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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
Dr. 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.
Feng, Xiaoguang and Hayes, D.J. (2016), “Diversifying systemic risk in agriculture,” Agricultural Finance Review, Vol. 76 No. 4, pp. 512-531.
Otavio Bartalotti, “Revising the Effects of Unemployment Insurance Extensions on Unemployment: A Measurement Error-Corrected Regression Discontinuity Approach”
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David 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.
Trent Rice, KASI, Trent Rice Show, on-air conversation about the Polk County minimum wage increase.
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.
David 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.
John 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.
Catherine Hayes, senior in agricultural business, is part of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s 2016 Next Generation Program.
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.
David 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.
Joshua 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."