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August 31, 2017

Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, received a Fulbright Specialist Grant for collaboration at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

August 31, 2017

Honors seminars are 1-2 credit courses, offered over a half or full term, which explore topics of current or special interest. They are graded Satisfactory/Fail, usually capped at 17 students, and enroll Honors students from any year or major. Many seminars are offered in the instructor’s area of expertise; others are interdisciplinary. A grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development (e.g. professional subscriptions, membership fees, travel) of the instructor(s).

August 30, 2017

Steven Brockshus received help from the Ag Entrepreurship Initiative. The Underwood Family Foundation of Ames has made a $1 million gift to support the agricultural business and agricultural entrepreneurship programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

August 28, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was recently interviewed by the following media:

KASI’s The Trent Rice Show about the new Apple data center in Waukee that was awarded over $213 million in local and state incentives.

August 28, 2017

The department has recently become an institutional member of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) http://asheweb.net

One benefit of this membership is that faculty, students or staff can join ASHE at no charge.  The process for joining ASHE this way is in the Membership Tab, Join or Renew. This is the direct link http://asheweb.net/?page_id=982. The Institutional Member Associate button is at the bottom of the list of membership options.

August 28, 2017

Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, recently had a paper published in International Review Environmental and Resource Economics: 

August 28, 2017

Olaniyi Akinkunmi EluwoleOlaniyi Akinkunmi Eluwole, of Keffi, Nigeria, was named to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, taking part in a six-week Academic and Leadership Institute, followed by a trip to the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit in Washington, DC. In addition, Olaniyi earned a place in a select group remaining in the United States and participating in a six-week professional development experience here at Iowa State. He is meeting with organizations and people who are willing to build relationships, offer grants, and other opportunities to aid his work in Nigeria.

August 24, 2017

John CullisJohn Cullis, visiting professor, has joined the department this fall as a lecturer. Cullis hails from the University of Bath, where he has taught since 1974. His main areas of research have been in health economics and public sector economics.

Cullis will be teaching two sections each of Econ 101 and Econ 301.

August 24, 2017

Professor, Economics/Business Economics of Food
Copenhagen, Denmark
Application deadline: Jan. 12, 2018
More information

August 24, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Nick Capote, ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions, about the history and evolution of the meat packing industry in Iowa. This is part of a documentary series set to air on the National Geographic Channel.

August 23, 2017

The ISU Office of Student Conduct has developed brief (5-6 minute) informational videos to inform students and faculty/staff about the disciplinary policy and process around academic misconduct at Iowa State. Linked below, the student video discusses types of misconduct, the disciplinary process and outcomes, and other information they should know. The faculty video discusses commonly referred types of misconduct, steps for contacting students and documenting misconduct, the referral process, suggestions for discouraging misconduct, and consultation options.

August 23, 2017

Econ Grad Student Assoc. officers Four graduate students were elected as officers for the Economics Graduate Student Association in March, 2017. Their terms will run through fall and spring semesters 2017-2018.

August 22, 2017

GianCarlo MoschiniA new economic modeling study by GianCarlo Moschini, professor, that will soon be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics finds that the Renewable Fuel Standard has substantially benefited the U.S.

August 21, 2017

Wendy WintersteenIn a welcome back to campus letter to the college, Dean Wintersteen urges faculty and staff to make this academic year an exceptional one for all students, founded on ISU’s Principles of Community.

August 21, 2017

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced the I-FAST prize competition to develop and implement the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology program. NIFA will partner with the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps to provide entrepreneurship training to grantees under this pilot program. The goals are to identify valuable product opportunities than can emerge from NIFA supported academic research.

August 21, 2017

Renewable fuel plantThe Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University's study, "The Renewable Fuel Standard in Competitive Equilibrium: Market and Welfare Effects," concludes what farmers across the Corn Belt already knew: RFS biofuels mandates have provided price support for both corn and soybeans.

August 17, 2017

Three new faculty members joined the department on August 16, 2017.

August 17, 2017

The George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award 

Purpose of the Award: To honor undergraduate students showing evidence of traits embodied by Dr. Carver, including creativity, courage, dedication, etc., whose early lives and achievements in their educational development inspire and motivate other young people/students.

Selection Criteria:

August 17, 2017

David SwensonAccording to David Swenson, associate scientist, in a recent In These Times article on wind farms: “...non-landowning folks in the region of wind farm projects don’t wind up seeing a whole lot of that money.

August 17, 2017

Dr. Stephen DevadossAn already bad situation will no doubt get worse, according to Dr. Stephen Devadoss (Ph.D. '85 economics) of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University University.

August 16, 2017

Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, presented the following papers this summer:

August 15, 2017

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made the following presentations: 

“Economics of Cover Crops in Midwest Agriculture.” Invited presentation, Conservation Infrastructure Initiative, Cover Crops Working Group, West Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 4, 2017.

August 14, 2017

Economics Faculty:
If you will be using the new Learning Management System, Canvas, for your courses this semester or would like to learn more about it in advance of the transition next Semester there are some opportunities for training coming up.

August 09, 2017

Interim President Benjamin AllenIowa State University would increase its resident undergraduate tuition by  7 percent in each of the next five years under a proposal unveiled Aug. 9, 2017 by interim ISU President Ben Allen.

August 08, 2017

Burton EnglishBurton English (Ph.D. '81 ag economics) was cited in a July 27, 2017, Wall Street Journal article:

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