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MSU graduate and former IRAEA research assistant places in national economics competition
September 11, 2020
A recent Montana State University graduate and IRAEA graduate research assistant placed second in a national agricultural economics competition last month, the first MSU student to place in the program’s top three.
IRAEA releases 2019-2020 Annual Report
August 14, 2020
IRAEA releases 2019-2020 Annual Report
Former White House economist to give virtual lecture Sept. 17
August 17, 2020
Economist Christina Romer will deliver a virtual distinguished lecture Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. To view the virtual Distinguished Lecture, visit
MSU economics graduate wins outstanding thesis award
July 8, 2020
Andrew Swanson, a 2019 graduate of Montana State University, received one of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s highest honors for his examination of the impacts of tax codes on grain prices in the Midwest.
IRAEA co-director Stock speaks to YPR about the federal Payment Protection Program and its impact on Montana's economy
June 10, 2020
IRAEA co-director Stock speaks to YPR about the federal Payment Protection Program and its impact on Montana's economy
IRAEA Undergraduate Research Scholar awarded MSU’s most prestigious academic scholarship
June 1, 2020
Kyle Rutten, a mathematics major and IRAEA Undergraduate Research Scholar, received a 2020 Cameron Presidential Scholarship, an endowment established in 2017 by the Cameron Family for MSU students in the Honors College.
MSU visiting research scholars’ study suggests raising e-cigarette taxes may drive vapers to purchase traditional cigarettes
February 10, 2020
Raising taxes on e-cigarette taxes in an attempt to cut vaping may cause vapers to turn to traditional cigarettes
MSU economists cited in Washington Post article on farm bailout
January 23, 2020
The work of professors Eric Belasco and Vincent Smith was mentioned in the Post’s article “With Trump’s farm bailout came surprising profits, but little help for the neediest,” on Dec. 30.
IRAEA research grantee to present research focused on invasive plants on Nov. 20
December 31, 2019
Montana State University researcher will discuss her insights gained from studying invasive plants during a November talk on campus.
MSU economics professor featured in Netflix documentary series on the business of sugar
October 28, 2019
Summary: Vincent Smith was featured on an episode of the series “Rotten,” in which he discusses the political and equitable impacts of the sugar industry in the U.S. and abroad.

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