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July 16, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted on "8 Things to Remember about China," published in Successful Farming July 17, 2019.

July 15, 2019

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.

July 15, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a July 12th story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "Foreigners get large slice of pork aid."

July 15, 2019

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.

July 15, 2019

CARD Spring 2019 Ag Policy ReviewThe Spring 2019 CARD Agricultural Policy Review is now available.

Visit CARD's website.

July 15, 2019

Dr. Joydeep BhattacharyaJoydeep Bhattacharya, professor, has had his article "Intergenerational debt dynamics without tears," published in the Review of Economic Dynamics. The coauthor is Torben M. Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark.

July 15, 2019

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua 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.

July 11, 2019

Co-op research by Keri Jacobs, associate professor, was cited in a July 10th story on Feedstuffs.com, "Farm co-op consolidation shifting to offensive."

July 11, 2019

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace 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.

July 11, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, is part of the effort to aid the community's recovery from an EF-3 tornado in Marshalltown July, 2018.

July 11, 2019

Christopher Pudenz, Dr. Lee SchulzChris Pudenz, graduate student, Lee Schulz, associate professor, and CJ Rademacher, recently had an article published in the Journal of Swine Health and Production.

July 10, 2019

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: dotto@iastate.edu.

July 09, 2019

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.

July 09, 2019

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, spoke at the Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2019 Economic Summit June 28, 2019, in Des Moines.

July 09, 2019

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was interviewed on the July 5th NPR podcast The Indicator for the segment on the American economy at the time of the American revolution.

July 09, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a July 3 Bloomberg article about presidential candidates campaigning in Iowa.

July 02, 2019

Anni IsojaerviAnni 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.

July 01, 2019

Jeff PlaggeJeff 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.

July 01, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professsor, was quoted in a July 1 Ag News Feed article, "Trump again promises more ag purchases by China."

July 01, 2019

Dr. GianCarlo Moschini, Dr. Ed PerryNew 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.

July 01, 2019

Dr. Sergio Lence, Dr. GianCarlo MoschiniA 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.

June 27, 2019

fireworksThe 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.

June 27, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a article on the impact of trade tariffs on U.S. farmers in Ohio Ag Connection June 27, 2019.

June 24, 2019

Dr. Herman QuirmbachHerman Quirmbach, retired associate professor, was quoted in a June 21st story on SouthernMinn.com, "Iowa has increased K-12 funding since recession, but some lawmakers aren’t celebrating."

June 24, 2019

Albulena BashaRecent graduate student, Albulena Basha, has received the prestigious national NACTA graduate student teaching award. Basha graduated in May 2019. Congratulations, Albulena!

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