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The 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.
Faculty: The Conversation recently released survey data from faculty members who write for the news source.
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.
Lee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 8 KMA Land story, "Meat Supply Chain Issues Explained."
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 https://cares.cals.iastate.edu/. If you have any problems signing up, please contact your CARES Coordinator.
Find a list of Upcoming Funding Opportunities, Jan. 2022 here.
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.
Ron Deiter, emeritus professor, is the recipient of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Iowa Chapter 2022 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award.
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."
Jackson 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.
Congratulations 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.
A 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).
John 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.
David 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.
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Ames Tribune, Jan. 4
"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."
With 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.
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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Bertan 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.