On Feb. 12th, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented at the Farmland Owners Workshop in Altoona, IA, organized by ISU Extension and Outreach. He spoke about situations and trends in farmland markets and farmland ownership.
Chad Hart, professor, will speak at a seminar which is part of the Iowa Corn Crop Fair Series on Friday, Feb. 12 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He will talk about the crop market outlook for 2016-2017.
Jin, Yu and Wallace E. Huffman. “Measuring Public Agricultural Research and Extension and Estimating their Impacts on Agricultural Productivity: New Insights from U.S. Evidence.” Agricultural Economics 47(2016):15-31.
"The Small Partnership Exception: An Exercise in Simplicity," Neil Harl, Tax Notes, Vol. 150, No. 2, Jan. 11, 2016.
Gabriel Lade, assistant professor, has been awarded one of three $25,000 grants for seed money for the E2e energy efficiency research design competition.
Dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Wendy Wintersteen was presented the Distinguished Service to Iowa Agriculture Award by the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Second-year graduate student Diego Soares Cardoso has been awarded the 2016 Brown Graduate Fellowship.
He will receive $10,000 on his U-bill, $5000 in August and $5000 in January, should he remain a full-time student in good standing at Iowa State.
Lee Schulz, assistant professor, received the 2016 Early Achievement Extension and Outreach Award given by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, received this year's Outstanding Service in Student Recruitment and Retention Award given by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Bruce Babcock, professor, was quoted in an article in The Fiscal Times about how Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's victory in the Iowa Caucuses could affect the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Dame DeAnne Julius was honored at an Economics Department reception on Dec. 18 for her distinguished service to the economics profession.
Fangge Liu is this year’s 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. The amount of the scholarship is $3,000.
Jeri Prescott, wife of former faculty member James Prescott, presented the James R. Prescott Scholarship in Economics to two graduate students at a reception in their honor on January 12. The scholarship was established to recognize graduate students who demonstrate creativity in their research.
The department is pleased to welcome John Crespi to the staff. John comes from the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University and will join our department as a tenured full professor.
The Spring 2015 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available, featuring information about the Department of Economics' new recruits.