Seven members of the department were recently thanked through #CyThx recognition.The #CyThx initiative was formed to help support the ISU Strategic Goal #4: "to enhance and cultivate the ISU experience where faculty, staff, students, and visitors are safe and feel welcomed, supported, included, and valued by the university and each other.” The initiative invites Cyclones to share “Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?”
July 24-25, 2020
Submission deadline: March 18, 2020
July 14-15, 2020
Submission deadline: March 18, 2020
As part of the Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program activities at the NBER Summer Institute, we are organizing a two-day research meeting on Innovation.
The workshop will include papers on the economics of innovation and innovation policy. We encourage submissions on any topic related to innovation, and are especially interested in papers relating to:
For the past two decades, the Iowa State University extension farm management team has maintained two monthly newsletters, Iowa Farm Outlook and Ag Decision Maker. Both have served as useful platforms to provide education and information about the economic decisions within agriculture.
The editors of Link magazine, the LAS alumni publication, are looking for faculty, students or alums who have connections with the Census.
Otavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, had a paper, "Wild bootstrap for fuzzy regression discontinuity designs: obtaining robust bias-corrected confidence intervals," accepted for publication in the Econometrics Journal.
The 8th Annual Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Scheman Building, Iowa State Center
March 11-12, 2020, Iowa State will host the Fifth Annual Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance Conference. This international conference is conducted in collaboration with research universities organized through the Academic Alliance https://www.stratcom.mil/Academic-Alliance/ of the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).
Iowa State Researchers and their students are encouraged to participate in Iowa State Research Day, March 25, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey conducted by Iowa State University suggests that adoption of conservation practices has increased slightly since 2012, and that ongoing trends in land ownership and management are likely barriers to a number of conservation practices.
Summer Economics Fellows Program
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2020
Ronald Deiter, professor, gave an invited presentation entitled “Applying Sales Lessons From Econ 336 (Ag Selling) to An S 411 (Issues In Animal Science)” on Tuesday, Jan. 21. An S 411 is an Iowa State University class taught by Dr. Brad Skaar.
Four CALS students were recognized with the prestigious Low-Code Innovation’s “Highest Return on Investment” award for an employee-facing smartphone app design.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a Jan. 14 story, "Agriculture Hopes For A Win As US And China Prepare To Sign Phase One Trade Deal," on KCUR's Up to Date.
Starting spring semester, you'll be seeing a new face at the front desk. Olivia Massman is a freshman in ag studies and hails from Ossian, Iowa.
A paper by Jian Li, assistant professor, “Preferences for Partial Information and Ambiguity,” has been accepted for publication in the journal Theoretical Economics.
CELT is hosting a series of 1/2 day workshops spread across two days (Feb. 20-21, 2020) related to project-based learning AND how this approach can be applied to courses exploring social entrepreneurial themes.See attached flyer. It will be the first official event in the Student Innovation Center.
Hul Hwang, first year grad student, had his article, "Analyzing Determinants of Labor Income Share Fluctuations in Korea," with Sunghyun Kim (Sungkyunkwan University), published in The Korean Journal of Economic Studies in December 2019.