Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, is a co-PI in a recently awarded NIFA grant. The project director is Paul Lasley (ISU), and co-PIs are Steven Bradbury (ISU), John Miranowski (ISU), Evan Sivesind (ISU-Ent), and Alicia Rosburg (University of Northern Iowa). The project title, which focuses on environmental economics, is Assessment of the Socio-Economic Factors Impacting Adoption of Voluntary Pest Resistance Management by Rural Communities.
Paul Doak, Emeritus Associate Professor, passed away on Sunday, May 12 at the age of 90. Doak taught in the economics department from 1962 to 1992. This emphasis of his professional career was on teaching and advising students majoring in agricultural business. He served as adviser of the Ag Business Club.
The Iowa State University Graduate College published a story "Iowa State brings good memories to graduate student Albulena Basha" May 14.
Abrah Meyer, agricultural business and supply chain management, gave the address for her fellow graduating seniors, family and friends at the CALS Convocation in Hilton Coliseum on Friday, May 10, 2019. She shared her remarks with the CALS Class of 2019, which totaled 826 seniors.
The department held a special lunch Wednesday, May 8, in 368A Heady to say goodbye to several colleagues who are either retiring or are leaving for other positions at Iowa State or other universities.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, recently made two presentations about US-China trade war and ongoing developments in trade negotiations and escalations.
Seventy-two Iowa State students were initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society during an award ceremony on April 29, 2018. This prestigious honor society, founded in 1776, recognizes the top-achieving liberal arts and sciences juniors and seniors.
Twenty-one members of the Economics Club and the department made the club's annual trip to Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha May 4, 2019. They were joined by several department alumni and friends for the company's annual shareholders' meeting.
Graduating ag bus seniors who served as CALS Ambassadors will meet with Dean Robison this week in recognition of their efforts in recruitment and other support for the college.
Three graduating ag bus seniors will be recognized and honored at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation on Friday, May 10, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Hilton Coliseum.
Four sets of twins majoring in ag bus will be graduating from Iowa State this spring. Isaac and Aric Luzum, from Decorah, Ashley and Taylor Uthe, from Riceville, Reese and Reid Drenth, from Decorah, and Austin and Taylor Thul, from Denison, all come from agricultual backgrounds and will receive their undergraduate degrees this week. Read the CALS story.
Albulena Basha, second year master's student, has won the Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments in a graduate program. She is working on double degrees in economics and sustainable agriculture.
Economics of Mega-Firms and Changes in Market Power
Cambridge, MA: September 13, 2019
Three seniors from the department--Lucy Schneekloth, Madison Mueller, and Nathan Herold--presented their Honors Program project posters on May 1 in the Memorial Union. The students have pursued individualized programs designed to enrich their educational experiences.