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February 08, 2021

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:

February 08, 2021

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.

February 08, 2021

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a Feb. 5 Iowa Farmer Today story, "Recent U.S. trade agreements pay off."

February 08, 2021

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.

February 08, 2021

Dr. Wendong Zhang, Dr. Chad Hart, Albulena BashaWendong 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.

February 08, 2021

Dr. Neil HarlNeil 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.

February 08, 2021

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter 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."

February 04, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong 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.

February 02, 2021

Virtual Workshop: September 22, 2021

Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2021

February 02, 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

February 02, 2021

Research Days 2021Registration for presenting in this year’s program and participating in networking opportunities has been extended until Feb. 11, 2021, or until all event participant time slots are filled. Registration as an attendee only is also available and will remain open until the event cap is reached.

February 01, 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.

February 01, 2021

Dr. Desire KedagniDesire Kedagni, assistant professor, had his new paper, “Identifying Treatment Effects in the Presence of Confounded Types,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Econometrics.

January 29, 2021

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, presented a webinar titled, "Insights Iowa: Informing the financial picture for Iowa’s primary crops and the decisions made,” Jan. 28, 2021, as part of the 2021 Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit Webinar Series.

January 28, 2021

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: econ-officehelp@iastate.edu

January 28, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was a guest on a Farm4Profit podcast, "Will the US and China Play Nice Together?" Jan. 25.

January 27, 2021

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.

January 27, 2021

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).

January 27, 2021

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

January 26, 2021

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh 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

January 26, 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.

January 26, 2021

2021 SRSA Virtual Meeting

Join us for the 60th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association delivered via Zoom
April 6 – 9, 2021

January 22, 2021

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 21 WOI-TV story, "Fight for $15 minimum wage continues into Biden administration."

January 21, 2021

COVID by the numbersCOVID-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.

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