A crowd of 280 turned out to the Memorial Union Monday night to hear a panel of economics alumni--James Shortle, Penn State, and Sandy Hoffmann, Senior Economist, USDA--discuss policy options and incentives to improve water quality.
Eight Department of Economics students—Kyle Bates, Izak Christensen, Nathan Christenson, DeAnna Hanner, Geordan Hanson, Catherine Isley, Trevin Kennedy, and Brandon Klaes – participated in this year’s Southern Agricultural Economics Association undergraduate quiz bowl competition.
Each year, one faculty member is extended an invitation of membership to join Cardinal Key Honor Society. Cardinal Key is one of Iowa State's oldest and most prestigious honor society that accepts students and faculty who have significantly contributed to Iowa State, and embody the four core values of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.
We would invite faculty and staff to consider filling out the application. The form is set up so individuals can nominate other faculty and staff or themselves to be considered for membership.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, will travel to Washington, D.C. to present at an event on Feb. 17, 2017. “American-Made BioEnergy from Field to Refinery: Feedstock Logistics” will be hosted by the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics.
Mary Mosiman, Auditor of State, will be the guest speaker at the Economics Club meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16. Mosiman, a CPA, is the first woman to hold the auditor's office in Iowa history.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media contacts:
Congratulations to Beatriz and Otavio Bartalotti on the birth of their daughter!
Of the more than 100 undergraduate majors available at Iowa State, Agricultural Business ranks in the top twenty, number 16, with 486 students currently enrolled.
The Provost office has asked for recommendations for individuals whom we can recognize with honorary degrees at commencement. If you have nominations, please forward them to Dean Wintersteen.
Peter Orazem, professor, has had his article, "Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality," published in the Journal of Human Capital, Volume 11, Issue 1.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, has recently made several presentations:
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, has reported that she has received final contract forms signed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and ISU's OSPA confirming PNNL support (in the amount of $210,252) for her ongoing electric power market design project work.
Wallace Huffman, professor, has been cited multiple times in the new OECD Report: OECD (2016), “Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in the United States.” OECD Food and Agricultural Reviews. OECD Publishing, Paris.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Brian Mann, NPR, for a piece called "Rural America Supported Trump But Will His Policies Support Them?” on Feb. 6, 2017
Wanning Li and Leigh Tesfatsion, "An 8-Zone ISO-NE Test System with Physically-Based Wind Power," Economics Working Paper No. 17017, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, January 2017.
David Keiser, assistant professor, recently published the working paper, "Consequences of the Clean Water Act and the Demand for Water Quality." This paper is part of the National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series.
Philip Gassman, associate scientist, was interviewed by Pam Porter for a story in Blades, a perennial grass bioenergy newsletter.
Wallace Huffman, professor, and Jonathan McFadden have had their paper "Consumer Demand for Low-Acrylamide-Forming Potato Products: Evidence from Lab Auctions" accepted for publication by the American Journal of Potato Research.