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May 13, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor was interviewed for a May 10 story in Ag|Update "Tariff escalation dashes hopes for quick deal."

May 13, 2019

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by Greg Meyer from the Financial Times last week, and his extension publication was referenced in the article “US-China tensions knock soyabeans to post-crisis low.”

May 13, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a May 10 Des Moines Register story "'It can't get any worse': Iowa farmers suffer as U.S. trade war with China escalates."

May 09, 2019

Farewell LunchThe department held a special lunch Wednesday, May 8, in 368A Heady to say goodbye to several colleagues who are either retiring or are leaving for other positions at Iowa State or other universities.

May 09, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, recently made two presentations about US-China trade war and ongoing developments in trade negotiations and escalations.

May 08, 2019

Phi Beta Kappa initiates, John Green and Ryan Fisher, Jackson ScholtenSeventy-two Iowa State students were initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society during an award ceremony on April 29, 2018. This prestigious honor society, founded in 1776, recognizes the top-achieving liberal arts and sciences juniors and seniors.

May 07, 2019

Dr. Brent KreiderBrent Kreider, professor, was honored with a Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professorship, one of the college’s newest and most prestigious opportunities to recognize faculty excellence.

May 07, 2019

Stoke's Restaurant, OmahaTwenty-one members of the Economics Club and the department made the club's annual trip to Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha May 4, 2019. They were joined by several department alumni and friends for the company's annual shareholders' meeting.

May 07, 2019

David Swenson David Swenson, associate scientist, authored a guest commentary in The Conversation May 7, 2019, on the decline of micropolitan and rural counties in Iowa. This article was also carried by:

May 06, 2019

Keely Acheson, Brandon Hanson, Rebekah Sletten, Nathan YeagerGraduating ag bus seniors who served as CALS Ambassadors will meet with Dean Robison this week in recognition of their efforts in recruitment and other support for the college.

May 06, 2019

Abrah Meyer, Brandon Hanson, Alex BrandThree graduating ag bus seniors will be recognized and honored at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation on Friday, May 10, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Hilton Coliseum.

May 06, 2019

Four sets of twin ag bus majorsFour sets of twins majoring in ag bus will be graduating from Iowa State this spring. Isaac and Aric Luzum, from Decorah, Ashley and Taylor Uthe, from Riceville, Reese and Reid Drenth, from Decorah, and Austin and Taylor Thul, from Denison, all come from agricultual backgrounds and will receive their undergraduate degrees this week. Read the CALS story.

May 06, 2019

Albulena BashaAlbulena Basha, second year master's student, has won the Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments in a graduate program. She is working on double degrees in economics and sustainable agriculture.

May 06, 2019

Economics of Mega-Firms and Changes in Market Power
Cambridge, MA: September 13, 2019

May 02, 2019

Nathan Herald, Dr. Keri JacobsThree seniors from the department--Lucy Schneekloth, Madison Mueller, and Nathan Herold--presented their Honors Program project posters on May 1 in the Memorial Union. The students have pursued individualized programs designed to enrich their educational experiences.

May 02, 2019

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer, has given two presentations recently:

May 02, 2019

Dr. Georgeanne ArtzWe were saddened to hear the news of our colleague Georgeanne Artz's passing on Thursday, April 25, after her battle with cancer. The Department of Economics wishes to extend condolences to Chris Boessen and his family.

May 01, 2019

Teaching Excellence awardeesCongratulations to four economics grad students who were awarded Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Awards. They are (l to r): Jae Hyoung Kim, Shirui Wang, Kunwon Ahn, and Jia Cao.

April 29, 2019

Hans Riensche, Lucy Dougherty, Madison MuellerThree economics department undergrads received scholarships at the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Awards Ceremony April 7. Students honored were:

April 29, 2019

Dr. Keri Jacobs, Dr. Alejandro PlastinaTwo member of the department were selected to receive AAEA Awards at the AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta in July, 2019.

April 29, 2019

A Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) report, The Impact of the 2018 Trade Disruptions on the Iowa Economy, has won the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis

April 29, 2019

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was quoted in an April 25 story in the Brownfield Ag News.

April 29, 2019

Liesl EathingtonA study by assistant scientist Liesl Eathington, "Components of County Population Change, 2010-2018," was cited in a  WHO-TV story on April 26.

April 29, 2019

David Swenson David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a story by Courtney Van Meter, Financial Times, about why Iowa has such a low unemployment rate, the nature of recent job growth, and how that might influence campaign messages.

April 25, 2019

Ag Bus Club NACTA winnersLast week, four Ag Bus Club members--Gabby Marti, Brooke Beinhart, Abrah Meyer, and Julia Campbell--traveled to Murry State University in Kentucky to compete in the Agricultural Business division at the NACTA conference.

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