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February 17, 2021

When: Friday, Feb. 26, 11 am EST

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a crucial element of the health and welfare safety net in the United States. The purpose of SNAP is to provide low-income eligible households enough money to reach the cost of a nutritious diet.

February 17, 2021

This year's professional development experience, Cultivate Your Adventure: Growing Through Change, will be a time to focus on YOU! Take this time for yourself to focus on your professional development and intentionally connect with your P&S colleagues across campus.  The keynote speaker, Renée Smith, will share the value and importance of human connection, even in a virtual environment.

February 17, 2021

Registration is now open for the ISCORE 2021 (Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity) conference.

Conference organizers look forward to members of the Iowa State community virtually gathering for this important event.

Preconference: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
The preconference is open to Iowa State faculty and staff.

February 17, 2021

  The NBER and the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) seek to promote professional interactions among producers and users
    of government economic statistics. To that end, in summer 2021 the NBER's Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program and the
    CRIW will jointly sponsor a virtual workshop to be held Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20. The workshop organizers are Katharine
    Abraham, Susanto Basu, Nick Bloom and Carol Corrado.

February 12, 2021

Dr. Burton EnglishBurton English ('81 Ph.D. ag economics), professor at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA), has earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA).

February 12, 2021

Zackery LeistZackery Leist, a senior triple majoring in ag business, economics, and international agriculture and minoring in agronomy, is one of seven outstanding seniors at Iowa State who was selected to receive the 2021 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award from the ISU Alumni Association Awards Review and Selection Committee.

February 12, 2021

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was quoted in the Feb. 10 Successful Farming story, "2021 is an economic game changer for farmers."

February 11, 2021

We are organizing a workshop on Economics of Information Technology and Digitization during the NBER Summer Institute. The workshop will be held virtually on July 22-23, 2021.

February 11, 2021

The Development of the American Economy workshop will take place from July 12- 15, 2021. Given the complications presented by the pandemic, this year's Summer Institute will be held in a virtual format. Chris Meissner, John Parman, and Allison Shertzer have kindly agreed to organize this year's DAE SI program.  As always, we would like to have a range of topics covered. This year we are organizing two types of sessions:

    1) Regular sessions (50 minute presentations)

February 11, 2021

NBER Summer Institute Workshop: Development Economics     July 26-27, 2021
David Atkin, Fred Finan, Andrew Foster, Rema Hanna, Seema  Jayachandran, Mushfiq Mobarak, and Shing-Yi Wang, Co-organizers

The Development Economics program will meet virtually as part of the NBER's Summer Institute on Monday July 26 and Tuesday July 27, 2021. The program will likely be about 4.5 hours each day starting late morning ET.

February 11, 2021

Steven ZumbachSteven Zumbach ('80 Ph.D. economics) retired from the Des Moines law firm Belin McCormick in December 2020, where he's worked for four decades.

February 10, 2021

The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) board is considering starting a mentoring program for midcareer minority economists for the academic year of 2021-2022.  

The goal of this program is to provide mentoring support to midcareer minority economists who in the next 2-3 years would like to apply for:

  • full professor 
  • a leadership position at an academic institution
  • a leadership position at a non-academic institution

Through this program:

February 09, 2021

Dr. Joydeep BhattacharyaA paper by Joydeep Bhattacharya, professor, has been published by the Journal of Mathematical Economics. "A rational-choice model of Covid-19 Transmission with endogenous quarantining and two-sided prevention," was coauthored by Shankha Chakraborty and Xiumei Yu. Yu was a pre-doc in the economics department last year.

February 09, 2021

The Kenan-Flagler Business School
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Organizational Behavior)
Proposed Start Date -07/01/2021

February 08, 2021

As part of the Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program activities at the NBER Summer Institute, we are organizing a two-day research meeting on Innovation.  The session will take place virtually on July 20 and 21.

The workshop will include papers on the economics of innovation and innovation policy.  We encourage submissions on any topic related to innovation, and are especially interested in papers relating to:

February 08, 2021

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2021-22 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA). The Emerging Leaders Academy fosters and enhances leadership development of faculty and P&S staff currently serving in leadership roles, or those who aspire to such positions. ELA is offered annually to a select cohort of current and future institutional leaders. During the academic year, the ELA cohort participates in monthly leadership activities led by content experts and facilitators.

February 08, 2021

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a Feb. 5 Iowa Farmer Today story, "Recent U.S. trade agreements pay off."

February 08, 2021

The 2021 Women in Economics Symposium will be a virtual event, held 6-8 p.m. Central on Feb. 17 and 18, 2021.

This event is for high school students, college students, educators and anyone curious about the economics profession.

February 08, 2021

Dr. Wendong Zhang, Dr. Chad Hart, Albulena BashaWendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, professor, have a new publication, "The impacts of interest rate changes on US Midwest farmland values," at Agricultural Finance Review. This is a joint work with MS graduate Albulena Basha, and is built on her master thesis.

February 08, 2021

Dr. Neil HarlNeil Harl, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences and emeritus professor, has had his new book, "After the Wall Fell: A History of the Accomplishments by the Center for International Agricultural Finance at Iowa State University," published by Dorrance Publishing.

February 08, 2021

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was quoted in a Feb. 7 Iowa State Daily story, "Understanding the GameStop saga even if you don't understand the stock market."

February 04, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a zoom presentation titled "U.S.-China Agricultural Trade after the Election: the Way Forward" for the 2021 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Member-Only Winter Programs, ISU Alumni Association Feb. 3, 2021.

February 02, 2021

Virtual Workshop: September 22, 2021

Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2021

February 02, 2021

The fifth annual NBER Economics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference will be held virtually on September 23-24, 2021

Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2021

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