The university will again support a partial semester break closing from Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/10/06/break
Dr. Wendong Zhang is administering the 2016 ISU Iowa Land Value Survey. This survey will be sent out to farm managers, appraisers, brokers, ag lenders and other agricultural professionals via paper and online for participation from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016.
Feng, Xiaoguang and Hayes, D.J. (2016), “Diversifying systemic risk in agriculture,” Agricultural Finance Review, Vol. 76 No. 4, pp. 512-531.
Otavio Baralotti, “Revising the Effects of Unemployment Insurance Extensions on Unemployment: A Measurement Error-Corrected Regression Discontinuity Approach”
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David Swenson, associate scientist, replied to several media requests recently:
Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about Amazon hiring more people for the Christmas holidays and what that might portend for main street business.
The National Science Foundation has generously funded two nights of hotel and living expenses for twenty graduate students attending the meeting of the NBER project on the Economics of Digitization Mar. 1-3, 2017 at Stanford University. On Mar. 1 and 2, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students to overviews of this young frontier area of research and provide graduate students face-to-face time with research leaders.
The deadline for submission is midnight, EST on Nov. 18, 2016.
John Crespi, professor, is one of the researchers who recently won $450,000 in the third round of funding from the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research. The award will support big-data studies of brain diseases.
Catherine Hayes, senior in agricultural business, is part of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s 2016 Next Generation Program.
Tufts University is offering a new PhD program in Human Developmental Economics.
This interdisciplinary doctoral program is offered by the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development (CSHD) and the Department of Economics. It aims to better understand human development through the study of cultural, social, emotional, economic and behavioral interactions as they contribute to socialization and decision making.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked to Asma Khalid, NPR political reporter, about Iowa’s demographic and economic characteristics, especially among white, lower educated workers, that make it appear to not favor Clinton as much as it did Obama.
Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was invited to give a lecture at the School of Management and Economics at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu, China on Sep. 26, 2016. The topic was "Explaining the Gender Composition of the United States IT Workforce."
Mark Edelman, professor, co-authored a column with Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State, titled "Trade Myths and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Strategy." It is the second of a series of invited columns for Agri-Pulse Point-Counterpoint on trade.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, Bruce Rastetter Chair in Agricultural Entrepreneurship, and director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, was awarded the Iowa State University Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa on Sep. 26, 2016 in the Memorial Union Great Hall.
Mark Edelman, professor, will present a seminar Sep. 27 for the Bioeconomy Institute program in connection with the delegation visit by faculty from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, presented a detailed analysis of farm financial conditions using farm level data from the Iowa Farm Business Association during the Association’s Fall Workshop in Altoona, IA.
Researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development have secured an $800,000 grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency that will allow them to study the benefits of water quality improvements.
Do you have items to donate for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) United Way Online Auction? The item(s) could be big or small, such as a gift basket, catered dinner, baked goods, gift card, cleaning service, etc. Last year the Online Auction raised over $2,000!
Wendy Wintersteen, dean of CALS, has been awarded the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.