The department held a special lunch Wednesday, May 8, in 368A Heady to say goodbye to several colleagues who are either retiring or are leaving for other positions at Iowa State or other universities.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, recently made two presentations about US-China trade war and ongoing developments in trade negotiations and escalations.
Seventy-two Iowa State students were initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society during an award ceremony on April 29, 2018. This prestigious honor society, founded in 1776, recognizes the top-achieving liberal arts and sciences juniors and seniors.
Twenty-one members of the Economics Club and the department made the club's annual trip to Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha May 4, 2019. They were joined by several department alumni and friends for the company's annual shareholders' meeting.
Graduating ag bus seniors who served as CALS Ambassadors will meet with Dean Robison this week in recognition of their efforts in recruitment and other support for the college.
Three graduating ag bus seniors will be recognized and honored at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation on Friday, May 10, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Hilton Coliseum.
Four sets of twins majoring in ag bus will be graduating from Iowa State this spring. Isaac and Aric Luzum, from Decorah, Ashley and Taylor Uthe, from Riceville, Reese and Reid Drenth, from Decorah, and Austin and Taylor Thul, from Denison, all come from agricultual backgrounds and will receive their undergraduate degrees this week. Read the CALS story.
Albulena Basha, second year master's student, has won the Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments in a graduate program. She is working on double degrees in economics and sustainable agriculture.
Economics of Mega-Firms and Changes in Market Power
Cambridge, MA: September 13, 2019
Three seniors from the department--Lucy Schneekloth, Madison Mueller, and Nathan Herold--presented their Honors Program project posters on May 1 in the Memorial Union. The students have pursued individualized programs designed to enrich their educational experiences.
We were saddened to hear the news of our colleague Georgeanne Artz's passing on Thursday, April 25, after her battle with cancer. The Department of Economics wishes to extend condolences to Chris Boessen and his family.
Congratulations to four economics grad students who were awarded Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Awards. They are (l to r): Jae Hyoung Kim, Shirui Wang, Kunwon Ahn, and Jia Cao.
Three economics department undergrads received scholarships at the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Awards Ceremony April 7. Students honored were:
Two member of the department were selected to receive AAEA Awards at the AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta in July, 2019.
A Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) report, The Impact of the 2018 Trade Disruptions on the Iowa Economy, has won the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis
A study by assistant scientist Liesl Eathington, "Components of County Population Change, 2010-2018," was cited in a WHO-TV story on April 26.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a story by Courtney Van Meter, Financial Times, about why Iowa has such a low unemployment rate, the nature of recent job growth, and how that might influence campaign messages.
Ph.D. student Sher Afghan Asad has won a Small Grant in Behavioral Economics from the Russel Sage Foundation.
Congratulations to Beatriz and Otavio Bartalotti on the newest member of their family! A little girl, Helena Pereira Bartalotti, was born at 5:03 on April 22, 2019. She weighed 4.026g (8 lb 14 oz) and measured 52cm (20.5 inches). Otavio reports that the whole family is doing well.