The fifth annual NBER Economics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference will be held virtually on September 23-24, 2021.
Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2021
Iowa State faculty will be asked to share their work experience and typical weekly schedule through two surveys they'll receive during the next two months.
In a letter to faculty this week, senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert and Faculty Senate president Carol Faber said the feedback will be used to better serve and promote the development of all faculty, create better understanding among policymakers of faculty work and ultimately enrich the overall faculty experience at Iowa State.
Desire Kedagni, assistant professor, had his new paper, “Identifying Treatment Effects in the Presence of Confounded Types,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Econometrics.
As in the fall, the undergraduate office will not be open for walk-in traffic. The main office (260) will be staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday starting Jan. 25, 2021. Any short-term closure for lunch hour or a meeting will be posted, along with a time that the office will be reopened.
We have two student assistants helping to staff the department office this spring. They can help assist with small projects such as scanning, copying, data entry, etc. Send your requests to: email@example.com
The AEA Committee on Economic Education will sponsor a poster session at the 2022 ASSA Meetings in Boston devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Instead of papers, session presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which will be mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to talk directly with session participants. Although we encourage presenters to include evidence that their strategy enhances learning, we do not require quantifiable evidence.
The 2021 Research Days event
Registration for presenting in this year’s program and participating in networking opportunities is currently open and will remain open until Jan. 29, 2021, or until all event participant time slots are filled. It's a great opportunity to raise awareness of the innovative research happening in your departments, to learn about other projects on campus and to network (through virtual forums this year).
We look forward to you joining us for the 2021 Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity Conference. Although we cannot be together in-person we look forward to bringing the same energy and experience to you virtually!
PRECONFERENCE: Wed., March 3, 2021
The preconference is open to Iowa State faculty and staff.
FULL CONFERENCE: Thur. & Fri., March 4-5, 2021
Leigh Tesfatsion, research professor and professor emerita, has had a new book published.
A New Swing-Contract Design for Wholesale Power Markets
By Leigh Tesfatsion, 20 Chapters, 288pp., Wiley/IEEE Press, c. 2021
TO: All Economics Faculty, P&S Staff, Postdocs and Graduate Assistants
This message is a reminder to complete your annual COIC disclosure (for 2021) now. You should also update the COIC disclosure form throughout the year as necessary. Please review the instructions below carefully because the reporting process has changed, and there are several additions to the policies of which you should be aware.
2021 SRSA Virtual Meeting
Join us for the 60th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association delivered via Zoom
April 6 – 9, 2021
COVID-19 data from the fall semester tell a story of the tremendous effort to manage the pandemic on campus. Iowa State University’s public health team and several employee volunteers provided testing, case management and contact tracing to help limit the spread of infection.
Free Iowa State branded face coverings will be distributed to students Jan. 22 and 25 at two central locations: 130A Parks Library and 3630 Memorial Union. They also will be available at college offices throughout the semester -- 102 Catt, 1200 Gerdin, 131 MacKay, 2270 Veterinary Medicine, 1300 Marston, 19 Curtiss, 1137 Pearson and 134 Design.
A $500,000 Wells Fargo grant has enabled Iowa Community Capital to increase its capacity to help small businesses, according to board chair Emeritus Professor Mark Edelman.
Research scientist David Swenson's recent media contacts:
Erica Fry, Fortune, about the economic events affecting Iowa in 2020 (trade war, pandemic, and derecho, primarily).
Steve Ravel, Corridor Business Journal (Coralville), about the reliability of business forecasts in light of the pandemic and the pace of economic recovery realized to date.
Hongli Feng has joined the economics department as assistant professor, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. She is the Endowed Professor for Excellence in Agricultural Economics and Director of the MSAE program.
Desire Kedagni, assistant professor, has had his paper, "Does Class Size Matter? How, and at What Cost?," (joint with Kala Krishna, Rigissa Megalokonomou and Yingyan Zhao), accepted for publication in European Economic Review.
Nieyan Cheng, PhD student, made a recent Zoom presentaion at the 29th Camphor Economics Circle Seminars. The presentation is titled "The Impact of China's Place-based Environmental Regulations on its Hog Industry and Water Quality: A Synthetic Difference-in-differences Approach."
Ayah Gleisner has started as the new student worker in the economics department.
The open option freshman was born and raised in Ames and enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking ("although I’m not very good at it"). Please welcome her when you see her in Heady!
The econ department has hired two new student workers who'll be working with Christopher to help with your IT questions or issues.