Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: International Trade and Development

Professor Menzie Chinn of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and UW–Madison’s Department of Economics on Saturday presented a paper about global current account imbalances during the influential Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Keynote speakers Peter Hall of Harvard University and Gillian Tett of the Financial Times offered insights into the future of European integration and the political climate in the United States and abroad at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on April 6.

Gillian Tett, the U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times, and Peter Hall, the Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, will provide keynote presentations during “Europe in Crisis: The Future of the EU and Trans-Atlantic Relations” at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Thursday, April 6.

In one of his first contributions on EconoFact, La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn discussed President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border. Chinn, one of the United States’ leading experts on currency exchange rates, also is co-author of the widely praised Econbrowser blog.

Mark Copelovitch of UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs received a 2017 Vilas Associates Award for his project How Do International Economic Shocks Influence Domestic Politics?

August 31, 2016

Yang Wang

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

Serving in the U.S. Senate, Amy Klobuchar draws on her Minnesota roots and “the Midwestern belief that you are part of something bigger than yourself.” Klobuchar, the first woman to represent Wisconsin’s western neighbor in the Senate, wove that theme throughout her presentation, “Internationalism in the Heartland,” at UW-Madison on Feb. 17.

June 13, 2015

Emilia Tjernström

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

La Follette professor Susan Yackee and MPA student Sam Matteson got a firsthand look at the process of building a public university from scratch during a weeklong trip to Kazakhstan in October.

As nations move toward using local systems to manage and operate international development projects, the United States should consider using a standardized risk assessment framework, La Follette School students recommend in an analysis prepared in consultation with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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