Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Evidence Based Policy

La Follette School Professor Dave Weimer has published a new book, Behavioral Economics for Cost-Benefit Analysis: Benefit Validity When Sovereign Consumers Seem to Make Mistakes. He has written, co-authored, or edited more than a dozen books, including two that have made important contributions to public policy education.

The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is sponsoring a public discussion about community health on Friday, September 8 at UW–Fox Valley. State Representatives Dave Murphy, Mike Rohrkaste, and Amanda Stuck are hosting the event, which features six local groups working to improve health in the region.

During the 2016 federal fiscal year, nearly half of the people experiencing homelessness in Wisconsin were members of a family with minor children. Most also lived outside of Milwaukee and Dane Counties.

Sam Austin (MIPA ’08) joined the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as its director in mid-October. Austin previously served as a budget analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB).

August 31, 2016

Yang Wang

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

June 13, 2015

Emilia Tjernström

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
Faculty Affiliate, Department of Agriculture & Applied Economics

June 15, 2014

David L. Weimer

Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy

June 12, 2014

Hilary Shager

Associate Director, La Follette School of Public Affairs
Director, Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and Committee Connect

June 12, 2014

Donald Moynihan

Director, La Follette School of Public Affairs
Professor of Public Affairs

Lecturer in Public Affairs and Economics

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