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July 11, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangAn AJAE article "Angling for less harmful algal blooms" by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and Brent Sohngen, The Ohio State University, has been included in blog posts by Oxford University Press (July 4) and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) (July 8th.)

July 09, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, has had several recent media interviews:

July 06, 2018

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a July 3rd story in The Inquirer "Trump Distorts Facts on Agricultual Trade | FactCheck."

July 05, 2018

Department of Economics Update newsletterThe 2018 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.

July 03, 2018

Dr. Artz, Dr. Jacobs, Dr. SchulzThree assistant professors have been promoted to the rank of associate professor.

July 03, 2018

Dr. Ron DeiterRon Deiter, professor, presented two Iowa 4-H Youth Workshop presentations on June 27 and June 28 on the ISU campus entitled “Your Passport to Fun with Economic Pricing Games.”

July 03, 2018

Dr. Wendong Zhang, Dr. Alejandro PlastinaWendong Zhang and Alejandro Plastina, assistant professors, were interviewed for an Estherville News article on the results of the 2017 Iowa Farmland Ownership Tenure Survey conducted by ISU Extension and Outreach. The survey, started in 1949, is conducted every five years.

July 03, 2018

Dr. Wallace Huffman Wallace Huffman, professor, has a new published journal article:

W.E. Huffman, Y. Jin, and Z. Xu. "The economic impacts of technology and climate change: New evidence from U.S. corn yields." Agricultural Economics 49(July 2018):463-479.

June 29, 2018

In a June 14th article in 24/7Wall Street.com, writer Samuel Stebins lists the "College Majors With the Lowest Unemployment."
Agricultural Economics (& thus Ag Business) is #1 in terms of lowest unemployment rate among college grads!

#1. Agricultural economics (agricultural business)

June 28, 2018

CALS STORIES Online monthly e-newsletter recently put out a call to students and alumni for stories of their favorite teachers. Three economics department faculty were recognized:

June 28, 2018

Martha SmithMartha Smith (’04 ag business, international ag) won the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet in January in Nashville, Tennessee. Her prize included a new Ford truck and her national title earned her a tribute from the General Assembly at the Colorado State Capitol on January 31.

June 28, 2018

Ag bus senior Geert Boelen, along with Darian Davis, has founded an innovative enterprise called "One Hop Shop," which raises crickets for human food.

Read the story.

June 27, 2018

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will provide travel support of up to $1,000 each for up to three CALS faculty members to attend the 2018 NIH Regional Seminar in San Francisco, CA on Oct 18-19. Interested CALS faculty should contact (ruthmacd@iastate.edu) via email by Thursday, July 12.

June 27, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangThe results of the 2017 Iowa Farmland Ownership Tenure Survey conducted by ISU Extension and Outreach were announced June 28 at 10 a.m. in the Horton Room of the ISU Alumni Center.

June 25, 2018

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented the paper “A Correction for Regression Discontinuity Designs with Group-Specific Mismeasurement of the Running Variable,” at the North American ​Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, at UC-Davis June 21-24, 2018.

June 25, 2018

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a June 22nd story in The Gazette about interest rates and beginning farmers.

June 21, 2018

Dr. Wallace Huffman Wallace Huffman, professor, made two paper presentations:

June 21, 2018

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, "Electric Power Markets in Transition: Agent-Based Modeling Tools for Transactive Energy Support," Chapter 13 (pp.

June 21, 2018

Faculty and P&S,

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June 21, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Washington Post reporter Todd Frankel for a story about Ames’ lowest-in-the-nation unemployment rate and whether the effects of that low rate are evident.

June 18, 2018

Dr. Nathan Kauffman Alum Nathan Kauffman ('12 PhD econ) has been promoted to vice president of the Kansas City Fed.

June 18, 2018

Dr. Sebastien Pouliot, Dr. Chad HartSebastien Pouliot and Chad Hart, associate professors, were interviewed for a June 15th Des Moines Register story "Experts: Trump's latest tariffs put increased risk into already uncertain Iowa economy.

June 14, 2018

Dr. Sebastien PouliotSebastien Pouliot, associate professor, was interviewed by Danny Lawhon, Des Moines Register, about the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on companies, such as Indian Motorcycles in Spirit Lake.

June 14, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor was quoted in a June 7 ArgiNews news brief:

Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to a survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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