Otavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented the paper “A Correction for Regression Discontinuity Designs with Group-Specific Mismeasurement of the Running Variable,” at the North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, at UC-Davis June 21-24, 2018.
Wallace Huffman, professor, made two paper presentations:
Leigh Tesfatsion, "Electric Power Markets in Transition: Agent-Based Modeling Tools for Transactive Energy Support," Chapter 13 (pp.
Faculty and P&S,
It is once again time to request information about any lobbying activity in which you may have engaged. Please review the message below regarding activities that must be reported. You can find a memo from Wendy Wintersteen, definitions of lobbying and a reporting form to be used if any of your activities qualify by following this link: https://iastate.box.com/v/Lobbying .
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Washington Post reporter Todd Frankel for a story about Ames’ lowest-in-the-nation unemployment rate and whether the effects of that low rate are evident.
Alum Nathan Kauffman ('12 PhD econ) has been promoted to vice president of the Kansas City Fed.
Sebastien Pouliot, associate professor, was interviewed by Danny Lawhon, Des Moines Register, about the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on companies, such as Indian Motorcycles in Spirit Lake.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor was quoted in a June 7 ArgiNews news brief:
Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to a survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a June 11 Forbes article "Evidence That New Tariffs, Not Immigrants, Are Costing Jobs."
Just a reminder that, effective April 26, 2018, Iowa State has replaced Travel & Transport with two new contracted travel agencies—Corporate Travel Partners (CTP) and Key Travel.
The impact for faculty travel is limited. As always, travelers can book their own travel directly with airlines or use their preferred travel agencies so long as they pay using a personal credit card (and not an ISU P-card).
This year, Iowa State's theme at the fair, Thursday, August 9th – Sunday, August 19th, is “Design within Reach. Innovation for Iowa’s Future”, with our partner the Department of Architecture. The exhibit will include interactive displays and highlights the technology that we have here on campus. Additionally, we will have our ever-popular Cyclone tattoos, football posters, daily drawings, and the University Book Store’s Iowa State merchandise.
Members of the economics department and the Economics Club attended the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders' meeting in Omaha on May 5, 2018.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) offers the following pre-award resources to assist faculty and staff in planning and preparing competitive grant applications.
Dermot Hayes, professor, has agreed to do an interview next week, during the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, with Betsy Jibben, national reporter for Farm Journal Media on how U.S.-China trade tensions could impact pork prices.
Kelly and Assistant Professor Lee Schulz are the proud parents of Myron Carter, born May 28 at 7:07 a.m. Myron, who joins big sister Isla, weighed in at 8 lb. 1.5 oz. and measured 21 in. long.
Chad Hart, associate professor, did media interviews recently with:
KCCI reporter Laura Terrell about Chinese tariffs on May 29.
Danny Lawhon, Des Moines Register, about the production of industrial hemp and what that means for Iowa farmers.