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Department of Economics

 319-335-0829      319-335-1956      W210 PBB      tippie.uiowa.edu/economics

Administration

Jarjisu Sa-Aadu
Jarjisu Sa-Aadu
Professor and Interim DEO, Department of Economics
Antonio Galvao
Antonio F. Galvao
Associate Professor
Stacey Brook
Stacey L. Brook
Lecturer and Director, Economics Undergraduate Program

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty


Rabah Amir

Professor and Director, PhD Program in Economics
J. Edward Lundy Professor of Economics

 W282 (PBB)      319-335-1230      rabah-amir@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1985
EXPERTISE:

Economic dynamics, Game Theory, Industrial Economics, Microeconomic Theory


Michael (Yu-Fai) Choi

Assistant Professor
 W382 (PBB)      319-384-1911      yufai-choi@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • MA in Economics, Boston University, 2007
  • BE in Computer Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003
EXPERTISE:

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Monetary Economics, Search Theory


Luciano De Castro

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W286 (PBB)      319-335-0963      luciano-decastro@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Mathematical Economics, National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2004
  • MS in Mathematical Economics, National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2001
  • MBA, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1999
  • BA in Electronics Engineering, Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), San Jose dos Campos, Brazil, 1995

David Frisvold

Associate Professor
 W374 (PBB)      319-335-0957      david-frisvold@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2006
  • MA in Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2005
  • BS in Mathematical Economics, Wake Forest University, 1998
EXPERTISE:

Economics of Education, Health Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics


Antonio Galvao

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W284 (PBB)      319-335-1810      antonio-galvao@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2009
  • MS in Statistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2007
  • MA in Economics, Getulio Vargas Foundation, 2003
  • BA in Economics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2001
EXPERTISE:

Applied Econometrics, Econometric Theory


Martin Gervais

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W384 (PBB)      319-335-2087      martin-gervais@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, The University of Western Ontario, 1999
  • MA in Economics, The University of Western Ontario, 1995
  • MBA, Universite Laval, 1993
  • BA in Accounting, Universite Laval, 1991
EXPERTISE:

Housing Economics, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Public Finance


Alexandre Poirier

Assistant Professor
 W332 (PBB)      319-335-3811      alexandre-poirier@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • MA in Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
  • BSc in Mathematics and Economics, Université de Montréal, 2007
EXPERTISE:

Applied Econometrics, Econometric Theory


Alice Schoonbroodt

Assistant Professor
 W334 (PBB)      319-335-0915      alice-schoonbroodt@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2006
  • MA in Economics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2000
  • BA in Economics, Universite Catholique de Louvain, LLN, Belgium, 1999
EXPERTISE:

Macroeconomics, Demographic Economics, Family Economics, Growth & Development


John Solow

Professor
Justice International Business Research Fellow

 W336 (PBB)      319-335-0845      john-solow@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Stanford University, 1983
  • MA in Economics, Stanford University, 1981
  • BA in Economics, Yale University, 1976
EXPERTISE:

Antitrust, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Sports Economics


Suyong Song

Assistant Professor
 W360 (PBB)      319-335-0832      suyong-song@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of California, San Diego, CA, 2010
  • University of California, San Diego, CA, 2008
  • MA in Economics, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2004
  • BA in Economics, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2002
EXPERTISE:

Applied Microeconomics, Econometrics, Empirical IO


Anne Villamil

Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W354 (PBB)      319-335-3944      anne-villamil@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • BA in Economics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1980

Nicholas Yannelis

Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Economics

 W380 (PBB)      319-335-2290      nicholas-yannelis@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1983
  • MA, University of Rochester, 1979
  • MA, London School of Economics, 1977
  • BA, Athens School of Economics, 1976

Nicolas Ziebarth

Assistant Professor
 W344 (PBB)      319-335-3810      nicolas-ziebarth@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Northwestern University, 2012
  • MA in Economics, Norhwestern University, 2007
  • BA Honors in Economics, Mathematics, and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

Lecturers


Stacey Brook

Lecturer and Director, Economics Undergraduate Program
 W312 (PBB)      319-335-1010      stacey-brook@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Colorado State University, 1995
  • MA in Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1991
  • BBA in Economics and Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University, 1989
EXPERTISE:

Sports Economics


Jennifer Fuhrman

Lecturer
 S322 (PBB)      319-335-0925      jennifer-fuhrman@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MA in Economics, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1998
  • BA in International Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1997

Alexandra Nica

Lecturer
 C352 (PBB)      319-335-0869      alexandra-nica@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2013
  • MA in Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2002
  • BA in International Business and Economics, University "Transilvania", Brasov, Romania, 1999
EXPERTISE:

Decision and Incentives Theory, Macroeconomics and International Trade


Blake Whitten

Lecturer
 S306 (PBB)      319-335-0937      blake-whitten@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Statistics, Florida State University, 2001
  • MS in Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992
  • MS in Mathematics, Northern Arizona University, 1985
  • BS in Mathematics and Business Economics, Northern Arizona University, 1983
EXPERTISE:

EM algorithm, Markov random fields, MCMC simulation, Meta-analysis, Missing-data problems, Spatial and space-time statistics, Statistical computing


Adjunct and Visiting Faculty


Michael Andrews

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W247 (PBB)      319-335-1404      michael-j-andrews@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • BA in Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 2011
  • BS in Supply Chain Management, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 2011

Barton Cramer

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Economics and Urban and Regional Planning
 349 (JH)      319-335-0829      barton-cramer@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economic Geography, The University of Iowa, 2007
  • MA in Geography, The University of Iowa, 1999
  • MS in Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963

A'amer Farooqi

Adjunct Associate Professor
 W210 (PBB)      319-335-0829      aamer-farooqi@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
  • MA in Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1987
  • MA in Journalism, Ohio State University, 1977
  • BA in Political Science, Denison University, 1976
EXPERTISE:

Economics of developing nations, Environmental issues and economic development, International trade and finance, Macro-economic theory and policy


Sarah Frank

Adjunct Assistant Professor
 S362 (PBB)      319-335-0504      sarah-frank@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of California, Berkeley, California, 2009
  • BA in Economics, Wellesley College, 1999

John Fuller

Professor, Urban and Regional Planning
 340 (JH)      319-335-0038      john-w-fuller@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Washington State University, 1968
  • AB in Economics, San Diego State University, 1962
EXPERTISE:

Finance and Regulation of Transport Sector, Transport Policy, Planning, and Analysis


Mary Knudson

Adjunct Assistant Professor
 W359 (PBB)      319-335-1907      mary-knudson@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1988
  • MS in Plant Breeding-Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
  • BS in Agronomy, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1981

Emily Leslie

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W383 (PBB)      319-335-3797      emily-leslie@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2013
  • BA Economics in Economics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA, 2011

Steven Stong

Visiting Assistant Professor
 S316 (PBB)      319-335-3756      steven-stong@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2014
  • MA in Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2011
  • BS in Economics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2008
EXPERTISE:

Economic theory, Game theory, Information economics, Public choice


Donald Szeszycki

Associate Vice President, Office of the Provost, and Adjunct Lecturer
 315A CALH      319-335-1543      donald-szeszycki@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MA in Economics, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1980
  • BA in Economics, Loras College, 1978
EXPERTISE:

Budgeting, Decision support system development, Information management, Operational analyses, Pricing analyses, Space planning, Strategic planning


Hennadige Thenuwara

Adjunct Assistant Professor
 W338 (PBB)      319-335-1811      hennadige-thenuwara@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, The University of Iowa, 1997
  • MA in Econometrics, University of Manchester, UK, 1988
  • MSc in Applied Statistics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1984
  • BSc in Physics, Pure Mathematics, and Industrial Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1980

George Wehby

Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, and Department of Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
 N248 CPHB      319-384-3814      george-wehby@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Health Management and Policy/Health Economics Concentration, The University of Iowa, 2006
  • MPH in Health Services Administration, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2000
  • BS in Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1998
EXPERTISE:

Health Economics, Applied Economics, Household Economics, Health Services Research, Health Policy


Armando Zavaleta

Visiting Assistant Professor
 W338 (PBB)      319-335-1811      armando-zavaleta@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Calgary, 2012
  • MA in Economics, El Colegio de Mexico, 2001
  • BA in Economics, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1996
EXPERTISE:

Environmental Economics, Political Economy, Applied Game Theory, Energy Economics


Graduate Assistants and Fellows


Liqiong Chen

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W383 (PBB)      319-335-3797      liqiong-chen@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • MA in Mathematics, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA, 2013
  • BS in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 2011

Kevin Cook

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W247 (PBB)      319-335-1404      kevin-m-cook@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BS in Mathematics, Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN, USA, 2015

Charlene Cosandier

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W359 (PBB)      319-335-1907      charlene-cosandier@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MS in Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Toulouse, France, 2012
  • BS in Econometrics, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Toulouse, France, 2009

Chelsea Crain

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W247 (PBB)      319-335-1404      chelsea-crain@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BA in Mathematics, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA, 2014

Lance Cundy

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S361 (PBB)      319-335-0983      lance-cundy@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MS in Mathematics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA, 2014
  • BS in Civil Engineering, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA, 2012
  • BS in Mathematics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA, 2012

Yifan Dai

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S361 (PBB)      319-335-0983      yifan-dai-1@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • BA in Economics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, 2011
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2012

David Enocksson

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W243 (PBB)      319-335-1403      davidjohnmalte-enocksson@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MS in Economics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2014
  • BS in Statistics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2013
  • BS in Economics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2011

Sadia Farzana

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W359 (PBB)      319-335-1907      sadia-farzana@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MA in Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA, 2011
  • BBA in Finance & Economics, North South University, Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009

Caleb Floyd

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W383 (PBB)      319-335-3797      caleb-floyd@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2014
  • BS in Applied Mathematics, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, USA, 2008

Huiyi Guo

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W247 (PBB)      319-335-1404      huiyi-guo@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2014
  • BA Economics in Mathematical Economics, School of Economics and Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2012
  • BS in Mathematical Economics, School of Economics and Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2012

Wyatt Jones

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S321 (PBB)      319-335-0975      wyatt-jones@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BBA in Economics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, 2015
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, 2015

Youn Soo Jung

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S216 (PBB)      319-335-0494      younsoo-jung@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • BS in Statistics and Economics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2010

Sun Hyung Kim

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W379 (PBB)      319-335-2601      sunhyung-kim@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • MA in Economics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2012
  • BA in Economics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2010

Chander Kochar

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W379 (PBB)      319-335-2601      chandershekhar-kochar@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MS in Applied Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2010
  • ME in Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2008
  • BTech in Electronics, School of Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Ind, 2005

Lianjun Li

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W249 (PBB)      319-335-2649      lianjun-li@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • BA in Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 2013
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 2013

Fan Liang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S321 (PBB)      319-335-0975      fan-liang@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BA in Economics and Finance, Depaul University, Chicago, IL, USA, 2015

Fan Liu

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W243 (PBB)      319-335-1403      fan-liu-1@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • MA in Economics, University of Iowa, 2013
  • BS in Economics, Emporia State University, 2010

Huizhong Liu

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W379 (PBB)      319-335-2601      huizhong-liu@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • BS in Mathematics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2013
  • BA Economics in Economics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2013

Lev Lvovskiy

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W249 (PBB)      319-335-2649      lev-lvovskiy@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Mathematics & Economics, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm, Russia, 2012
  • BA Honors in Mathematics, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm, Russia, 2010

Seyedehmina Mirazimi

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W359 (PBB)      319-335-1907      seyedehmina-mirazimi@uiowa.edu


Lydia Neeley

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W383 (PBB)      319-335-3797      lydia-neeley@uiowa.edu


Marilyn Pease

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W243 (PBB)      319-335-1403      marilyn-pease@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • MA in Economics, University of Iowa, 2013
  • BA in Mathematical Economics, Colorado College, 2010

Ryan Rudderham

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S321 (PBB)      319-335-0975      ryan-rudderham@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BA in Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, 2013
  • AA in General Studies, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL, USA, 2011

Scott Spitze

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S361 (PBB)      319-335-0983      scott-spitze@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BA in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA, 2015

Manda Tiwari

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W249 (PBB)      319-335-2649      manda-tiwari@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019

Lawrence Warren

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W383 (PBB)      319-335-3797      lawrence-warren@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2012
  • BS in Economics and Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA, 2010
EXPERTISE:

Macroeconomics, Labor, Firm Dynamics


Jacob Westman

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S216 (PBB)      319-335-0494      jacob-westman@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MA in Mathematics, Minnesota State University Mankato, Mankato, MN, USA, 2014
  • BA in Economics, Minnesota State University Mankato, Mankato, MN, USA, 2011

Travis Williams

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W379 (PBB)      319-335-2601      travis-williams@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BA in Economics, College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA, 2014
  • BS in Mathematics, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA, 2014

Menglei Yu

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S361 (PBB)      319-335-0983      menglei-yu@uiowa.edu


Zhuoya Zhang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S216 (PBB)      319-335-0494      zhuoya-zhang@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2015