The Department of Economics hosted a brief reception for Alumni Association Award winners Dhamu Thamodaran and Steven Berger in 360 Heady on Friday from 10:15 to 11:00 am. They are two alumni whom CALS and the University will be honoring at the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony Oct. 25 at Scheman, as part of the homecoming festivities.
The editors of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics have nominated Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, to the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Board as an associate editor of the journal for a four-year term beginning January 2020 and ending in December 2023.
When requesting that an ISD Procurement and Expense Specialist complete an expense report on your behalf, please use the Travel Reimbursement Form, a standard document to organize and communicate the necessary expense information.
Thomas Schenk ('07 MS economics), former chief data officer and director of analytics and performance management for the city of Chicago, spoke on the subject at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union.
The 2020 Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders program has selected 16 sophomore finalists from six universities to participate as finalists for one of six emerging leader positions.
Homecoming on Iowa State University’s central is an exciting time of year. Central campus is filled with activity and Cyclone spirit. Homecoming is a week of competition for events such as Blue Sky 5k run, Yell Like Hell and Cardinal and Gold Tournaments.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, contributed to a book chapter just published by Yale University Press.
Lisa Stephany is part of the Pre-Award support team for econ, CARD, and sociology. Her primary responsibility is to provide support for faculty and staff with unified proposal support services (finding funding, budget development, Gold Sheet and Cardinal Sheet completion and routing, submission prep) and resources such as checklists and templates and to strengthen research development functions across the University.
Gary Lyn, assistant professor, was invited to give a Department Seminar, "Grounded by Gravity: A Well-Behaved Model with Industry-Level Economies of Scale," at the University of New Hampshire Economics Department on Oct. 4, 2019.
2019-20 Ph.D. Job Market Candidates page is now online. The following grad students are on the job market this year:
Ag bus senior EllieMae Millenkamp has earned a spot to compete on NBC's The Voice on the program aired this week. Originally from Jerome, Idaho, where she was raised on a dairy farm, Millenkamp was chosen by judge Blake Shelton after hearing her sing. The Des Moines Register, October 8, 2019.
Spring Break Domestic Travel Course to Seattle
Wednesday, March 11, returning Saturday, March 21
Exploring Cooperative Businesses in the Pacific Northwest
Instructor: Dr. Keri Jacobs, Economics, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumnus and chair of the Farm Credit Administration, Glen R. Smith ('79 ag business), shared his experiences with two econ classes learning about cooperatives and agricultural finance on Oct 3rd.
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Applications for the Spring, 2020, Dean’s High Impact Awards for Undergraduate Research are open. Student awards are $1,200.00 for the semester and faculty mentors can apply for $500.00 to help with any costs for the project. The application portal will close on November 15, 2019.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, is a co-PI on a project that has received a $2 million USDA NIFA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) grant.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, is co-PI on an Iowa State-led team winning a multi-state (Iowa, California, Kentucky) NIFA grant for $2 million. Plastina will lead the economic analysis portion across the three states.
Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was interviewed for an October 8th Des Moines Register story, "Ankeny, West Des Moines top 65,000 residents." The American Community Survey’s one year estimates show the city's (Des Moines) population was 216,993 in 2018, compared