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John Beghin, professor and Marlin Cole Professor in international agricultural economics, has submitted his formal resignation effective Dec. 31, 2016. He has accepted the department head position at North Carolina State University.
David Swenson, associate scientist, gave a presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago conference on The Downturn in Agriculture: Implications for the Midwest and the Future of Farming on Nov. 29, 2016.
You are invited to celebrate the joys of the holidays at the Department of Economics Holiday Party on Tues., December 6th.
The festivities will take place in 368A Heady, starting at noon and lasting until 2:00 p.m. Come one, come all!
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and farm management specialist, spoke with Von Ketelsen from KCIM 1380 AM and KICK 106.7 FM about Iowa farmland value trends and the upcoming press conference on Dec. 13, 2016.
Fifteen Iowa college freshmen majoring in agricultural business have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships through a collaboration with Landus Cooperative and the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Economics.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, arranged for a delegation from DuPont Pioneer China to visit Key Cooperative to learn about the cooperative business model, capitalization, and member use of the cooperative.
The following are details for all faculty members who may be planning to use the ISU online testing center during Spring 2017 but who have not yet registered their courses or examination information.
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the economics office hours for next week will be:
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about prospects for holiday shopping in Iowa.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, delivered the keynote address, "Economies as Constructively Rational Games: Oh, the Places We Could Go!" at Duke Forest Conference, Durham, NC, November 11-13, 2016.
Chad Hart, associate professor, spoke with AgriNews about what President-elect Trump and a GOP-heavy House and Senate could mean for agriculture.
On Oct. 26, 2016, an Economics Alumni Panel on “Free Trade and Business at the Border” was presented before an audience of 200 at the Gerdin Business building.
Faculty and staff considering phased retirement:
The current Board-approved Phased Retirement program will expire on June 30, 2017, unless renewed by the Board prior to expiration. To date, there has been no indication from the Board Office of plans to renew the program after June 30, 2017. Consequently, if you have been considering phased retirement, you may want to finalize your decision in the near future.
Sonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, presented the paper, “Diet, Alcohol Consumption, Lifestyle and Happiness: Application to Russian Data,” at the 8th Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, October 14-15, 2016.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, made a presentation, "Agricultural Entrepreneurship – A Supply-Side View," Nov. 2, 2016 at the Prairie Crest Capital Ag Tech Investor Conference, West Des Moines, Iowa.
The Iowa-led EE-AGG team, a collaboration of rural investors, business leaders and engineering companies, announced that it has been named as one of the 27 teams advancing in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies...
Alumna Shazia Manus (’98 economics), was presented the Public Engagement Award, Department of Economics, as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrated alumni and friends at its annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 27, at the ISU Alumni Center.
To all researchers and grant coordinators: The NSF has issued a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Guide (NSF 17-1).
David 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.
The Swanson family was honored as Cyclone Family of the Year during Cyclone Family Weekend.
Members and friends of the Department of Economics celebrated Professor John Miranowski's retirement with a reception in Heady on Friday, Oct. 21, 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: http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/10/06/break