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August 31, 2016

Joey MusserJoey Musser, sophomore in software engineering, will be joining the Heady and East IT tech folks this year. He studied Business Information Systems at DMACC in Ankeny, IA, and transferred to Iowa State this year. Joey will be working primarily in the mornings and afternoons during the school year. Welcome to the department, Joey!

August 30, 2016

Dr. Leigh Tesfatsion

Leigh Tesfatsion, professor has recently given the following presentations:

August 30, 2016

The annual Economics Graduate Student Association will host their annual fall picnic on Friday, Sep. 9th at the Maple Shelter in Brookside Park.
All are welcome to attend.

August 30, 2016

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented “Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs,” an updated version of the one presented at the beginning of the summer and co-authored with Gray Calhoun and Yang He.

August 29, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, recently published a new article at Journal of Great Lakes Research.

August 29, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke to Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register, on information on how to find business growth statistics in Iowa and the pattern of change over time. 

Swenson also talked with:

August 26, 2016

Mengyu WangMengyu Wang, a senior in economics and aerospace engineering has been selected as a NASA $5,000 scholarship winner from the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC).

August 25, 2016

Philip ScirankoThe Department of Economics has hired a new student technician, Philip Sciranko. He earned his Associate Degree in Management Information Systems at Southwestern CC in Creston, IA

August 25, 2016

CALS faculty, staff, and guests are invited to join the college at the annual barbecue on Sep. 3, 3-6 pm at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center prior to the ISU vs. UNI football game at 7 pm. Attendees will enjoy complimentary Hickory Park barbeque, networking with CALS alums and friends, and hands-on family friendly activities from CALS student organizations. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the stadium.

Register to attend by Aug. 26.

August 25, 2016

Dr. Mark EdelmanThe Iowa Foundation for Microenterprise and Community Vitality, also known as Iowa Microloan, secured $99,000 from the USDA Rural Business Development Grant program last week to start a rural business accelerator pilot program in Iowa.

August 22, 2016

Catherine Kling, professor, was interviewed by Ariela  Zycherman for her Spotlight on Food-Energy Water Systems (FEWS) Researchers blog.

August 22, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, gave three interviews last week with:

Matthew Piper, Salt Lake City Tribune, about the regional economic benefits of data centers. 

August 18, 2016

As a result of a resolution from the Student Government, black and white student printing charges have been set at $.05 per page on all printers on campus.

Student fees cover 100 pages of black and white per semester, with some colleges offering additional subsidies to students for additional pages. After a student has reached his/her limit of printed pages, students are charged a minimum of $1.00 per month for additional printing. Setting a consistent printing price across campus helps students better budget their printing each semester.

August 17, 2016

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, wrote an article:
Jacobs, Keri L. “Co-ops Managing Through Low Margins,” Feedstuffs, August 8, 2016, 44.   

August 15, 2016

CALS Career Services office will host a USDA Pathways for Recent Graduates event on Aug 24-25 in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. More than 35 recruiters from Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services will be on campus for the event. The federal initiative targets recent graduates (less than two years out; six years for those with military experience) and Dec. 2016 graduates for training programs within the designated agencies.

August 15, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, spoke to the Washington Post about the fallacy of farmers having to sell land to pay "death taxes."

August 15, 2016

Dr. Bruce BabcockBruce Babcock, professor, was interviewed by Annie Baxter of Marketplace about China's change in their policy about GMO commercialization.

August 15, 2016

Savanna Lyons, Jill McCluskeyRecent masters grad Savanna Lyons, received First Place in the Graduate Student Extension Competition at AAEA for the food hub financial metrics program that she developed as part of her economics M.S. thesis.

August 11, 2016

Dr. Wayne FullerWayne Fuller, distinguished professor emeritus of statistics and economics, is one of several Iowans with ties to CALS, who will be painted at the university exhibit at the Varied Industries Building during the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 11-21.

August 11, 2016

Computers: The Department of Economics authorizes one computer (thin client) and two monitors per graduate student. If you do not have one in your office, and would like one, please email cjorgens@iastate.edu to be added to the list. If you have one in your office that is not currently being used, or that is not set up, please let him know that as well. If you do not want a station at your desk he can remove any unwanted equipment.

August 11, 2016

Dr. Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor, with Barry Flinchbaugh, emeritus professor, Kansas State University, was invited by AgriPulse Communications to write an opinion piece entitled "Trade Agreements: Good or Bad?"

August 10, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by:

Alexander Sammon, Mother Jones, for a story on the Dakota Access pipeline controversy in Iowa, he had questions on Swenson's research that critiqued the economic impact study done on that project.

August 09, 2016

Georgeanne Artz, undergraduate Agricultural Business Club advisor, lead the ISU team to win the Creative Club award this year for their new trivia night idea. The team also won third place at the AAEA 2016 Quiz Bowl.

August 09, 2016

Matthew Clancy and GianCarlo MoschiniMatthew Clancy (2015) received the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award at the 2016 AAEA Meetings in Boston, MA.

August 09, 2016

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by Nancy Mayfield from The Eastern Iowa Farmer, Sycamore Media (Distributed to 3,000 farmers in Bellevue, DeWitt and Maquoketa, Iowa) about how to manage margins with low crop prices.

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