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February 10th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — GianCarlo Moschini, economics professor and Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair in Science and Technology Policy, became chair of the Iowa State University economics department Feb. 1.
Moschini joined the Iowa State economics faculty in 1987. He will serve as chair through June 30, 2012.
Moschini replaces Arne Hallam, an economics professor who stepped down as department chair to become an interim associate dean in the Iowa State College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which co-administers the economics department with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Moschini's academic research has investigated a number of topics, including the modeling of demand and production systems, the study of making decisions under risk, the role of intellectual property rights and the economic impact of innovation and new technologies.
Moschini, a native of Italy, holds a doctorate from the University of Guelph in Canada. He is a former editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and was elected a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association in 2003.