The National Bureau of Economic Research's Summer Institute is a three-week gathering of applied economists that takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts during July each year. All NBER research programs sponsor meetings during the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute typically includes a number of relatively informal meetings that bring together researchers working on a narrowly-focused topic. Each December, the NBER issues a call for papers in connection with the upcoming Summer Institute.
Abstract deadline: March 19, 2018
Iowa State classes will not meet and the economics department offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, to observe the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Please note that the deadline for the next round of Foreign Travel Grants (covering primarily travel from May 16, 2018 through January 16, 2019) to reach the CALS office is March 19. To ensure adequate time for chair approval please be sure to submit your applications to Joshua no later than March 5.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media interviews:
Erin Murphy, Lee Enteprises, about his research on whether Iowa has critical skills shortages.
A reminder that the process for adding your working papers to the departments working paper series and having it deposited in the ISU Libraries online repository is very simple. From this page in the department web site https://www.econ.iastate.edu/working-papers
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor presented at the Women in Ag Leadership conference Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.
Livestock producers who purchase feeder cattle or weaned pigs plus the feed, and then sell finished animals at a specific point in time, take on a significant amount of both input and output price risk.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Clay Masters, Iowa Public Radio, about the influence of farming on overall state total income and on state tax revenues.
Happy Holidays from Heady Hall!
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a story in Agrimoney about the results from the 2018 ISU Land Value Survey, released in November.
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Amy Brandau, academic adviser, and her work with ag business and economics undergrad students, was recently featured in STORIES magazine.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, delivered a keynote presentation, “Consolidation and Competition in Midwest Agriculture: Are these Game-Changers?” at the University of Minnesota’s Crop Pest Management Short Course on Dec. 12, 2017.
Heady Hall will be considered locked but occupied during the period Dec. 25, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018. You will be able to enter the building with your access card. There will be no mail service during this time. There will also be no custodial or vending service, and vendors will not deliver packages. There should be a reduction in heat in the building, however in the past this has not been significant.
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Dave Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Paul Yeager of Iowa Public Television’s “Market to Market” for a podcast on the state’s economy, its growth prospects and whether tax cuts will lead to greater job growth.
Ag bus and economics senior Lauren Sendelbach is the winner of the CALS Leadership Excellence award. After graduation, Sendelbach, who is from Henry, Illinois, plans to work for the Kramp Group in Varsseveld, Netherlands.
Hans Riensche, ag bus freshman, is one of 18 Iowa college students who will make up the eighth Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team.
Department members and guests enjoyed the annual holiday party held from noon to 2:00 p.m., Dec. 7, 2017, in 368A Heady Hall.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, will speak at the 2018 Farm Futures Business Summit Jan. 18-19, 2018, at the Coralville Marriott Hotel near Iowa City, Iowa.
Economics junior Zachary Zwiefel has had his paper “The Propagation of Macroeconomic Shocks” accepted for presentation in the undergraduate paper sessions at the Midwest Economics Association meeting at the Hilton Orrington, March 23-25, 2017, in Evanston, Illinois. His paper will be entered in the MEA competition of undergraduate papers.