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November 17, 2016

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, delivered the keynote address, "Economies as Constructively Rational Games: Oh, the Places We Could Go!" at Duke Forest Conference, Durham, NC, November 11-13, 2016.

November 15, 2016

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, spoke with AgriNews about what President-elect Trump and a GOP-heavy House and Senate could mean for agriculture.

November 09, 2016

Alberto Davila, Thomas FullertonOn Oct. 26, 2016, an Economics Alumni Panel on “Free Trade and Business at the Border” was presented before an audience of 200 at the Gerdin Business building.

November 08, 2016

Faculty and staff considering phased retirement:


The current Board-approved Phased Retirement program will expire on June 30, 2017, unless renewed by the Board prior to expiration. To date, there has been no indication from the Board Office of plans to renew the program after June 30, 2017. Consequently, if you have been considering phased retirement, you may want to finalize your decision in the near future. 


November 08, 2016

Dr. Sonya HuffmanSonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, presented the paper, “Diet, Alcohol Consumption, Lifestyle and Happiness: Application to Russian Data,” at the 8th Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, October 14-15, 2016.

November 08, 2016

The Fall 2016 edition of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development's (CARD) Agricultural Policy Review is now available. Visit CARD's website.

November 08, 2016

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer, made a presentation, "Agricultural Entrepreneurship – A Supply-Side View," Nov. 2, 2016 at the Prairie Crest Capital Ag Tech Investor Conference, West Des Moines, Iowa.

 

November 01, 2016

Dr. Mark EdelmanThe Iowa-led EE-AGG team, a collaboration of rural investors, business leaders and engineering companies, announced that it has been named as one of the 27 teams advancing in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies...

October 31, 2016

Manus wins engagement awardAlumna Shazia Manus (’98 economics), was presented the Public Engagement Award, Department of Economics, as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrated alumni and friends at its annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 27, at the ISU Alumni Center.

October 31, 2016

To all researchers and grant coordinators: The NSF has issued a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Guide (NSF 17-1).

October 31, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with Perry Beeman, Des Moines Business Record, about the likelihood of meaningful wage increases in Iowa as well as the industrial groups that are growing versus declining.


October 28, 2016

Swanson family honored at Cyclone family weekend The Swanson family was honored as Cyclone Family of the Year during Cyclone Family Weekend.

October 26, 2016

Dr. John MiranowskiMembers and friends of the Department of Economics celebrated Professor John Miranowski's retirement with a reception in Heady on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

October 26, 2016

Chad Hart, associate professor, Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Lee Schulz, assistant professor, will host two Ag Outlook meetings in Spencer and LeMars, IA on Nov. 9, 2016.

October 25, 2016

The university will again support a partial semester break closing from Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Additional information can be found at the following link:  http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/10/06/break

October 25, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangDr. Wendong Zhang is administering the 2016 ISU Iowa Land Value Survey. This survey will be sent out to farm managers, appraisers, brokers, ag lenders and other agricultural professionals via paper and online for participation from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016.

October 20, 2016

Dr. Catherine KlingCatherine Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor, and Matthew Helmers, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, were nominated to the Agricultural Science Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board.

October 20, 2016

Xiaoguang Feng, Dr. Dermot Hayes

Feng, Xiaoguang and Hayes, D.J. (2016), “Diversifying systemic risk in agriculture,” Agricultural Finance Review, Vol. 76 No. 4, pp. 512-531.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AFR-06-2016-0061

October 18, 2016

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, “Revising the Effects of Unemployment Insurance Extensions on Unemployment: A Measurement Error-Corrected Regression Discontinuity Approach”
Oct. 20
3:40-5:00 pm
360 Heady Hall

October 18, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, replied to several media requests recently:

Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about Amazon hiring more people for the Christmas holidays and what that might portend for main street business.

October 13, 2016

The National Science Foundation has generously funded two nights of hotel and living expenses for twenty graduate students attending the meeting of the NBER project on the Economics of Digitization Mar. 1-3, 2017 at Stanford University. On Mar. 1 and 2, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students to overviews of this young frontier area of research and provide graduate students face-to-face time with research leaders.

The deadline for submission is midnight, EST on Nov. 18, 2016.

October 06, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for an hour-long PBS documentary, "The Ethanol Effect," hosted by David Biello. The program airs Sunday, Oct. 9, 8p CT on PBS World Channel.

October 03, 2016

Dr. John CrespiJohn Crespi, professor, is one of the researchers who recently won $450,000 in the third round of funding from the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research. The award will support big-data studies of brain diseases.

October 03, 2016

Catherine HayesCatherine Hayes, senior in agricultural business, is part of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s 2016 Next Generation Program.

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