinator for the International Agriculture Secondary Major for all CALS majors.

February 13, 2020

We are pleased to welcome Karen Kovarik to the staff of the department's main office Monday, Feb. 17th. Karen moves to the administrative assistant position from her role as procurement specialist with the ISD, and as systems support specialist and assistant to the director of CARD prior to that.

February 13, 2020

Open Education Mini-Grant
Proposal deadline: April 15, 2020

A grant opportunity is available for all employees with teaching responsibilities at Iowa State University. The Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program is an initiative co-sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost (SVPP), the University Library, and the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT). 

February 12, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a Feb. 11 Clinton Herald story, "Economist: Iowa needs new policies to save rural areas."

February 11, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, is part of a new university committee established by President Wendy Wintersteen to improve sustainability at Iowa State.

February 11, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a Feb. 10 New Republic story, "How Ditching the Iowa Caucus Could Remake the Biofuels Debate."

February 10, 2020

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaA study led by Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, on cover crop use by farmers, was cited in a Feb. 7 story on KMAland radio.

February 10, 2020

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was interviewed for a Feb. 7 Business Record story, "NOTEBOOK: What would it mean for the state’s economy if Iowa loses its first-in-the-nation status?"

February 05, 2020

Dr. Joydeep BhattacharyaJoydeep Bhattacharya, professor, had his research article, "Resolving intergenerational conflict over the environment under the pareto criterion," published in the March 2020 edition of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

February 05, 2020

Economics of Information Technology and Digitization
July 16 and 17, 2020
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Paper submission deadline: March 18, 2020

February 04, 2020

IPUMS is accepting applications for the IPUMS CPS Summer Data Workshop occurring May 18-20, 2020 at IPUMS HQ in Minneapolis, MN.

February 04, 2020

The NBER's Project on the Economics of AI, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will hold its fourth annual meeting in Toronto on 24-25 September 2020. Papers and video from the 2019 conference are available at https://www.economicsofai.com/nber-conference-toronto-2019.  The meeting will be co-organized by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb, all of the University of Toronto and NBER, and Catherine Tucker of MIT and NBER.

Submission deadline: June 1, 2020

February 03, 2020

Dr. Dudley LuckettDudley Luckett, Emeritus Professor, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, passed away January 24, 2020.

February 03, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a Jan. 30 Ottumwa Courier story, "Restoring habitat helps build Iowa farms," about the federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

February 03, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a Jan. 31 Yahoo Finance story, "Democrats Claim the Economy Needs Work. Here's a Breakdown of the Early Primary States."

February 03, 2020

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

Beatriz Navarro, La Vanguardia (Spain), on the economy and which parts of the state (and industries) were more dependent on immigrants than others.

January 31, 2020

The NBER and the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) seek to promote professional interactions among producers and users of government economic statistics. To that end, in summer 2020 the NBER's Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program and the CRIW will jointly sponsor a workshop to be held Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The workshop organizers are Katharine Abraham, Susanto Basu, Nick Bloom and Carol Corrado.

Submission deadline: March 18, 2020

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