Auswin 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.
Sonya 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.
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business
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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.
Wendong 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.
REMINDER: CALS Graduation Convocation Scheduled Friday, Dec. 14
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.)
Leigh 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.
Jay 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.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media interviews:
Joseph 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.
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
Roger 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.
Leigh 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.
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.
Sher 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."
Hans 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.
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, traveled with 20 students to visit co-ops in Wisconsin and Minnesota Oct. 17-20, 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.
Keri 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.”