David Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in the Oct. 7 The Gazette story, "Iowa farmers calling it quits could increase, economists say." “Farmers can’t continue to do that. So it does create stress and it does create the probability that more of those operations are going to go under,” said Swenson.
The holidays are almost upon us--so you'll want to put the Economics Holiday Party on your calendar now!
Wednesday, December 11
368A Heady Hall
CALS enrollment, by the numbers:
Call for Proposals: Due October 14
New 3-Credit Undergraduate Courses in CALS
Desire Kedagni, assistant professor, and his wife, Claire, welcomed the birth of a baby girl, Esther, on September 25th at 8:11 am. Her weight at birth was 7lbs 0.2 oz, and her height was 17 inches. All are doing well. Congratulations!
The department welcomes a new student worker, Tiffany Contreras. Tiffany is a sociology and criminal justice senior who will be helping out in the office. Stop in and welcome her MWF from 9-1, or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented a paper, "U.S. Anglers’ WTP for nutrient reduction and water quality: A spatially integrated economic-ecological model of Lake Erie,” at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign September 28-29, 2019.
Chen-Ti Chen, fifth-year PhD student (with coauthor John Crespi), presented a poster at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign September 28-29, 2019. Chen's poster, with its innovative design, won one of the two poster awards given at the workshop.
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Provost for Faculty Development.
Five graduate students were elected as board members for the Economics Graduate Student Association (EGSA) for fall and spring semesters 2019-20.
Desire Kedagni, assistant professor, had his paper, "Generalized Instrumental Inequalities: Testing the IV Independence Assumption,'' (joint with Ismael Mourifie), accepted at Biometrika.
Join us for a journey around the world to discover the collaboration between nature and humanity in order to feed, clothe, and beautify the world! You are invited to the Iowa State University Seed Science Center 2019 Leroy & Barbara Everson Global Seed Symposium on October 14 and 15 at the Gateway Hotel in Ames, Iowa. This symposium is held in collaboration with the World Food Prize, in Des Moines.
To faculty and staff:
It's time for CALS and LAS staff award nominations and I'm sure that many of you are aware of the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of department staff in the past year.
Therefore, the econ department staff awards committee is opening up nomination suggestions for this year's staff awards to all of you.
Smart Prosperity is sponsoring a short course on natural capital and capital asset pricing for PhD students and post-docs. There is funding available for students/post-docs (target North American students and post-docs). Information on the course and application process can be found on the Smart Prosperity website.
What’s Your Story: Using Storytelling to Build Your Personal Brand
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Gold Room, Memorial Union
David Swenson, associate scientist, answered questions from Trent Rice, WHO Radio, about the likely effects on the regional economy of the Saudi oil production disruptions.
Sher Afghan Asad, 5th year Ph.D. candidate, presented his paper, "Do workers discriminate against their out-group employers? Evidence from an online labor market," at the Advances with Field Experiments 2019 conference at the University of Chicago September 12, 2019.