Iowa State University attracted $469 million of total external funding for the fiscal year ending June 30. That’s a 7.9 percent decrease from fiscal year 2018’s record total of $509.2 million.
Researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University have created a new online tool to help Corn Belt farmers predict corn crop yields, harvested acreage, and total production, as reported in the High Plains Journal, July 13, 2019.
Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, will collaborate with Donna Ginther, University of Kansas professor of economics and interim director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research, who was awarded a $236,790 National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of research funding on research outputs.
Wallace Huffman, professor, with Ying Huang, has had the article, “Life cycle models of women’s body mass index and probability of being obese: Evidence from panel data,” accepted for publication in the journal Agricultural Economics.
Donna Otto, secretary to the chair, has a new phone number and address effective Friday, July 12: 294-8835 and 266A Heady Hall. Her email remains the same: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water is one of our most valued resources–without it, there would be no life. Degradation of water quality and increased flooding in some areas in the state are often sourced from cities and farms that are managed without watershed management in mind. Water touches all disciplines, requiring many perspectives to solve complex water resource management problems, making it a top priority for many interdisciplinary research opportunities.
Anni Isojaervi, PhD student, presented a paper titled "Accounting for Gender and Racial Differences in Labor Market Outcomes" at the Society of Economic Dynamics 2019 meeting in St. Louis June 29-30, 2019.
Jeff Plagge ('78 ag bus), president & chief executive officer of Northwest Financial Corp (NFC), was appointed by Gov. Reynolds to serve as superintendent of the Iowa Division of Banking. Plagge begins his new role when Ron Hansen steps down on Sept. 16, 2019.
Chad Hart, associate professsor, was quoted in a July 1 Ag News Feed article, "Trump again promises more ag purchases by China."
New research by GianCarlo Moschini, professor, and Ed Perry, Kansas State University, shows a neonicotinoid ban in the United States may not be a risk-free solution to the problem of declining bee populations.
A paper coauthored by Sergio Lence, professor, and GianCarlo Moschini, professor, "Threshold cointegration and spatial price transmission when expectations matter," has been selected the 2018 Best Article in Agricultural Economics. The paper is coauthored by Fabio Gaetano Santeramo, assistant professor at the University of Foggia, Italy.
The Economics administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed on Thursday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.
Office hours for 260 Heady Hall will be 10 am- 3 pm on Friday, July 5.
Recent graduate student, Albulena Basha, has received the prestigious national NACTA graduate student teaching award. Basha graduated in May 2019. Congratulations, Albulena!