David Keiser and Gabriel Lade, assistant professors, and Ivan Rudik, Cornell University, had their paper "Air Pollution and Visitation at U.S. National Parks" published in the journal Science Advances.
Ebby Luvaga, senior lecturer, has been in Nigeria since July 11, participating in a faculty exchange visit in Nigeria through the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI). YALI empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and local community engagement.
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost periodically publishes reports of interest to the campus community. The FY2018 Academic Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Report is now available on the Provost's website: http://www.provost.iastate.edu/about/reports.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Caroline Cummings, Iowa statehouse/politics reporter for Sinclair, about the consequences of Sears and other legacy brand closings in the metro and out in regional trade centers in Iowa.
John Crespi, professor, has a new publication in the Annual Review of Resource Economics:
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, presented a research paper on cooperative consolidation at the International Cooperative Alliance European Research Conference at Wageningen University in The Netherlands on July 5.
Perry Warjiyo ('91 PhD economics) was the subject of a July 10th Reuters story on Nasdaq.com.
Since taking office seven weeks ago, Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Perry Warjiyo has raised interest rates more aggressively than any other Asian central banker to help defend a fragile currency and stem destabilising capital outflows.
Dermot Hayes, professor, has had several recent media interviews:
Chad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a July 3rd story in The Inquirer "Trump Distorts Facts on Agricultual Trade | FactCheck."
The 2018 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.
Three assistant professors have been promoted to the rank of associate professor.
Ron Deiter, professor, presented two Iowa 4-H Youth Workshop presentations on June 27 and June 28 on the ISU campus entitled “Your Passport to Fun with Economic Pricing Games.”
Wallace Huffman, professor, has a new published journal article:
W.E. Huffman, Y. Jin, and Z. Xu. "The economic impacts of technology and climate change: New evidence from U.S. corn yields." Agricultural Economics 49(July 2018):463-479.
In a June 14th article in 24/7Wall Street.com, writer Samuel Stebins lists the "College Majors With the Lowest Unemployment."
Agricultural Economics (& thus Ag Business) is #1 in terms of lowest unemployment rate among college grads!
#1. Agricultural economics (agricultural business)
CALS STORIES Online monthly e-newsletter recently put out a call to students and alumni for stories of their favorite teachers. Three economics department faculty were recognized:
Martha Smith (’04 ag business, international ag) won the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet in January in Nashville, Tennessee. Her prize included a new Ford truck and her national title earned her a tribute from the General Assembly at the Colorado State Capitol on January 31.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in a June 27th story "Ethics complaint filed against Mitchell County attorney, Wo
Ag bus senior Geert Boelen, along with Darian Davis, has founded an innovative enterprise called "One Hop Shop," which raises crickets for human food.