February 13, 2019

Peter Orazem, professor, was one of five speakers who participated in the 11th Annual Economics Humor Session in Honor of Caroline Postelle Clotfelter at the American Economic Association meetings Jan. 5, 2019, in Atlanta.

February 11, 2019

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, associate professor, presented at a series of educational workshops in Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska for boards of directors and management of cooperatives. The topics included governance and financial analysis of cooperatives and strategic financial management.  

February 11, 2019

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will host a bootcamp for entrepreneurship research on May 19 - 23, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Application deadline: Feb. 25, 2019

The program is designed to encourage and connect research with practical problems related to entrepreneurship. Ph.D students and untenured researchers (e.g. pre-tenure, postdocs, and non-university researchers) based at U.S. institutions are eligible to apply.

February 08, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a Feb. 7, 2019 Sioux City Journal story about the failure of the Iowa bottle bill.

February 08, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a Feb. 7, 2019 story on Radio Iowa on the effect of recent trade tariffs on the Iowa economy.

February 07, 2019

Faculty, if you have ever considered higher education administration (yes, you too could be a chair someday) this brown bag lunch may be of interest. Or perhaps you just want more evidence for why you don’t want to do one of these jobs.

Faculty Brown Bag Lunch: The Gritty Truth of Higher Education Administration: Discerning Your Path
Feb. 22, 2019

February 06, 2019

Adam TimmermanAdam Timmerman, former NFL offensive lineman, returned to the Iowa State campus to speak to Ron Deiter's Economics of Sports class, Monday, Feb. 4.

February 04, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was the subject of the story "Beef, corn survive rocky year in trade" in Ag|Update, Feb. 4, 2019.

February 04, 2019

David Swenson, Dr. Peter OrazemDavid Swenson, associate scientist, and Peter Orazem, professor were interviewed for a Feb. 3, 2019 Sioux City Journal story "Iowa among most at-risk for job automation."

February 01, 2019

Dr. Ron DeiterRon Deiter, professor, was interviewed by Mike Burvee (former student and ISU grad) for a story in the Jan. 30, 2019 Sigourney News-Review titled "Iowa could join progression against illegal sports betting."

February 01, 2019

Summer 2019 Employment Opportunities: Economics Instructors and Teaching Assistants

January 31, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 30th Ames Tribune story "City of Ames $143M investment in expansion - a sign of changing times."

January 31, 2019

The third annual NBER Economics of AI conference will be held in Toronto Sept. 26-27, 2019.

Submission deadline: May 31, 2019

Papers and video of presentations at the two previous conferences are available at

January 29, 2019

At its January 22 meeting, the Faculty Senate passed three items, two of which are Faculty Handbook changes.

January 29, 2019

Featuring TEDx speaker Dr. David Buss's talk about human mating behavior. Participate in talks, posters, exhibitions, 3MT and more. Learn how student researchers are solving grand challenges.

  • Get feedback on your presentations
  • Join professional development workshops
  • Engage in a social and networking event
  • Sing, dance or play your thesis
  • Win cash awards, certificates and raffle prizes

Memorial Union
April 10, 2019

Submission deadline: last week in Feb. 2019

January 29, 2019

Faculty, graduate and postdoc students are invited to apply for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program.

The four-week program, which starts on Feb. 27, focuses on building entrepreneurship skills and bringing innovative ideas to the public. The Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring the program.

More information

January 29, 2019

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is accepting applications for its 2019 Fellowship Program. Cohort members will be together for three years as they continue through their graduate program.

Students can compete in either of two categories: Stipend plus Professional Development awards (deadline is Feb. 15) or Professional Development only awards (deadline is April 15).

More information

January 29, 2019

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University classes will be canceled and university offices closed all day Tuesday, Jan. 29, through noon Thursday, Jan. 31, due to predicted record wind chills. Only essential staff -- including police, food service, security, power plant, animal care, critical maintenance, and snow and ice removal -- should report to work. Supervisors should contact their employees regarding their individual schedules.

January 28, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a Public Radio International story "Rust Belt jobs are still going overseas. The impact could be felt for generations," Jan. 24, 2019.

January 24, 2019

Becky Johnson Becky Johnson, department secretary, celebrated 45 years with Iowa State University on May 23, 2018. She started working in the animal science department days after her graduation in 1973. A year later she moved to the economics department and has been here ever since.

January 23, 2019

Assistant Extension Professor
Business and Communities Extension Program
Columbia, Missouri

January 22, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in several media outlets on a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. The European Commission today issued draft negotiating mandates to EU member states that doesn't include talks on agriculture.

January 22, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a Jan. 18 story on Public News Service about how Democratic hopefuls are smart to reach out to voters in western Iowa, which is more rural and more Republican.

January 18, 2019

The New York Times' "Overlooked" obituary series, which profiles Americans who were not appropriately celebrated in the pages of the Times at the time of their passing, this week brought readers the incredible story of Isabelle Kelley (MS '40 econ), 1917-1997.

January 17, 2019

ISU recently introduced OKTA as the tool for logging into most university applications online. Starting March 1, 2019 you will be required to begin using multi-factor authentication to access these applications. This means doing more than simply providing your user name and password.

Please note that OKTA requires that you have installed the most recent version of MS Outlook.  If you have not updated Outlook on your computer/phone you should probably consult with Christopher of Mike before proceeding.


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