GianCarlo Moschini, professor, is the recipient of the 2020 Quality of Research Discovery Award from the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).
The fourth annual NBER Economics of AI conference will now be held virtually on 24-25 September 2020. Papers and video from the 2019 conference are available at https://www.economicsofai.com/nber-conference-toronto-2019.
Joydeep Bhattacharya, professor, had his paper, "Exponential-growth prediction bias and compliance with safety measures in the times of COVID-19," coauthored with Ritwik Banerjee and Priyama Majumdar published by arXiv.org.
A new report from David Swenson, associate scientist, provides a more complete picture of an industry's economic impact on Iowa's economy.
Lee Schulz, associate professor, had several recent media contacts:
EllieMae Millenkamp’s senior year at Iowa State University started with singing on national TV and is ending with the unknown of when she’ll sing live again.
GianCarlo Moschini, professor, has had his article, "Neonicotinoids in U.S. maize: Insecticide substitution effects and environmental risk," published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
A temporary food pantry is now available on campus to meet the needs of our community. It is located in the lower level of the Union Drive Community Center (207 Beyer Ct) in the West Side Market space. Hours are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anyone is welcome to take part in this service – no student ID is required, and staff will not be asking for or taking any information. You just need to show up, follow the posted instructions and get the food you need.
More information here.
Santiago Acerenza, third year Ph.D. student, has had his paper, "Testing identifying assumptions in bivariate probit models," jointly written with Otavio Bartalotti and Desire Kedagni, accepted for presentation at the Econometric Society’s World Congress 2020, August 17-21, 2020.
The ISU Office of Strategic Relations and Communications shared that recent media coverage featuring CALS experts is “massive” compared to past reports.
Chad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed on April 24 on Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus, on a panel of experts who participated in a live discussion of the pandemic’s impact on mental health, food insecurity and the agriculture economy. Viewer questions were submitted via email, phone and social media.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media contacts:
Ben Kiefer, Iowa Public Radio, for River to River. They discussed the new unemployment numbers and which sectors were affected; how has the payroll protection program (PPP) worked out for small businesses.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff,
We invite you to help celebrate the LAS Spring and Summer 2020 graduates by visiting the LAS convocation website and leaving congratulatory messages to graduates. The submitted content will appear on the convocation website and/or in the convocation video premiering at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8.
The ISU Division of Operations and Finance this week posted new FAQ guidance on home office and remote work costs. It’s emphasized that supervisors should strive for flexibility and accommodation with employees whenever practical.
The recent CARD analysis, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Iowa’s Corn, Soybean, Ethanol, Pork, and Beef Sectors,” was the subject of an April 22 Ethanol Producer Magazine story, "ISU study projects dramatic losses for ethanol industry."
NIFA recently added a program area to its main Agricultural and Food Research Initiative RFA: Rapid Response to Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Impacts Across Food and Agricultural Systems.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is facilitating a virtual networking event to explore collaborative interdisciplinary research opportunities addressing the COVID-19 pandemic via Zoom at 2 p.m. on April 28. Faculty need to register by noon on April 23.
The Iowa Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, has announced the winners of annual awards presented to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty, students and alumni.