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December 11, 2019

2019 Fall Economics UPDATE newsletter now available online.

Fall 2019 Update Newsletter

December 10, 2019

Chris PudenzChristopher Pudenz, second year Ph.D. student, was chosen to receive the 2019 Tim Galm Graduate Scholarship in Agricultural Economics. The $5,000 scholarship rewards promising Department of Economics graduate students with a focus on Agricultural Economics.

December 10, 2019

A study published by Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was cited in a story, "More ag banks slide into red as trade war drags on," on Americanbanker.com on Dec. 5, 2019.

December 10, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a Dec. 5, 2019, Ag News Feed story, "Japan pushes trade deal through; U.S. red meat to get improved access."

December 02, 2019

Lisa StephanyIf you are planning to submit funding requests for your research and other projects before the end of the year or in early January, please let Lisa Stephany know as soon as you can. She is available to assist all economics faculty and staff (both CALS and LAS) with their external funding needs for research and projects.

December 02, 2019

David SwensonResearch done by David Swenson, associate scientist, was cited in a Nov. 27 Time magazine story, "They're Trying to Wipe Us Off the Map.' Small American Farmers Are Nearing Extinction."

December 02, 2019

Dr. Helen JensenHelen Jensen, emeritus professor, was quoted in a Nov. 29 High Plains Public Radio story, "Some States Would Gain, Others Lose Under Proposed Changes to SNAP."

December 02, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangThe trade conflict had exposed the danger of China’s dependence on US imports, said Zhang Wendong, an assistant economics professor at Iowa State University, according to a Nov. 30 South China Morning Post story, "China fears trade conflicts, climate change could pose threat to food security."

November 27, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesA special Nov. 25 Successful Farming story highlights how Dermot Hayes, professor, was instrumental in promoting the acceptance of contract hog feeding in Iowa in the late 1980s. 

November 26, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesFrom a Nov. 26 story in MSN, Money:
The National Pork Producers Council released the forecast on Tuesday as they pressed the Trump administration to emphasize access for pork products in ongoing talks with Beijing for a partial trade agreement.

November 25, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangAssistant Professor Wendong Zhang was quoted in the Nov. 20 National Interest Online blog article, "MSNBC/Washington Post Debate: Democrats Will Battle Over These Important Economic Issues."

November 25, 2019

Faculty:

Please consider applying for the Miller Faculty Fellowship funding. The internal funding provides resources for faculty to enhance their scholarly work in the undergraduate programs of the university and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning.

November 25, 2019

David SwensonAssociate scientist David Swenson talked with the following reporters:

Kate Payne, Iowa Public Radio, about Iowa’s ag machinery manufacturing sector and the degree to which poor ag-sector profits explain recent layoffs.

November 21, 2019

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Wendiam SawadgoAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Wendiam Sawadgo, 5th year Ph.D. student, presented on Farmland Ownership and Environmental Impacts at the Annual Agriculture Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

November 21, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

November 21, 2019

Dr. Gary LynGary Lyn, assistant professor, was invited to participate in the Chicago Workshop in International Economics hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago November 15, 2019. The workshop--held once a semester--hosts academic presentations and discussions by leading economists in International Economics. 

November 21, 2019

Nominate a P&S colleague or group for a Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Award!
Nomination deadline: 11:59 p.m. December 1

The following Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards are available:

November 19, 2019

Dr. Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeIowa Community Capital was awarded a $139,000 grant from the U.S. Treasury CDFI Program to launch a Community Impact Co-Investment Equity Fund targeting promising ventures that locate in Opportunity Zones and other elgible Census tracts in rural and underserved areas.

November 19, 2019

The winter break partial closing for Heady Hall has been extended to include Monday, January 30 and Tuesday, January 31.  As stated below, the building will be considered locked but occupied from Monday, December 23 through January 1, 2020.

November 18, 2019

Dr. Joydeep BhattacharyaAn article, "Why mandate young borrowers to contribute to their retirement accounts?" by Joydeep Bhattacharya, professor, has been published in the journal Economic Theory.

November 15, 2019

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Chad HartAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, associate professor, were interviewed for a November 15 Des Moines Register story, "ISU report: Iowa farm finances continue to erode, with 44% of growers struggling to cover costs."

November 15, 2019

Sher Aghan AsadResearch done by PhD candidate Sher Afghan Asad and Joydeep Bhattacharya, professor, was mentioned in a Nov. 15th New York Times article on Mechanical Turk.

November 14, 2019

The Economics administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed and classes will not meet on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 14, 2019

Dr. David WheelockDepartment alumnus and Group Vice President and Deputy Director of Research of the Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis, David C. Wheelock (’82 economics), spoke to members of the Economics Club at a meeting on Wednesday, November 13.

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