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February 02, 2022

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, had several recent media contacts:

Ben Kiefer, River to River, Iowa Public Radio, on the proposed flat income tax proposal.

William Spruance, Fox Digital Originals, on the subsidies afforded the Apple data center in Waukee.

February 01, 2022

Juan Carlos CordobaJuan Carlos Cordoba, professor, has had his article, "Malthusian Stagnation is Efficient,” published in the latest issue of Theoretical Economics.
The paper's coauthor is Xiying Liu.

February 01, 2022

ASFMRA winnersFive ag business students are 2022 American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Iowa Chapter scholarship winners.

January 31, 2022

Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was a featured speaker at the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Forecast Luncheon in January.

January 31, 2022

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor made a recent presentation at the Great Lakes Crop Summit in Mt. Pleasant, MI, on Jan. 26, 2022, on "Midwest farmland values and U.S.-China agricultural trade: the way forward."

January 26, 2022

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was quoted in a Jan. 24 KPVI story, "Corn growers earn accolades."

January 26, 2022

Lisa StephanyLisa Stephany is a member of The CARES Team (pre-award support) that is the recipient of a 2021 Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Team CYtation Award. Congratulations, Lisa!

January 25, 2022

American Institute for Economic Research provides short- (2-6 week) and long-term (10-12 week) visiting research fellowships for researchers and academics working in fields that advance AIER's mission and research focus.

These fellowships provide an opportunity for researchers to collaborate, write, and work on a project. We have worked closely with scholars in economics, political science, philosophy, history, law, and other areas.

January 25, 2022

American Institute for Economic Research Student Conferences
The Harwood Graduate Colloquia are three-day conferences intended for graduate students. The colloquia center around interactive discussions and provocative lectures based on pre-assigned readings. Participants will learn as much from one another as they do from our esteemed scholars, and build relationships that can enrich their lives for years to come.

2022 Colloquia Dates and Topics (subject to change):

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 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 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."


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