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November 08, 2016

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer, made a presentation, "Agricultural Entrepreneurship – A Supply-Side View," Nov. 2, 2016 at the Prairie Crest Capital Ag Tech Investor Conference, West Des Moines, Iowa.

 

November 01, 2016

Dr. Mark EdelmanThe Iowa-led EE-AGG team, a collaboration of rural investors, business leaders and engineering companies, announced that it has been named as one of the 27 teams advancing in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies...

November 01, 2016

All faculty:

The econ department website will soon contain a new page featuring the research work done by undergrad students working with faculty for a class or project. The page will feature the student and name of the paper, with a short description or abstract or a link to the paper. The class or project, and the faculty member with whom the student is working will be included.

October 31, 2016

Manus wins engagement awardAlumna Shazia Manus (’98 economics), was presented the Public Engagement Award, Department of Economics, as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrated alumni and friends at its annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 27, at the ISU Alumni Center.

October 31, 2016

To all researchers and grant coordinators: The NSF has issued a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Guide (NSF 17-1).

October 31, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with Perry Beeman, Des Moines Business Record, about the likelihood of meaningful wage increases in Iowa as well as the industrial groups that are growing versus declining.


October 28, 2016

Swanson family honored at Cyclone family weekend The Swanson family was honored as Cyclone Family of the Year during Cyclone Family Weekend.

October 26, 2016

Dr. John MiranowskiMembers and friends of the Department of Economics celebrated Professor John Miranowski's retirement with a reception in Heady on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

October 26, 2016

Chad Hart, associate professor, Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Lee Schulz, assistant professor, will host two Ag Outlook meetings in Spencer and LeMars, IA on Nov. 9, 2016.

October 26, 2016

Dr. Bruce BabcockBruce Babcock, professor, spoke with Ben Kieffer, River to River, about where the presidential candidates stand on the issues relevant to food and farm policy. 

October 25, 2016

The university will again support a partial semester break closing from Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Additional information can be found at the following link:  http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/10/06/break

October 25, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangDr. Wendong Zhang is administering the 2016 ISU Iowa Land Value Survey. This survey will be sent out to farm managers, appraisers, brokers, ag lenders and other agricultural professionals via paper and online for participation from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016.

October 20, 2016

Dr. Catherine KlingCatherine Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor, and Matthew Helmers, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, were nominated to the Agricultural Science Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board.

October 20, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, talked with Mike Walsten, from the Pro Farmer/LandOwner newsletter, on farmland supply and farmland sale volumes.

http://bit.ly/2emNj03

October 20, 2016

Xiaoguang Feng, Dr. Dermot Hayes

Feng, Xiaoguang and Hayes, D.J. (2016), “Diversifying systemic risk in agriculture,” Agricultural Finance Review, Vol. 76 No. 4, pp. 512-531.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AFR-06-2016-0061

October 18, 2016

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Baralotti, “Revising the Effects of Unemployment Insurance Extensions on Unemployment: A Measurement Error-Corrected Regression Discontinuity Approach”
Oct. 20
3:40-5:00 pm
360 Heady Hall

October 18, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, replied to several media requests recently:

Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about Amazon hiring more people for the Christmas holidays and what that might portend for main street business.

October 13, 2016

The National Science Foundation has generously funded two nights of hotel and living expenses for twenty graduate students attending the meeting of the NBER project on the Economics of Digitization Mar. 1-3, 2017 at Stanford University. On Mar. 1 and 2, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students to overviews of this young frontier area of research and provide graduate students face-to-face time with research leaders.

The deadline for submission is midnight, EST on Nov. 18, 2016.

October 12, 2016

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed by Ag communications student Kelsey Faivre for the article, "Barriers to Sustainable Ag" which was published October 3, 2016 in "Feedstuffs" magazine.

October 06, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for an hour-long PBS documentary, "The Ethanol Effect," hosted by David Biello. The program airs Sunday, Oct. 9, 8p CT on PBS World Channel.

October 03, 2016

Dr. John CrespiJohn Crespi, professor, is one of the researchers who recently won $450,000 in the third round of funding from the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research. The award will support big-data studies of brain diseases.

October 03, 2016

Catherine HayesCatherine Hayes, senior in agricultural business, is part of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s 2016 Next Generation Program.

October 03, 2016

Tufts University is offering a new PhD program in Human Developmental Economics.
This interdisciplinary doctoral program is offered by the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development (CSHD) and the Department of Economics.  It aims to better understand human development through the study of cultural, social, emotional, economic and behavioral interactions as they contribute to socialization and decision making. 

More information

October 03, 2016

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, spoke with Christopher Doering, Des Moines Register, about how an oversupply of eggs, a response to last year's avian flu, has resulted in lower egg prices.

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