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October 31, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with Perry Beeman, Des Moines Business Record, about the likelihood of meaningful wage increases in Iowa as well as the industrial groups that are growing versus declining.

October 28, 2016

Swanson family honored at Cyclone family weekend The Swanson family was honored as Cyclone Family of the Year during Cyclone Family Weekend.

October 26, 2016

Dr. John MiranowskiMembers and friends of the Department of Economics celebrated Professor John Miranowski's retirement with a reception in Heady on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

October 26, 2016

Chad Hart, associate professor, Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Lee Schulz, assistant professor, will host two Ag Outlook meetings in Spencer and LeMars, IA on Nov. 9, 2016.

October 25, 2016

The university will again support a partial semester break closing from Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Additional information can be found at the following link:

October 25, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangDr. Wendong Zhang is administering the 2016 ISU Iowa Land Value Survey. This survey will be sent out to farm managers, appraisers, brokers, ag lenders and other agricultural professionals via paper and online for participation from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016.

October 20, 2016

Dr. Catherine KlingCatherine Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor, and Matthew Helmers, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, were nominated to the Agricultural Science Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board.

October 20, 2016

Xiaoguang Feng, Dr. Dermot Hayes

Feng, Xiaoguang and Hayes, D.J. (2016), “Diversifying systemic risk in agriculture,” Agricultural Finance Review, Vol. 76 No. 4, pp. 512-531.

October 18, 2016

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, “Revising the Effects of Unemployment Insurance Extensions on Unemployment: A Measurement Error-Corrected Regression Discontinuity Approach”
Oct. 20
3:40-5:00 pm
360 Heady Hall

October 18, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, replied to several media requests recently:

Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about Amazon hiring more people for the Christmas holidays and what that might portend for main street business.

October 13, 2016

The National Science Foundation has generously funded two nights of hotel and living expenses for twenty graduate students attending the meeting of the NBER project on the Economics of Digitization Mar. 1-3, 2017 at Stanford University. On Mar. 1 and 2, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students to overviews of this young frontier area of research and provide graduate students face-to-face time with research leaders.

The deadline for submission is midnight, EST on Nov. 18, 2016.

October 06, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for an hour-long PBS documentary, "The Ethanol Effect," hosted by David Biello. The program airs Sunday, Oct. 9, 8p CT on PBS World Channel.

October 03, 2016

Dr. John CrespiJohn Crespi, professor, is one of the researchers who recently won $450,000 in the third round of funding from the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research. The award will support big-data studies of brain diseases.

October 03, 2016

Catherine HayesCatherine Hayes, senior in agricultural business, is part of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s 2016 Next Generation Program.

October 03, 2016

Tufts University is offering a new PhD program in Human Developmental Economics.
This interdisciplinary doctoral program is offered by the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development (CSHD) and the Department of Economics.  It aims to better understand human development through the study of cultural, social, emotional, economic and behavioral interactions as they contribute to socialization and decision making. 

More information

October 03, 2016

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, spoke with Christopher Doering, Des Moines Register, about how an oversupply of eggs, a response to last year's avian flu, has resulted in lower egg prices.

September 29, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked to Asma Khalid, NPR political reporter, about Iowa’s demographic and economic characteristics, especially among white, lower educated workers, that make it appear to not favor Clinton as much as it did Obama.

September 28, 2016

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was invited to give a lecture at the School of Management and Economics at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu, China on Sep. 26, 2016. The topic was "Explaining the Gender Composition of the United States IT Workforce."

September 28, 2016

Dr. Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor, co-authored a column with Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State, titled "Trade Myths and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Strategy." It is the second of a series of invited columns for Agri-Pulse Point-Counterpoint on trade.

September 26, 2016

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer, Bruce Rastetter Chair in Agricultural Entrepreneurship, and director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, was awarded the Iowa State University Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa on Sep. 26, 2016 in the Memorial Union Great Hall.

September 23, 2016

Dr. Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor, will present a seminar Sep. 27 for the Bioeconomy Institute program in connection with the delegation visit by faculty from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.  

September 22, 2016

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, presented a detailed analysis of farm financial conditions using farm level data from the Iowa Farm Business Association during the Association’s Fall Workshop in Altoona, IA.

September 22, 2016

Dr. Catherine Kling, Dr. David KeiserResearchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development have secured an $800,000 grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency that will allow them to study the benefits of water quality improvements.

September 19, 2016

Wendy WintersteenWendy Wintersteen, dean of CALS, has been awarded the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.


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