Chad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in several media outlets regarding the USDA putting money into developing new markets:
Landus Cooperative, in collaboration with Iowa State University’s (ISU) Department of Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, recently awarded fifteen $1,000 scholarships to freshman majoring in agricultural business.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, just published two articles:
Applications for Spring, 2019 Dean's High Impact Awards for Undergraduate Research will be accepted until Oct. 18, 2018.
Faculty are encouraged to work with their undergraduate researchers and apply for this award ($1,200.00 for 100 hours of work from the student). The following link may be used:
David Swenson, associate scientist, gave several recent interviews with media:
Amy Mayer, Iowa Public Radio, about farm labor in Iowa and the potential of growth in farm labor helping to stabilize declining communities.
Fourth year grad student Wendiam Sawadgo, made a selected presentation, discussant test session, at the AAEA Meetings in Washington, D.C. Aug. 5-7, 2018:
Fangge Liu, job market candidate, presented two papers at the AAEA Meetings in Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2018:
"Modeling the Property Price Impact of Lake Restoration: Evidence from Iowa"
Fangge Liu, Iowa State University; Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University; Catherine L. Kling, Iowa State University
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in stories in three September 19, 2018 media stories:
Chad Hart, associate professor, had several media interviews recently, including:
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, on two stories:
Lee Schulz, associate professor, spoke at the USDA-ERS workshop "Challenges to Changing Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production: Economics, Data, and Policy" at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 6-7, 2018.
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is seeking applications for two CELT Faculty Fellows positions. These are half time appointments to begin spring semester 2019 or fall semester 2019.
One Faculty Fellow will lead the development of a new Teaching and Learning Academy and provide leadership in the Teaching Partners Program. The other Faculty Fellow will lead CELT efforts in the area of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and assessment.
After more than 33 years of service, Helen Jensen, professor of economics, is set to retire from Iowa State University. “I am ready to shift gears,” Jensen said.
A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team led by an industrial engineering faculty member will combine elements of engineering with agriculture, economics and sociology to prepare research-based graduate students for an array of career paths.
Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, has been named a Fellow of the Cliometric Society by the Board of Trustees.
Each summer, the NBER commissions a set of lectures on econometric methodology. This year's topic was "Weak Instruments and What to do About Them." Isaiah Andrews and James Stock of Harvard University discussed the diagnosis of this common problem in empirical research, and offered suggestions about estimation and inference in this setting. Their lectures, which were presented at the level of a graduate econometrics course, may be viewed at:
Trenton Baker, third year Ph.D. student, has won the 2018 Wayne W. Gross Fellowship.