We were saddened to hear the news of our colleague Georgeanne Artz's passing on Thursday, April 25, after her battle with cancer. The Department of Economics wishes to extend condolences to Chris Boessen and his family.
Congratulations to four economics grad students who were awarded Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Awards. They are (l to r): Jae Hyoung Kim, Shirui Wang, Kunwon Ahn, and Jia Cao.
Three economics department undergrads received scholarships at the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Awards Ceremony April 7. Students honored were:
Two member of the department were selected to receive AAEA Awards at the AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta in July, 2019.
A Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) report, The Impact of the 2018 Trade Disruptions on the Iowa Economy, has won the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis
A study by assistant scientist Liesl Eathington, "Components of County Population Change, 2010-2018," was cited in a WHO-TV story on April 26.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a story by Courtney Van Meter, Financial Times, about why Iowa has such a low unemployment rate, the nature of recent job growth, and how that might influence campaign messages.
Ph.D. student Sher Afghan Asad has won a Small Grant in Behavioral Economics from the Russel Sage Foundation.
Congratulations to Beatriz and Otavio Bartalotti on the newest member of their family! A little girl, Helena Pereira Bartalotti, was born at 5:03 on April 22, 2019. She weighed 4.026g (8 lb 14 oz) and measured 52cm (20.5 inches). Otavio reports that the whole family is doing well.
Keri Jacobs, associate professor and Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Endowed Economics Professor, led a training workshop on April 16 on the cooperative business model for ISU faculty who will teach in the Ivy College of Business executive MBA program (Ivy EMBA).
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor published a new report, "Egg Processing, Cartoning and Transportation Costs: A Special Report," for the Egg Industry Center.
The Winter 2019 CARD Agricultural Policy Review is now available.
Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, addressed the 20 members and three ISU students in attendance at the Central Iowa Women in Agribusiness Quarterly Networking Event March 27, 2019.
Celeste Swanson, ag bus/econ senior, was the subject of a CALS Senior Spotlight. Swanson, who is a Student Travel Consultant for CALS, has traveled on five study abroad programs.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Grant Gerlock, Iowa Public Radio, about whether the country, and Iowa in particular, is “full” as asserted by the president and the importance of foreign-born workers to the state’s economy.
Mark Edelman, professor, made a Community Reinvestment Act presentation to 40 bank compliance officers from across Iowa at a round table sponsored by the three federal regulators April 9, 2019.
Grad student Gyu Kim, his wife Eunmi, and daughter Miso welcomed Lachlan, a beautiful baby boy, to their family at 10:19 am Thursday morning, April 4. Lachlan weighed 4 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 3/4 inches long. Congratulations!