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Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed for an Oct. 25 Reuters story, "Dollars in the dirt: Big Ag pays farmers for control of their soil-bound carbon."
Bertan Turhan, assistant professor, presented his paper, "How to De-reserve Reserves" (joint with Orhan Aygün) at the Latin American Meetings of Econometric Society, and the ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO'21) Oct. 5-9, 2021.
Sam Summers ('06 economics, marketing) received the Distinguished Services for the Public Good Award from Iowa State’s Department of Economics at the 2021 LAS Alumni Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the ISU Alumni Center. The award recognizes outstanding alumni from the department, which is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Effective Self Advocacy: External recognition for your career
Thursday, November 2, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Room 3560, MU
Join Kirsten Abel, SVPP Honors and Awards Coordinator, along with an expert panel to discuss External Recognition for Career Progression. This workshop will help with identifying resources and strategies to successfully position yourself to garner external recognitions. A panel of highly awarded faculty will share their strategies for success.
Resources for the Future (RFF) is currently hiring mid-career and senior-level scholars to join our research and policy engagement team. We are seeking candidates who can play an entrepreneurial leadership role in one or more of the following programs: comprehensive climate strategies, electric power, industry and fuels, and transportation.
In addition, we seek an early-career expert in the nexus of transportation economics and policy and environmental outcomes.
We are excited to announce that abstract submissions are open for a new workshop titled "International Food Acquisition Research and Methods" (iFARM). The event will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park on April 7th and 8th, 2022.
Elizabeth Hoffman, professor, published an essay, based on a series of lectures she gave between May 2020 and May 2021, designed to educate friends, colleagues, and students about what they were experiencing. It is coauthored with Ann McMillan, a Canadian writer who turned her Power Point bullet points into prose, and Jeanette Grant, who filled in the history of ancient plagues.
Peter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for stories on the UAW strike on Deere and the impact this will have on the farm equipment supply chain.
The relationship between the United States and China may be at its lowest point in recent history, but both countries continue to need each other to achieve strategic goals in agriculture, food production and food security.
This message reverberates through a new policy report, “Finding Firmer Ground: The role of Agricultural Cooperation in US.–China Relations” by Wendong Zhang, associate professor of economics at Iowa State University, and Minghao Li, assistant professor of economics, applied statistics and international business at New Mexico State University.
Jackson Novak, economics senior, was selected as a session chair for the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank's virtual 15th Annual Economic Scholars Program Conference for Undergraduate Research, Oct. 22, 2021.
David Swenson, research scientist, recently had an interview with Art Cullen, Storm Lake Times, about why Iowa’s labor supply shrank more than the nation during the pandemic.
Ron Deiter, emeritus professor, gave an invited presentation on Oct. 13 to the ISU Sports Business Club on “The Economics of New NIL Rules in Collegiate Sports.”
The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives has provided support for an endowed professorship presented to Bobby Martens, associate professor, who joined the Department of Economics Aug. 16, 2021.
Peter Orazem, university professor, collaborated on a study that looked at the significant but manageable challenges to the seven Iowa communities where coal-fueled power plants are located. The study, titled “The Economic, Fiscal, and Social Impacts of Utility-Owned Coal-Fired Power Plants in Iowa,” commissioned by the Iowa Environmental Council, analyzed the economic impact of the power plants to help local community leaders prepare for the future.
A new paper, "Are Expert Opinions Accurate? Panel Data Evidence from the Iowa Land Value Survey," by Wendong Zhang, associate professor, and Sergio Lence, professor, was published in Land Economics.
Many members of the department are already familiar with the three students helping Christopher in IT this year. The team has been answering questions and solving issues to keep the department's technology humming.
Several members of the Economics Club attended a lecture by Kerry and Linda Killinger Sept. 29 in the Memorial Union Sun Room.
Ron Deiter, emeritus professor, gave an invited presentation Sept 28 to the Department of Animal Science graduating senior class on “Selling Principles from Econ 236 Everyone Can Use.”