Conferences and Seminars
One of the strongest assets of any economics department is the exchange of intellectual challenges and ideas through various seminars and conferences. At Iowa, the conferences and weekly seminars provide insights to students and faculty alike.
- Seminars (Clarence Tow Lectures)
This on-campus series of lectures covers a variety of economic topics presented by scholars from both the private and public sectors on subjects of interest to the economics faculty and students. These presentations occur roughly once a week during the academic year. This series is funded by a gift from Clarence Tow.
- Workshops (Clarence Tow)
This on-campus series of workshops covers a variety of economic topics presented by junior scholars from both the private and public sectors on subjects of interest to the economics faculty and students. These workshops are funded by a gift from Clarence Tow.
- Davies-deBoer Seminar in Health Economics
These seminars cover topics relating to Health Economics. This series is funded by a bequest from Dr. Eleanor deBoer, PhD Economics, University of Iowa 1949, as a memorial to UI faculty member Dr. George R. Davies; with additional support from the College of Pharmacy and the Public Policy Center.
- Demographic Economics Conference
The Conference on Demographic Economics gathers top senior and promising junior researchers in the field of Demographic Economics to allow for productive exchanges on the latest developments in the field and to launch the new Journal of Demographic Economics (JODE).
The purpose of the conference is threefold. First, the conference invites top researchers in the field of Demographic Economics, both with a microeconomics or macroeconomics background, to present their work in plenary sessions. Second, the conference aims at giving promising junior researchers a platform to present their work in a poster format and receive valuable comments from top senior researchers in the field. Third, the format of the conference fosters productive exchanges on the latest developments in the field by inviting an additional set of outside and local participants, including faculty and PhD students.
The umbrella under which the conference is organized is the launch of the new Journal of Demographic Economics (JODE). Co-organizers of the conference are Alice Schoonbroodt (Assistant Professor of Economics, The University of Iowa), David de la Croix (Professor at Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and JODE editor in chief) and Murat Iyigun (Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, JODE co-editor).
- Iowa Alumni Workshops
Each year, we host a one-day workshop where some of our current Ph.D. students and alumni present their research. The presentations cover a wide array of topics in economics. This annual event started in the spring of 2002 and is sponsored by the Clarence W. Tow Fund.
- Midwest International Economics Group
Founded to encourage research in international trade, this organization holds conferences twice a year, in conjunction with the Midwest Mathematical Economics and Theory Conference. The conference location rotates between a number of universities each semester.