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Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was quoted in the lead paragraphs of London Financial Times, "Republicans Seek to Put Estate Tax Out to Pasture," Dec. 29, 2016.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press program on December 30th. Swenson discussed the economic outlook for 2017.
Sean Fox (Ph.D. ag bus '94) has been named the next head of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
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As many of you know, the university is reviewing our needs with respect to learning management systems and will be soliciting feedback from users before selecting a new system. If anyone wishes to follow this process or has feedback and advice to contribute, please visit https://www.lms.iastate.edu.
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed on December 16 by Barney Jopson with the Financial Times, Washington, D.C. on consequences of a repeal of the Federal Estate Tax.
David Swenson, associate scientist, taped a segment with Andy Peterson, WMT Radio, about consumer sentiment and holiday shopping prospects this year.
The Economics administrative office hours for 260-266 and 174 Heady Hall will be:
Dec. 19-22, 7:30-4
Dec. 23-Jan. 2, 2017, CLOSED
Jan. 3-6, 7:30-4
The U.S. Treasury informed ISU Community Vitality Center Director, Mark Edelman that Iowa Community Capital has met the requirements for certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
A buckeye tree donated in memory of ag bus alumnus Ryan Hrubes (2010) by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences was planted near Curtiss Hall in October.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Maddy Arnold, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about Coralville’s high tax increment finance usage.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, hosted a press conference on Dec. 13, 2016, on the results of the 2016 Iowa Land Value Survey, which showed a 5.9% decline in per acre value since November, 2015. Land values have declined 17.5% since a historic high in 2013.
Sébastien Pouliot, associate professor, will give an Agricultural Economics Workshop at the library at the University of California, Davis on Jan. 26. 2017, from 4:10 to 5:30 pm. The title of his lecture will be, "Estimating Willingness to Pay for E85 in the United States."
The Office of the Vice President for Research, in coordination with the Graduate College, offers a one-credit course each semester for graduate students who need to (or want to) complete training in the responsible conduct of research. Not only does this course satisfy both NSF, USDA-NIFA, and NIH training requirements for grants that students may be working on, but it also provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge regarding various topics.
David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with Patrick McGroarty, Wall Street Journal reporter, about the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit and the potential consequences for farmers and Iowa’s rural economy.
Economics seniors Taylor Finn (on left in photo) and Olivia Reicks participated in the Fall Honors Poster Presentation at the Great Hall, Memorial Union on Nov. 30.
John Beghin, professor and Marlin Cole Professor in international agricultural economics, has submitted his formal resignation effective Dec. 31, 2016. He has accepted the department head position at North Carolina State University.
David Swenson, associate scientist, gave a presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago conference on The Downturn in Agriculture: Implications for the Midwest and the Future of Farming on Nov. 29, 2016.
You are invited to celebrate the joys of the holidays at the Department of Economics Holiday Party on Tues., December 6th.
The festivities will take place in 368A Heady, starting at noon and lasting until 2:00 p.m. Come one, come all!
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and farm management specialist, spoke with Von Ketelsen from KCIM 1380 AM and KICK 106.7 FM about Iowa farmland value trends and the upcoming press conference on Dec. 13, 2016.
Fifteen Iowa college freshmen majoring in agricultural business have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships through a collaboration with Landus Cooperative and the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Economics.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, arranged for a delegation from DuPont Pioneer China to visit Key Cooperative to learn about the cooperative business model, capitalization, and member use of the cooperative.
The following are details for all faculty members who may be planning to use the ISU online testing center during Spring 2017 but who have not yet registered their courses or examination information.
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the economics office hours for next week will be: