Christopher 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.
If 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.
From 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.
Assistant 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."
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.
Associate 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.
Gary 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.
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:
Iowa 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.
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.
An article, "Why mandate young borrowers to contribute to their retirement accounts?" by Joydeep Bhattacharya, professor, has been published in the journal Economic Theory.
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.
Department 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.