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August 26, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was quoted in an August 23 Des Moines Register story, "Survey predicts shrinking manufacturing sector as demand falters" which reported that Iowa's unemployment rate rose from 2.4% to 2.5%, the first uptick in more than a year.

August 22, 2019

Andrew AlbrechtTwo ag bus students, Andrew Albrecht (senior, ag business), left, and Tristen Snyder ('19 ag business), joined more than 150 Iowa State University entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to visitors at the university’s exhibit during the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 8-18. The theme of this year’s exhibit, “The Great Iowa State Pitch Off.

August 22, 2019

Andrew MillerAndrew Miller ('03 MS ag econ) was appointed director of the MBA and MA in organizational leadership programs at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, according to a story in the August 21 Augusta Free Press

August 21, 2019

Faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-docs:

Iowa State University had adopted the Green Dot program as a mechanism to decrease power-based personal violence on campus. General information about the program can be found here: https://www.studentwellness.iastate.edu/greendot/aboutgreendot/ .

If you would like to become better informed and learn what you can do to address this problem you may be interested in an upcoming training that will be held:

August 21, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in an August 21 story, "As Trump Presses Trade War, Farmers Feel the Squeeze," on PEW Charitable Trusts online.

August 20, 2019

Dr. Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor and  director of the Community Vitality Center, presented "Iowa Rural Equity Project: Alternative Models for AgTech & Rural Angel Investor Networks," at the "Rural Capital and Innovations" session of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Rural Development Symposium, Gateway Conference Center, Ames, IA. August 15, 2019. 

August 20, 2019

Santiago AcerenzaGrad student Santiago Acerenza had his paper, "Optimal pricing strategies for a cluster of goods: Own- and cross-price effects with correlated tastes," accepted for publication in the journal Applied Economics incorporating Applied Financial Economics.

August 19, 2019

Fun at the fairSeveral members (and their spouses) of the department were seen enjoying the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Sunday, Aug. 18th.

August 19, 2019

From Endowed Dean’s Chair Daniel Robison
To Faculty and staff in CALS departments:

Below please find three internal “Calls for Proposals.”  The goals of the three Calls for Proposals are:

August 19, 2019

Dr. Keri JacobsThe work and insights of Keri Jacobs, associate professor, were cited in an August 5th Feedstuffs article, “Co-ops shift to ‘offensive consolidation.” 

August 15, 2019

BatA reminder for faculty, staff and students:
As we begin another academic year, please remember to keep building windows closed. Though we strive to make Heady a welcoming place, open windows allow uninvited guests to enter the building.

August 15, 2019

Dr. Amani ElobeidA preliminary analysis by Amani Elobeid, adjunct assistant professor, concludes the effect of China's struggle with the African Swine Fever epidemic on soybean prices may be modest, according to a story on National Public Radio August 15. 

August 15, 2019

David Swenson, Liesl EathingtonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for an August 11th Sioux City Journal story, "As Dollar General rapidly expands in rural Siouxland, small-town grocers report losses."

August 15, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in an August 12th Iowa Public Radio story, "Even With More Acres Planted Than Expected, The Ag Outlook Isn't Great."

August 15, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangA paper published last year by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, has recently been cited and used by a consulting company's report to derive the value of phosphorus reduction into Lake Erie. The news posted on OSU website is at https://u.osu.edu/aede/2019/08/14/how-big-are-the-damages-from-algal-blooms-for-beaches-and-fishing-in-lake-erie/

August 12, 2019

Dr. Edward BalistreriEd Balistreri, associate professor, has two new publications:

August 12, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangA survey of 700 farmers in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was the subject of an August 11th story on NBC News, "Farmers back Trump's tariff fight, but don't think it helps them."

August 09, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had multiple media interviews recently:

Mason Dokter, Sioux City Tribune, about the proliferation of Dollar General stores in western Iowa and how that affects existing businesses, especially grocery stores.

August 09, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in an August 8th story, "Businesses, farmers brace for new phase in Trump trade war," in The Hill.

August 08, 2019

Karen HuntYou may have noticed a new face in Heady Hall this month. She's procurement & expense specialist Karen Hunt, part of the Spruce team of Workday. She's part of the team processing purchases and expenses for econ, CARD, and soc.

August 07, 2019

Four new faculty members will join the Department of Economics beginning 2019 fall semester. The following will be starting as assistant professors August 16, 2019.

August 07, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in an August 6th New York Times article "Union: Mulvaney Comments Confirm Agency Moves Meant to Cut."

August 07, 2019

Dr. Catherine KlingCathy Kling, distinguished professor emerita, in collaboration with researchers and extension staff from Iowa State University, will study rural households whose well water could be at risk from agricultural pollutants, with a focus on whether home water-testing kits are effective and financially viable. 

August 07, 2019

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Education department requests proposals for concurrent session presentations at its 2019 Annual Professors Conference: The Art and Science of Teaching Economics.

The conference will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and conclude at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. It includes a reception on Thursday evening and breakfast and lunch on Friday. The conference is free, but all presenters must be registered. Presenters are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.

August 07, 2019

If you are struggling with how to find things or how to do something bring it with you to the User Lab for assistance.

There will be User Labs specific to faculty that will happen August 20th, 21st, and 22nd

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