March 01, 2021

Jenna LansingYoung Alum of the Month: Jenna Lansing (’16 ag business), agri-food watchdesk manager at Aimpoint Research, supervises a team of analysts who monitor the disruptions, trends and innovations in the global agri-food value chain.

February 25, 2021

Ned ZacharNed Zachar ('85 economics), partner and portfolio manager with KLS Diversified, is the featured speaker at the Economics Club virtual meeting, 6:00 p.m., March 3, 2021.

February 24, 2021

Applied Economics Teaching Resources Call for Special Issue:
Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics Classrooms and Departments
Submission deadline: Dec. 31, 2021

February 22, 2021

Professional Practices Forum for faculty, staff, and graduate students Interested in Expanding Their Numbers and Their Imaginations…

Innovations in Recruitment
Holistic Approaches and Experiences that Change Mindset
Friday, March 5
2 - 3:30 p.m.

There is no question that in the current environment, educational institutions are vying to attract and retain students.  Iowa State University has had considerable success when compared to its peers.

February 22, 2021

Dr. Bertan TurhanBertan Turhan, assistant professor, presented his paper titled "How to De-reserve Reserves" (joint with Orhan Aygün) at the inter-university online seminar series CARE-Colloquium organized by the Economics Department of University of Kansas on Feb. 19.

February 22, 2021

Dr. Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, emeritus professor, has had his journal article, "Extension-Led Demonstration: Grameen Microfinance Methods and Capital Access for Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs," accepted for publication and is in press by Clemson University Press for the Journal of Extension.

February 19, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was recently interviewed by:

John Steppe, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about the condition of the Iowa ethanol industry and its future prospects.

Linh Ta, Axios, about the economic impacts of ethanol production in Iowa and the issues the industry faces with the Biden Administration.

February 19, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a zoom presentation Feb.18 for the American Farm Bureau Federation on the impacts of ad hoc federal government payments on commodity and land markets. The slides can be found at

February 18, 2021

The Student Government and Election Commission are working to encourage more students campuswide to run for a Student Government position this spring semester. We encourage students to run who want to make an impact at their university. Students have the opportunity to run for a senatorial position to represent Iowa State University’s student body.

February 18, 2021

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, teaching professor, presented "Creation of an Investment Fund in a University Environment," at the Ag Innovation Forum, Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City on Feb. 18, 2021.

February 18, 2021

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics

This is a nine-month tenure-track position with a 50:45:5 division of effort between teaching, research, and service, starting August 1, 2021. 

It has been posted in AAEA employment job board.

More information: Dr. Man-Keun Kim,

February 17, 2021

Steven ZumbachSteven Zumbach ('80 PhD economics) was the featured speaker at the Feb. 17 Econ Club meeting. He retired from Des Moines law firm Belin McCormick in December 2020 after four decades of service.

February 17, 2021

When: Friday, Feb. 26, 11 am EST

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a crucial element of the health and welfare safety net in the United States. The purpose of SNAP is to provide low-income eligible households enough money to reach the cost of a nutritious diet.

February 17, 2021

This year's professional development experience, Cultivate Your Adventure: Growing Through Change, will be a time to focus on YOU! Take this time for yourself to focus on your professional development and intentionally connect with your P&S colleagues across campus.  The keynote speaker, Renée Smith, will share the value and importance of human connection, even in a virtual environment.

February 17, 2021

Registration is now open for the ISCORE 2021 (Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity) conference.

Conference organizers look forward to members of the Iowa State community virtually gathering for this important event.

Preconference: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
The preconference is open to Iowa State faculty and staff.

February 17, 2021

  The NBER and the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) seek to promote professional interactions among producers and users
    of government economic statistics. To that end, in summer 2021 the NBER's Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program and the
    CRIW will jointly sponsor a virtual workshop to be held Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20. The workshop organizers are Katharine
    Abraham, Susanto Basu, Nick Bloom and Carol Corrado.

February 12, 2021

Dr. Burton EnglishBurton English ('81 Ph.D. ag economics), professor at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA), has earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA).

February 12, 2021

Zackery LeistZackery Leist, a senior triple majoring in ag business, economics, and international agriculture and minoring in agronomy, is one of seven outstanding seniors at Iowa State who was selected to receive the 2021 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award from the ISU Alumni Association Awards Review and Selection Committee.

February 12, 2021

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was quoted in the Feb. 10 Successful Farming story, "2021 is an economic game changer for farmers."

February 11, 2021

We are organizing a workshop on Economics of Information Technology and Digitization during the NBER Summer Institute. The workshop will be held virtually on July 22-23, 2021.

February 11, 2021

The Development of the American Economy workshop will take place from July 12- 15, 2021. Given the complications presented by the pandemic, this year's Summer Institute will be held in a virtual format. Chris Meissner, John Parman, and Allison Shertzer have kindly agreed to organize this year's DAE SI program.  As always, we would like to have a range of topics covered. This year we are organizing two types of sessions:

    1) Regular sessions (50 minute presentations)

February 11, 2021

NBER Summer Institute Workshop: Development Economics     July 26-27, 2021
David Atkin, Fred Finan, Andrew Foster, Rema Hanna, Seema  Jayachandran, Mushfiq Mobarak, and Shing-Yi Wang, Co-organizers

The Development Economics program will meet virtually as part of the NBER's Summer Institute on Monday July 26 and Tuesday July 27, 2021. The program will likely be about 4.5 hours each day starting late morning ET.

February 11, 2021

Steven ZumbachSteven Zumbach ('80 Ph.D. economics) retired from the Des Moines law firm Belin McCormick in December 2020, where he's worked for four decades.

February 10, 2021

The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) board is considering starting a mentoring program for midcareer minority economists for the academic year of 2021-2022.  

The goal of this program is to provide mentoring support to midcareer minority economists who in the next 2-3 years would like to apply for:

  • full professor 
  • a leadership position at an academic institution
  • a leadership position at a non-academic institution

Through this program:

February 09, 2021

Dr. Joydeep BhattacharyaA paper by Joydeep Bhattacharya, professor, has been published by the Journal of Mathematical Economics. "A rational-choice model of Covid-19 Transmission with endogenous quarantining and two-sided prevention," was coauthored by Shankha Chakraborty and Xiumei Yu. Yu was a pre-doc in the economics department last year.


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