As part of the Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program activities at the NBER Summer Institute, we are organizing a two-day research meeting on Innovation. The session will take place virtually on July 20 and 21.
The workshop will include papers on the economics of innovation and innovation policy. We encourage submissions on any topic related to innovation, and are especially interested in papers relating to:
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2021-22 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA). The Emerging Leaders Academy fosters and enhances leadership development of faculty and P&S staff currently serving in leadership roles, or those who aspire to such positions. ELA is offered annually to a select cohort of current and future institutional leaders. During the academic year, the ELA cohort participates in monthly leadership activities led by content experts and facilitators.
The 2021 Women in Economics Symposium will be a virtual event, held 6-8 p.m. Central on Feb. 17 and 18, 2021.
This event is for high school students, college students, educators and anyone curious about the economics profession.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, professor, have a new publication, "The impacts of interest rate changes on US Midwest farmland values," at Agricultural Finance Review. This is a joint work with MS graduate Albulena Basha, and is built on her master thesis.
Neil Harl, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences and emeritus professor, has had his new book, "After the Wall Fell: A History of the Accomplishments by the Center for International Agricultural Finance at Iowa State University," published by Dorrance Publishing.
Peter Orazem, university professor, was quoted in a Feb. 7 Iowa State Daily story, "Understanding the GameStop saga even if you don't understand the stock market."
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a zoom presentation titled "U.S.-China Agricultural Trade after the Election: the Way Forward" for the 2021 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Member-Only Winter Programs, ISU Alumni Association Feb. 3, 2021.
CALL FOR PAPERS - 2021 NBER Summer Institute
Virtual Workshop: September 22, 2021
Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2021
The fifth annual NBER Economics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference will be held virtually on September 23-24, 2021.
Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2021
Iowa State faculty will be asked to share their work experience and typical weekly schedule through two surveys they'll receive during the next two months.
In a letter to faculty this week, senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert and Faculty Senate president Carol Faber said the feedback will be used to better serve and promote the development of all faculty, create better understanding among policymakers of faculty work and ultimately enrich the overall faculty experience at Iowa State.
Desire Kedagni, assistant professor, had his new paper, “Identifying Treatment Effects in the Presence of Confounded Types,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Econometrics.
As in the fall, the undergraduate office will not be open for walk-in traffic. The main office (260) will be staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday starting Jan. 25, 2021. Any short-term closure for lunch hour or a meeting will be posted, along with a time that the office will be reopened.
We have two student assistants helping to staff the department office this spring. They can help assist with small projects such as scanning, copying, data entry, etc. Send your requests to: email@example.com
The AEA Committee on Economic Education will sponsor a poster session at the 2022 ASSA Meetings in Boston devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Instead of papers, session presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which will be mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to talk directly with session participants. Although we encourage presenters to include evidence that their strategy enhances learning, we do not require quantifiable evidence.
The 2021 Research Days event
Registration for presenting in this year’s program and participating in networking opportunities is currently open and will remain open until Jan. 29, 2021, or until all event participant time slots are filled. It's a great opportunity to raise awareness of the innovative research happening in your departments, to learn about other projects on campus and to network (through virtual forums this year).
We look forward to you joining us for the 2021 Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity Conference. Although we cannot be together in-person we look forward to bringing the same energy and experience to you virtually!
PRECONFERENCE: Wed., March 3, 2021
The preconference is open to Iowa State faculty and staff.
FULL CONFERENCE: Thur. & Fri., March 4-5, 2021
Leigh Tesfatsion, research professor and professor emerita, has had a new book published.
A New Swing-Contract Design for Wholesale Power Markets
By Leigh Tesfatsion, 20 Chapters, 288pp., Wiley/IEEE Press, c. 2021
TO: All Economics Faculty, P&S Staff, Postdocs and Graduate Assistants
This message is a reminder to complete your annual COIC disclosure (for 2021) now. You should also update the COIC disclosure form throughout the year as necessary. Please review the instructions below carefully because the reporting process has changed, and there are several additions to the policies of which you should be aware.
2021 SRSA Virtual Meeting
Join us for the 60th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association delivered via Zoom
April 6 – 9, 2021
COVID-19 data from the fall semester tell a story of the tremendous effort to manage the pandemic on campus. Iowa State University’s public health team and several employee volunteers provided testing, case management and contact tracing to help limit the spread of infection.