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November 19, 2018

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionAuswin G. Thomas and Leigh Tesfatsion, "Braided Cobwebs: Cautionary Tales for Dynamic Pricing in Retail Electric Power Markets," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 33, Issue 6, 2018, pp. 6870-6882.

November 19, 2018

Dr. Gary LynGary Lyn, assistant professor, gave an International Trade Seminar, "Coming to America: Immigration and Labor Market Dynamics," in the Department of Economics at Indiana University Oct. 31, 2018.

November 19, 2018

Dr. Sonya HuffmanSonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, presented the paper “Agricultural mechanization and BMI for rural workers: A field experiment in China” at the 2018 International Conference on Agricultural and FoodSsciences, ICAFS 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 28-30, 2018.

November 19, 2018

Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business

Assistant Professor/Production Agriculture & Agribusiness Management https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/32672 

Assistant Professor/Dairy & Range Livestock Economics https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/32671 

Assistant Professor/Regional and Community Economic Development https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/32670 

November 19, 2018

Several department members will offer valuable insight on key factors impacting 2019 operating decisions at 12 Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars to be held across the state in November and December.

November 19, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented “China as the Leading Trade Partner of US Agriculture” at the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) in Chandler, Arizona, Nov. 1, 2018.

October 31, 2018

REMINDER: CALS Graduation Convocation Scheduled Friday, Dec. 14

October 31, 2018

Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback received on the Monday-Thursday finals week schedule implemented spring semester 2018, finals week this fall semester will also be Monday-Thursday. In parallel with the shortened finals week, final grade submissions will be due to the Registrar on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at 2:15 p.m.  (As a note, last fall when finals went through Friday noon, the deadline was also the following Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.)

October 31, 2018

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, research professor, gave the Keynote Address: "Agent-Based Modeling Support for Institutional Design," CSS 2018, Computational  Social Science Society of the Americas Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Oct. 25-28, 2018.

October 29, 2018

Julie and Jay JacobiJay and Julie Jacobi were presented with the 2018 Order of the Knoll Emerging Philanthropist Awards on Friday, Oct. 12. This award recognizes individuals or couples who have provided philanthropic support and creative leadership to the Iowa State University Foundation and Iowa State University through the advancement of philanthropy.

October 29, 2018

Dr. Chad Hart, Dr. Keri JacobsChad Hart, associate professor, and Keri Jacobs, associate professor, were featured in a story called “Soybean Farmers Face Shorter Profit Margins” that aired on National Public Radio Oct. 26.

October 29, 2018

David Swenson David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media interviews:

October 26, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in an Oct. 26th story on AgriMarketing.com "Economists: China's African Swine Fever Won't Impact U.S. Prices, Unless Disease Gets Out of Hand."

October 25, 2018

Lihong and Joseph McPhailJoseph McPhail ('08 M.S. economics) has won the 2018 Iowa State University Economics Department Outstanding Young Alumni Award. He received his award at the LAS Honors and Awards Ceremony Oct. 25 at the the Iowa State University Alumni Center.

October 24, 2018

American Economic Review: Insights
This journal is designed to be a top-tier, general-interest economics journal publishing papers of the same quality and importance as those in the AER, but devoted to publishing papers with important insights that can be conveyed succinctly.

Anticipated Launch: 2019
Full submission guidelines https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/aeri/submissions

October 23, 2018

Roger UnderwoodRoger Underwood ('80 agricultural business) has been selected to receive the 2018 Alumni Medal Award. The Iowa State University Alumni Association established this award in 1948 to recognize Iowa State University alumni for long loyal service to the university through alumni-related activities. It is the premier award given to alumni by the ISU Alumni Association.

October 23, 2018

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in an Oct. 23rd story on ethanol in Successful Farming.

October 23, 2018

Chad Hart, Lee Schulz, Wendong ZhangChad Hart, associate professor, Lee Schulz, associate professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, will speak at the Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminar Dec. 5, 2018.

October 23, 2018

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, research professor, has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession.

October 23, 2018

This decision tool is intended to help farmers who do not currently use cover crops evaluate the expected annual net returns to cover crop adoption under alternative scenarios, and to serve as a benchmark for farmers who are already using cover crops and want to improve the return on their investment.

October 22, 2018

Sher Afghan AsadSher Afghan Asad, Ph.D. student, presented a paper at the Advances with Field Experiments Conference, Oct. 5-6 at the Boston University Questrom School of Business, Boston, Massachusetts. Asad presented “Discrimination in Reciprocity: Evidence from an Online Labor Market."

October 22, 2018

Hans RienscheHans Riensche, ag bus sophomore, was presented the 2018 John Chrystal Award by the World Food Prize Foundation at the World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony in Des Moines Oct. 18.

October 22, 2018

Cooperative tripKeri Jacobs, associate professor, traveled with 20 students to visit co-ops in Wisconsin and Minnesota Oct. 17-20, 2018.

October 18, 2018

The economics department 2018-19 Ph.D. job market candidates page is now online. The eight candidates listed are grad students Ahmed Aziz, Mohammad Hasan, Sicheng He, Fang-ge Liu, Jiaoting Shi, and postdocs Minghao Li, Yau-Huo (Jimmy) Shr, and Chuan Tang.

October 18, 2018

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, associate professor, gave a presentation Oct. 9 at the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives CFO/Controller Conference on how Sec 199A of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impact agricultural cooperatives and producers. The presentation title is “Sec 199A Pass-Through Decisions for Co-op Boards.” 

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