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August 09, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had multiple media interviews recently:

Mason Dokter, Sioux City Tribune, about the proliferation of Dollar General stores in western Iowa and how that affects existing businesses, especially grocery stores.

August 09, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in an August 8th story, "Businesses, farmers brace for new phase in Trump trade war," in The Hill.

August 08, 2019

Karen HuntYou may have noticed a new face in Heady Hall this month. She's procurement & expense specialist Karen Hunt, part of the Spruce team of Workday. She's part of the team processing purchases and expenses for econ, CARD, and soc.

August 07, 2019

Four new faculty members will join the Department of Economics beginning 2019 fall semester. The following will be starting as assistant professors August 16, 2019.

August 07, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in an August 6th New York Times article "Union: Mulvaney Comments Confirm Agency Moves Meant to Cut."

August 07, 2019

Dr. Catherine KlingCathy Kling, distinguished professor emerita, in collaboration with researchers and extension staff from Iowa State University, will study rural households whose well water could be at risk from agricultural pollutants, with a focus on whether home water-testing kits are effective and financially viable. 

August 07, 2019

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Education department requests proposals for concurrent session presentations at its 2019 Annual Professors Conference: The Art and Science of Teaching Economics.

The conference will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and conclude at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. It includes a reception on Thursday evening and breakfast and lunch on Friday. The conference is free, but all presenters must be registered. Presenters are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.

August 07, 2019

If you are struggling with how to find things or how to do something bring it with you to the User Lab for assistance.

There will be User Labs specific to faculty that will happen August 20th, 21st, and 22nd

August 06, 2019

Bruce Gardner award winnersThe CARD report "The Impact of the 2018 Trade Disruptions on the Iowa Economy" has won the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s prestigious Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award.

August 01, 2019

The Iowa State University Ag Business Club won the "Outstanding Chapter" award at the Undergraduate Student Section Awards of the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting, July 21-23, in Atlanta.

This is the fourth year in a row the club has won this award, winning an impressive 13 out of the last 15 years. Congratulations, club members and advisers Ron Deiter and Amy Brandau!

August 01, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, presented "The Status of Slovenia's Economic Transition" at the Executive Analytic Exchange on the Republic of Slovenia for Ambassador Blanchard on July 31 in Washington, DC.

July 31, 2019

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was quoted in a July 30th story in the Dickinson County News.

July 30, 2019

Dr. Keri JacobsAt the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) meetings this year, Keri Jacobs, associate professor, Ziran Li ('17 PhD econ), and Dermot Hayes, professor, won the Applied Risk Analysis section’s Best Paper Award in Applied Risk Analysis for their paper, “Reference-Dependent Hedging: Theory and Evidence from Iowa Corn Producers,” published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 30, 2019

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, associate professor, was quoted in a recent CoBank report on cooperative consolidation.

July 30, 2019

Faculty:

Lisa Stephany is the newly hired ISD pre-award grant support person for Economics, CARD, and Soc faculty.

She will start on August 14, will be housed in 581 Heady Hall, and will help facilitate your work on grant preparation.

July 30, 2019

Dr. John WintersJohn Winters, associate professor, was interviewed for a Times Republican story July 30 about why the cost of gasoline in Marshalltown is consistently high compared to other Iowa cities.

He said it is common for gas stations in small- to medium-sized cities, like Marshalltown, not to compete aggressively.

July 30, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in a July 26th Cedar Rapids Gazette story fact checking the number of Iowans who would benefit from Cory Booker's proposed renters' tax credit plan.

July 25, 2019

Joseph BalagtasAlum Joseph Balagtas ('98 MS ag econ) associate professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, has been selected to serve as a senior economist, with a focus on agricultural and food policy, to the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in Washington, D.C.

July 25, 2019

Deb McKayDeb McKay, cost center manager for Econ, Soc, and CARD, is resigning from Iowa State effective Friday, August 2, 2019. She has been an ISD cost center manager since July 1, and prior to that worked as an administrative specialist for Sociology in East Hall for a total of 40 years. Be sure to stop in and wish her well in her well-deserved retirement!

July 25, 2019

Michaela EdenMichaela Eden, incoming master student of ag economics at Kansas State University, is one of the students working this summer at Iowa State as a George Washington Carver Research Intern.

July 23, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had the following media contacts this week:

July 22, 2019

Lydia RichardsLydia Richards, a recent UNI graduate, started today as the new student services specialist in the undergrad office.

July 19, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed in a July 18th Ames Tribune story on the effect passage of the proposed USMCA would have on Iowa farmers.

July 17, 2019

SCHEDULED Parking Lot Closure Notice  - Lot 48B - east side of Heady & East Hall
START DATE: Monday, 07/15/2019
END DATE: Saturday, 07/27/2019 5:00 PM
WHY: install new, underground electrical service for Heady Hall
COORDINATOR: Mike Parsons at mparsons@iastate.edu or 290-6025

July 17, 2019

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