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June 27, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Doug Cooper on June 24 on the WHO Radio "Big Show" at noon on "Expected Consequences of the Brexit Vote."

June 27, 2016

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, had an article about his economic history research published on Vox EU. org.

June 27, 2016

Dr, Ron DeiterRon Deiter, professor, served as a discussion leader for the Iowa Institute of Cooperative’s Iowa Cooperative Intern Day held at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, IA on June 23, 2016.

June 23, 2016

Webinar Viewing of USDA’s “Veterans in Agriculture”

with small discussion afterward

 

FREE LUNCH: RSVP emart@iastate.edu

Friday, July 1, 2016

11:30-1pm

Curtiss Hall Rm. 0009

June 21, 2016

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made two presentations June 12-14, 2016 at the National Farm Business Management Conference, Sioux Falls, SD:

June 21, 2016

Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Thoman Philpott, Mother Jones magazine on "Implications of Concentration in a World of Big Data."
 

June 21, 2016

Student Counseling Service will again be offering the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings at ISU this summer!  All 2016 trainings are in July:

July 12 & 19 (Tuesdays), 2016  12pm-4:15pm*

July 14 & 21 (Thursdays), 2016  8am-12:15pm*

July 26 & 28 (Tuesday & Thursday), 2016  12pm-4:15pm*

June 20, 2016

Kenny Liao, Xiaohong Zhu, Zhixia MaCongrats to three recent PhD grads in their new jobs: Kenny Liao: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Oberlin College; Xiaohong Zhu: Capital Markets Analyst II, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines; and Zhixia Ma: Agriculture Bank of China!

June 20, 2016

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by Karen Angel, Bloomberg Business, on long-term land tenure changes in the Midwest.

June 16, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed on June 16 by Diane Alter, a financial analyst for CTFN, an on-line financial news firm headquartered in Connecticut, on "Anti-trust Policy and Pending Mergers."

June 13, 2016

The Spring 2016 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.

June 13, 2016

Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkePaper Presentation:  Edelman, Mark  and Sandra Charvat Burke. "Solidarity Microfinance: A Case Study Demonstration of Building Dialogue and Opportunity with Peer-Group Lending Using Grameen Methods."

June 13, 2016

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was quoted in an article in the Muscatine Journal, about information on farmland leasing questions.

June 09, 2016

Congratulations to grad students Jennifer West and Kevin Duncan who got married last weekend before friends and family at the Des Moines Botanical Center in Des Moines, Iowa!

June 08, 2016

Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a story by Jennifer Carrico in the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal about how corn exports add billions to the US economy.

June 07, 2016

Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor had several recent media interviews.

June 07, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, talked with Mike Walsten from the LandOwner Newsletter about the land value predictions from the Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference.

June 07, 2016

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, had several responses to questions about state economic development policies included in a recent feature on the wallethub website.

June 07, 2016

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, will speak on U.S. exports and international trade at the World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 8-10, 2016.

June 07, 2016

On May 31, 2016, the U.S. Department of State (State Department) issued a Travel Alert for Americans in Europe through August 31, 2016. The Travel Alert is notable in that it is only the third time that the State Department has issued a general Travel Alert for Europe. Aside from highlighting the risk posed to U.S. citizens from potential terrorist attacks at public locations and large scale events (i.e., tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, mass transit, etc.), the Travel Alert draws specific attention to France and Poland.

June 02, 2016

Dr. David Frankel

June 01, 2016

Dr. Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer and director of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, was interviewed by Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register, for a story on the Ag Startup Engine.

May 31, 2016

Emeritus Professor George W. LaddEmeritus Professor George Wells Ladd, 91, of Ames, Iowa, died May 22, 2016, at Green Hills Retirement Community.

May 31, 2016

Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, spoke with Tom Geyer at Quad City Times about the farmland value forecasts from the participants of the soil management and

May 26, 2016

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer and director of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, has assisted in the creation and development of Ag Startup Engine, which is a private-sector entity.

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