David 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.
You 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.
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.
Cathy 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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
Peter 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.
At 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.
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.
He said it is common for gas stations in small- to medium-sized cities, like Marshalltown, not to compete aggressively.
Alum 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.
Deb 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!
Michaela 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.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had the following media contacts this week:
Lydia Richards, a recent UNI graduate, started today as the new student services specialist in the undergrad office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 290-6025
From Arne Hallam: