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January 13, 2021

Iowa State received its first distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in late December. The university is following the Iowa Department of Public Health vaccination strategy, and we have distributed all of the initial doses allocated as part of this plan. We ask for your patience as we await further information and direction about subsequent phases in vaccine distributions.

January 11, 2021

Researchers across the computational, social, behavioral and economic sciences are encouraged to submit collaborative proposals to the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research solicitation by March 23, 2021.

January 11, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made three recent presentations.

January 11, 2021

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 8 S&P Global story, "'A huge shock': December US job losses show a recovery on pause."

January 07, 2021

2020 CyThanks honoreesTo celebrate effective teaching, advising, and mentoring, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) partners with ISU Learning Communities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government, and Graduate and Professional Student Senate for the annual recognition project #CyThx at Iowa State Universit

January 07, 2021

Assistant Professor – Agribusiness
Department of Agricultural Economics
Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2021
More information

January 07, 2021

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Sandell Grant Program

  • Sandell Grants provide the opportunity for junior scholars or non-tenured scholars to pursue research on retirement or disability policy. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines.
  • Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects.
  • Proposal guidelines are available online.

Dissertation Fellowship Program

January 05, 2021

Will Martin, Jutta RoosenDepartment of Economics alumni Will Martin ('82 PhD economics) and Jutta Roosen ('99 PhD economics) were named 2021 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Fellows.

January 05, 2021

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, has been recognized with an Excellence in Remote Instruction Award as part of the COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards Program.

January 05, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, has a new blog post, "Does Investing in the Intelligent Sprayer Make Economic Sense?" The blog is part of a USDA-funded project. PhD student Nieyan Cheng co-authored the post.

January 05, 2021

Stanford Economics is pleased to host the SITE 2021 conference from July 12 - Sep. 10, 2021 with a series of 13 workshop sessions. SITE brings together established and emerging scholars to present leading-edge economic research, to educate, and to collaborate.
Application deadline: May 15, 2021

We invite paper submissions on the following topics:

January 04, 2021

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 4 Gazette story, "Iowa farm bankruptcies continue to rise, despite aid."

“The government has provided a lot of short-term funding to help farmers get through the year,” Hart said, referring to market facilitation and coronavirus food assistance programs, which funneled two rounds of aid to farmers in 2020.

December 29, 2020

Danielle YoungblutAg business senior Danielle Youngblut, along with Iowa State alum Ray Schmidt, are two Story County finalists for the statewide second annual "Grow Your Future Award." The two both got their start as student entrepreneurs. 

December 24, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, has a new publication at Land Economics https://muse.jhu.edu/article/775584.

Best Management Practices and Nutrient Reduction: An Integrated Economic-Hydrologic Model of the Western Lake Erie Basin
Hongxing Liu, Wendong Zhang, Elena Irwin, Jeffrey Kast, Noel Aloysius, Jay Martin, and Margaret Kalcic.

December 24, 2020

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a Dec. 18 The Neighbor story, "COVID-19 pandemic teaches livestock producers: Be prepared."

December 24, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a Dec. 20 Des Moines Register story, "Iowa group aims to plant small farms around the state's cities, boosting sustainability efforts and 'food resiliency'."

December 17, 2020

This position is now posted. It is open to all tenured associate or full professors at ISU.
Here is the link to the posting: https://www.myworkday.com/isu/d/inst/15$392530/9925$7764.htmld

This will create capacity to do really important work for the college and departments.

December 16, 2020

Dr. Seth MeyerSeth Meyer ('95 MS economics) will be returning to the Department of Agriculture to assume the position of chief economist.

Meyer takes the place of Rob Johansson, who has held the position since 2015 and plans to depart USDA at the end of January and accept a position as the associate director of economics and policy analysis at the American Sugar Alliance.

December 16, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangAccording to the 2020 Iowa Land Values Survey, favorable interest rates, a strong demand for land, and substantial government payments helped stabilize Iowa’s farmland market in a year in which Iowa’s farmers faced the destructive onslaught of a derecho, significant uncertainties in US agricultural trade, and a pandemic that significantly altered market demand. 

December 16, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was quoted in the Dec. 14 Quad-City Times story, "Climate change is making Iowa and Illinois hotter, wetter and more humid. Do you know what that means for your business?"

December 14, 2020

Mark Edelman, Sandy BurkeIowa Community Capital (ICC) received a $500,000 grant award from the Open for Business CDFI Program funded by Wells Fargo with a portion of the $400 million in fees earned from processing Paycheck Protection Program loans related to COVID-19 pandemic emergency relief response last spring and summer.

December 14, 2020

Jake SmithPhD student Timothy "Jake" Smith, is the recipient of the Cathryn Jacobson Ahrenholz Scholarship. This award recognizes a graduate student in the Department of Economics who has a strong record of academic achievement, shows exceptional promise, and has a dissertation interest in agriculture.

December 14, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a presentation at the Iowa Learning Farms Webinar titled "The Cost and Benefits of Agricultural Water Conservation: An Economist’s Perspective" on Dec. 9.
The recording can be found at https://vimeo.com/user42671352/review/489489898/dd9ee64af1

December 10, 2020

Iowa State University is participating in the National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty (ASPIRE), sponsored by the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As part of our involvement, underrepresented faculty are invited to participate in the iThrive Collective.

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