Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, has had his paper, "Spatial Heterogeneity, Accessibility, and Zoning: An Empirical Investigation of Leapfrog Development," published in the May 2017 issue of Journal of Economic Geography.
David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with:
Patricia Cohen, New York Times, about Iowa’s tight rural labor supply and the difficulty attracting labor to its meat packing facilities
A team of students from Iowa State Economics Department has been named a finalist in the nationwide 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition.
Mark Edelman, professor and Sandra Charvat Burke, assistant scientist, presented "Extension Microfinance Partnerships for Developing Low Income Minority Women Entrepreneurs in Small Metro Neighborhoods Using Grameen Peer Group Methods" at the National Urban Extension Conference in Bloomington, MN, May 11, 2017.
Dermot Hayes, professor, is scheduled to speak at the World Pork Expo, June 7-9, 2017, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Hayes will speak on U.S. exports and international trade.
David Swenson, associate scientist, provided Louise Dewast, a television producer for France 2, with research and historical background on Midwestern states’ efforts using business tax expenditures to lure or retain businesses and promote job growth.
CARD Director Catherine Kling was invited to give the commencement speech at the Spring 2017 Graduate College Ceremony May 4.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented at the USDA Economists' and C-FARE Webinar April 26. He spoke on the current situation and future outlook of US farmland market.
Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, and Christian Boessen, senior lecturer, received notification from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) that their recent publication in the NACTA Journal is being awarded the E.B. Knight Journal Award.
For the seventh year in a row, coach Georgeanne Artz and her team of ag business students won first place in the Ag Knowledge Bowl contest at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 6-8.
Fifteen members of the department, including several members of the Econ Club, traveled to Omaha May 6, 2017, to attend the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting.
Ivan Rudik, assistant professor, has recently had his paper "Steering the Climate System: Using Inertia to Lower the Cost of Policy" accepted at the American Economic Review.
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William Edwards, emeritus professor, has been named interim director of two extension-focused centers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences — the Beginning Farmer Center and the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.
Sanjana Ravi, economics senior, presented her paper “The Scarring of Youth Joblessness in Sri Lanka” for the Undergraduate Research Conference, held in Dallas, Texas in April.
On April 30, 2017, eight economics department students were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society at a ceremony in the Sun Room at the Memorial Union.
Five department honors students presented their capstone projects at the Honors Poster Presentation held April 26. The economics seniors who participated were Dawson Barriuso, Jonathan Becker, Rachel Brandt, Brian Garrido, and Alyssa Henderson.
The 2017 legislative session came to a close Saturday morning. In a particularly difficult year from a budget perspective, several pieces of legislation will significantly impact Iowa State University.
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Five Iowa State economics, ag bus, and business economics students won second place in their group on written reports at the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition in Anaheim, California on April 20-22.
Four graduate student teaching assistants have been awarded the Iowa State Teaching Excellence Award.
Sergio Lence, professor, has been named the winner of the 2017 James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching by the university. This award is a reflection of his commitment to Iowa State University, his professional reputation, and the esteem of his peers.
Leigh Tesfatsion, "Modeling Coupled Natural and Human Systems as Locally-Constructive Sequential Games,'' Discussion session position paper, Agent-Based Modeling Symposium (ABM 17), sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, April 20-22, 2017.
In the recent U.S. News & World Report Rankings of about 148 U.S. graduate programs in economics, Iowa State University ranked 53rd overall, and 34th among public universities. Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley, and Yale all tied for first.