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January 14, 2022

2022 Minority ReportThe 2022 Minority Report is now available. The Minority Report is the annual news of the AEA’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, the American Society of Hispanic Economists, the Association for Economic Research of Indigenous Peoples, and the National Economic Association.

January 13, 2022

The Conversation surveyFaculty: The Conversation recently released survey data from faculty members who write for the news source.

January 13, 2022

David Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed this week by:

Ty Rushing, Iowa Starting Line, for the Jan. 12 story, "Economist: Reynolds’ ‘Flat Tax’ Benefits Rich, Puts Burden on Poor."

January 12, 2022

COVID-19 testing

Several testing options are available on campus and in the Ames community.

· Thielen Student Health Center: Available for students who are experiencing symptoms. Students can schedule a testing appointment online.

January 11, 2022

Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 8 KMA Land story, "Meat Supply Chain Issues Explained."

January 10, 2022

Attention Researchers:

Starting Feb. 2022, only subscribers to the funding opps listerv will receive funding opportunity alerts from CALS. You can join the listserv at any time from the CARES website at If you have any problems signing up, please contact your CARES Coordinator.

Find a list of Upcoming Funding Opportunities, Jan. 2022 here.

January 10, 2022

Annual requirement for Conflicts of Interest and Commitment (COIC) Disclosure

This message is a reminder to complete your annual COIC disclosure (for 2022) now.  You should also update the COIC disclosure form throughout the year as necessary.

January 10, 2022

Ron DeiterRon Deiter, emeritus professor, is the recipient of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Iowa Chapter 2022 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award.

January 06, 2022

The Sadie Collective will host the fourth annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference for Economics and Related Fields (SACE) Feb. 17-19, 2022, in a hybrid format. The overarching theme of SACE 2022 will be "Upholding the Standard: Cultivating Economic Shifts Through Accountability and Community."

January 06, 2022

Jackson NovakJackson Novak, senior in economics, has had his proposal "Commodity-Specific Regulation in the Rail Industry" accepted for presentation in an Undergraduate Session at the MEA’s 86th Annual Meetings, March 25-27, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

January 05, 2022

CALS Council exec teamCongratulations to two economics department students who were recently elected to the Iowa State University CALS Council executive team. Julia Quisley, ag business senior (far left in photo) was elected secretary, and Colton Moore, (far right) ag business junior, treasurer.

January 05, 2022

John Winters, Jun Yeong LeeA study by John Winters, professor, and Jun Yeong Lee, PhD candidate, reveals the ratio of immigrants who are self-employed vs. paid-employed is much higher in parts of the country with warmer January temperatures (i.e., the South) and lower in colder areas (i.e., the Midwest).

January 04, 2022

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed for "Economists answer carbon market questions," in the Dec. 22 edition of The Neighbor.

January 04, 2022

Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 3 Citizen Tribune story, "Strong livestock prices should hold in 2022, economist says."

January 04, 2022

John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, Iowa State University vice president for extension and outreach, was part of the Farm to Table Task Force commissioned during the 2021 state legislative session to identify strategies to improve the farm-to-table supply chain in Iowa, with a special focus on increasing sales to institutional purchasers, including schools.

January 04, 2022

Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a Dec. 22 story, "Higher wages, rising input costs and supply chain problems pushing up pork prices but not producer profits."

January 04, 2022

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 1 KIWA story, "Profile of farm owners in Iowa hasn’t changed much."

January 04, 2022

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was quoted in a Dec. 22 Quartz story, "Why coffee and oat prices are rising faster than oil’s."

January 04, 2022

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed by Donnelle Eller for a Jan. 3 Des Moines Register story about the impending layoffs of 710 workers at TPI Composites in Newton.

This story also covered by:
Ames Tribune, Jan. 4

January 04, 2022

John WintersJohn Winters, professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 4 WalletHub story, "2022's Best Cities for Jobs."

"The unemployment rate for 2022 will depend on COVID variants and policy responses, and there is much uncertainty in those. That said, the economy is currently quite strong and I expect that will likely continue through 2022. I think we will be close to the pre-pandemic unemployment rate of 3.5% by the end of 2022."

December 20, 2021

UAE study abroad 2021With passports in hand and suitcases in tow, two groups of students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences boarded planes to study abroad during Iowa State University’s fall break. The faculty-led program to the United Arab Emirates provided students opportunities to witness international agriculture and develop a global perspective of the industry.

December 20, 2021

Assistant Professor of Economics

The Economics Department at the Stern School of Business, New York University, has an opening for two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Economics, in any field, the position starting in September 2022.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD, or candidates must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation prior to appointment, and are expected to be productive researchers and effective teachers at undergraduate, MBA and PhD levels.

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December 16, 2021

Bertan TurhanBertan Turhan, assistant professor, made two recent presentations of his research article, "How to De-reserve Reserves: Admissions to Technical Colleges in India" (joint with Orhan Aygun), at two virtual conferences.

December 15, 2021

Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a Dec. 1 KIWA  story, "NPB using export information to increase global demand."

December 14, 2021

Bobby MartensBobby Martens, associate professor, was asked by Chief Economist Robin Anderson and the Iowa Department of Revenue Director Kraig Paulsen to moderate the newly developed State of Iowa Chief Economist’s Council.


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