Santiago Acerenza, 3rd year grad student, had a new paper published jointly with Juan José Barrios from Universidad ORT, Uruguay, in the journal Economía Coyuntural.
CARD's annual Iowa Farmland Value Survey, was cited in a Jan. 7 Post Bulletin opinion piece, "Our view: 10 things that could change farming."
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Friends and members of the economics department attended an informal reception to mark the retirement of Donna Otto, secretary to the chair, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
Darlene Harl, 86, of Ames, and wife of emeritus professor Neil Harl, passed away Jan. 2, 2020, following a series of illnesses in later life. She left a host of friends and relatives to mourn her passing.
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David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke on Iowa's economic recovery.
"Signs of economic recovery, but Iowa’s job growth lags behind nation"
Chad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in the Dec. 26, 2019 New York Times story, "At Each End of Pacific, Skepticism Over China Farm Purchases" about the administration claim that China has agreed to increase American ag imports to $40 billion according to U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, about Iowa’s overall economic performance going into the caucuses.
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Bertan Turhan, assistant professor, presented his paper, "Designing Matching Mechanisms for India with Comprehensive Affirmative Action Constraints," at two recent conferences:
At the invited Market Design Session in the Southern Economic Association Conference on November 25, 2019.
Chad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a Dec. 12 Marketplace.org story, "These are the states benefiting the most from the $28 billion farm bailout."
Gary Lyn, assistant professor, presented his paper, "Grounded by Gravity: A Well-Behaved Model with Industry-Level Economies of Scale," at an invited session on Globalization and Productivity at the Southern Economic Association Conference on November 25, 2019.
The Department of Economics hosted its annual holiday party on Weds., Dec. 11, 2019 in 368A Heady Hall.
Many faculty, staff and friends seized the opportunity to gather and celebrate the holidays and end of semester, and to enjoy a delicious lunch.
Congratulations to second year Ph.D. student Timothy "Jake" Smith and Lauren Johnson, who were married Saturday, Dec. 7, in Des Moines!
At his 2019 Iowa State University Land Value Survey press conference Wednesday, Dec. 11, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor for CARD, announced that Iowa farmland value grew 2.3% in 2019, barely exceeding inflation. The press conference, held at 10 a.m.