Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Economics

Xin Nong has wide-ranging interests that he is now exploring through the La Follette School's international public affairs program.

Economist Barbara Wolfe and first-year student Maria Serakos and will speak on "The Affordable Care Act: One Year Later" in a noon seminar on Tuesday, November 25, in the La Follette School conference room.

Professor Tim Smeeding explores four policy problems brought on by declining fertility and a growing proportion of elders in an article published in Science magazine.

La Follette School economist Jason Fletcher has been awarded a $92,730 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to analyze three school-based longitudinal datasets from the past three decades to assess educational mobility.

Professor Barbara Wolfe wants to know why people act the way they do and how society might help them make better choices.

From the implications of an increased minimum wage to current account balances across the globe to the fiscal policies of the United States and the United Kingdom, economist Menzie Chinn keeps an eye on all trends macro.

Understanding the long-term impacts of public policy in Wisconsin and across the United States are at the top of Jason Fletcher's research agenda.

Public policy in an uncertain world is the subject of a seminar Thursday, May 15, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building. Charles Manski, an economist at Northwestern University, will speak.
Economist Menzie Chinn's analysis of private nonfarm job growth in four states is highlighted by a Los Angeles Times columnist this week.
Personal bankruptcy, asset risk and entrepreneurship will be discussed at a noon seminar Wednesday, May 7, in the La Follette School conference room.
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