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January 11, 2018

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

January 11, 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.

January 11, 2018

Gabriel LadeGabriel Lade, assistant professor, has had his article, "Designing Climate Policy: Lessons from the Renewable Fuel Standard and the Blend Wall," published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, January 11, 2018, aax092, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aax092.

January 10, 2018

Econ faculty:

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.

Foreign Travel Grant Application Rules and Guidelines

January 10, 2018

Ginger Zehui Jiang and Jeri PrescottOn Jan. 9, 2018, Jeri Prescott presented the James R. Prescott Scholarship in Economics to graduate students Ginger Zehui Jiang and Pichittra Prapassornmanu at a reception in Heady Hall.

January 09, 2018

Lee Schulz, Christopher PudenzLee Schulz, assistant professor, had an article published in the Jan. 5, 2018 issue of National Hog Farmer online.

January 09, 2018

David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media interviews:

Erin Murphy, Lee Enteprises, about his research on whether Iowa has critical skills shortages.

January 04, 2018

Economics Faculty:

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

January 04, 2018

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor presented at the Women in Ag Leadership conference Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.

January 04, 2018

ISU Livestock Crush Margin appLivestock 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.

January 04, 2018

David SwensonDavid 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.

December 21, 2017

Happy HolidaysHappy Holidays from Heady Hall!

December 21, 2017

Farm fieldWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a story in Agrimoney about the results from the 2018 ISU Land Value Survey, released in November.

December 19, 2017

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December 18, 2017

Amy BrandauAmy Brandau, academic adviser, and her work with ag business and economics undergrad students, was recently featured in STORIES magazine.

December 18, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri 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.

December 14, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story in the Des Moines Register about the results of the 2017 Iowa State University Land Value Survey, released Dec. 12, 2017.

December 13, 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.

More information: Ellen Anderson ellena@iastate.edu

December 13, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, announced results of the 2017 Iowa State University Land Value Survey Dec. 12, 2017.

December 13, 2017

Dave SwensonDave 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.

December 12, 2017

CALS Senior Award winner Lauren SendelbachAg 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.

December 11, 2017

Hans RienscheHans Riensche, ag bus freshman, is one of 18 Iowa college students who will make up the eighth Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team.

December 11, 2017

2017 Econ department holiday partyDepartment members and guests enjoyed the annual holiday party held from noon to 2:00 p.m., Dec. 7, 2017, in 368A Heady Hall.

December 11, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong 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.

December 11, 2017

Zachary ZwiefelEconomics 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.

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