Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Economics

Germany's leading economic research organization, the Ifo Institute in Munich, honored Professor Robert Haveman with a rare recognition, making him an honorary member.
Avoidable crises such as the potential default by the United States on its debt last week could cost the U.S. dollar its privileged position as the world's main reserve currency, La Follette School economist Menzie Chinn argues in an op-ed published by the International New York Times on October 20.
Economist Menzie Chinn appears in The Economist
Economist Jason Fletcher has joined the La Follette School faculty as an associate professor of public affairs.
The United States and other countries should welcome Japan's unconventional decision to increase inflation as a method for growing its economy growth, economists Menzie Chinn and Isao Kamata argue in a new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Junior and senior economists discussed the latest health economics research at the fourth annual Midwest Health Economics Conference hosted by the La Follette School in April.
Andrew Reschovsky has spent his career exploring how tax policies affect individuals and the various ways in which state and local governments are financed. Although the government finance expert is retiring from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, his research schedule remains full.
Donald Nichols, whose tenure leading the La Follette School of Public Affairs helped shape Wisconsin's economic development, died February 15 at age 72.
La Follette School professor Barbara (Bobbi) Wolfe has won one of eight Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professorships. The economist is now the Richard A. Easterlin Professor of Health Economics.
La Follette School alum and economist Eugene Steuerle will discuss fiscal democracy in a seminar on Tuesday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. His talk is called "Restoring 'Fiscal Democracy' and Securing a Brighter Future for Our Kids & the Nation."
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