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January 25, 2022

AIER’s Graduate Fellowships provide 12-week residential fellowships for grad students working in areas that advance AIER’s mission: To affirm free enterprise, economic liberty, property  rights, sound money, and legal institutions that shore up the rights of individuals to be free to the extent that their actions do not impinge on the rights of others.

January 24, 2022

Registration for Cultivate Your Adventure: Engage, Innovate, Evolve is Open Now! Early Registration Rate ends Jan. 31

Registration for the 2022 Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference is open now through Tuesday, February 15. The early registration rate is $120 and will be open until January 31; the regular registration rate is $140 and will be open until February 15.

January 24, 2022

As detailed in the January 19 memo on COVID-19 testing options, ISU employees have several COVID-19 testing choices.

Rapid antigen tests are available at several campus locations while supplies last. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can pick up a free antigen test with instructions at the following locations:

January 22, 2022

Dermot hayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a Jan. 21 Star Tribune story, "High U.S. meat prices: Profiteering by packers including Cargill or capacity crunch?"

January 22, 2022

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed in a Jan. 21 AP story, "Think your home value is soaring? Talk to a farmer."

“I’m definitely surprised by the magnitude,” said Wendong Zhang, an economist at Iowa State University who oversees an annual farmland value survey.

January 22, 2022

Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, associate professor, had a chapter titled “Regression discontinuity designs in policy evaluation” published as part of the “Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Microeconomics.”

January 22, 2022

Gary LynA paper by Gary Lyn, assistant professor, titled "Spatial Equilibria: The Case of Two Regions" co-authored with Konstantin Kucheravvy (Univ. of Tokyo) and Andres Rodriquez-Clare (UC Berkeley) made Social Science Research Network's (SSRN) Top Ten download list.

January 14, 2022

2022 Minority ReportThe 2022 Minority Report is now available. The Minority Report is the annual news of the AEA’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, the American Society of Hispanic Economists, the Association for Economic Research of Indigenous Peoples, and the National Economic Association.

January 13, 2022

The Conversation surveyFaculty: The Conversation recently released survey data from faculty members who write for the news source.

January 13, 2022

David Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed this week by:

Ty Rushing, Iowa Starting Line, for the Jan. 12 story, "Economist: Reynolds’ ‘Flat Tax’ Benefits Rich, Puts Burden on Poor."

January 12, 2022

COVID-19 testing

Several testing options are available on campus and in the Ames community.

· Thielen Student Health Center: Available for students who are experiencing symptoms. Students can schedule a testing appointment online.

January 11, 2022

Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 8 KMA Land story, "Meat Supply Chain Issues Explained."

January 10, 2022

Attention Researchers:

Starting Feb. 2022, only subscribers to the funding opps listerv will receive funding opportunity alerts from CALS. You can join the listserv at any time from the CARES website at https://cares.cals.iastate.edu/. If you have any problems signing up, please contact your CARES Coordinator.

Find a list of Upcoming Funding Opportunities, Jan. 2022 here.

January 10, 2022

Annual requirement for Conflicts of Interest and Commitment (COIC) Disclosure

This message is a reminder to complete your annual COIC disclosure (for 2022) now.  You should also update the COIC disclosure form throughout the year as necessary.

January 10, 2022

Ron DeiterRon Deiter, emeritus professor, is the recipient of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Iowa Chapter 2022 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award.

January 10, 2022

Stanford Economics is proud to host the SITE 2022 conference from July 1 - September 16, 2022, on the Stanford campus with sessions on a broad range of economic topics – bringing together established and emerging scholars to present leading-edge economic research, to educate, and to collaborate. We invite papers or abstracts on the following topics:

January 06, 2022

The Sadie Collective will host the fourth annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference for Economics and Related Fields (SACE) Feb. 17-19, 2022, in a hybrid format. The overarching theme of SACE 2022 will be "Upholding the Standard: Cultivating Economic Shifts Through Accountability and Community."

January 06, 2022

Jackson NovakJackson Novak, senior in economics, has had his proposal "Commodity-Specific Regulation in the Rail Industry" accepted for presentation in an Undergraduate Session at the MEA’s 86th Annual Meetings, March 25-27, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

January 05, 2022

CALS Council exec teamCongratulations to two economics department students who were recently elected to the Iowa State University CALS Council executive team. Julia Quisley, ag business senior (far left in photo) was elected secretary, and Colton Moore, (far right) ag business junior, treasurer.

January 05, 2022

John Winters, Jun Yeong LeeA study by John Winters, professor, and Jun Yeong Lee, PhD candidate, reveals the ratio of immigrants who are self-employed vs. paid-employed is much higher in parts of the country with warmer January temperatures (i.e., the South) and lower in colder areas (i.e., the Midwest).

January 04, 2022

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed for "Economists answer carbon market questions," in the Dec. 22 edition of The Neighbor.

January 04, 2022

Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 3 Citizen Tribune story, "Strong livestock prices should hold in 2022, economist says."

January 04, 2022

John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, Iowa State University vice president for extension and outreach, was part of the Farm to Table Task Force commissioned during the 2021 state legislative session to identify strategies to improve the farm-to-table supply chain in Iowa, with a special focus on increasing sales to institutional purchasers, including schools.

January 04, 2022

Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a Dec. 22 DRGNews.com story, "Higher wages, rising input costs and supply chain problems pushing up pork prices but not producer profits."

January 04, 2022

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 1 KIWA story, "Profile of farm owners in Iowa hasn’t changed much."

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