Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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The La Follette School welcomed the 2017–18 incoming class of 53 students Thursday, August 31 during Orientation at the Pyle Center.

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.

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.

From “Brexit” to U.S. presidential candidates talking about immigration, from the latest job reports to the latest dip in oil prices, every event that makes the headlines carries an economic impact, and a blog co-authored by a UW-Madison professor analyzes and contextualizes these newsworthy happenings.

As the 2016 presidential election draws near, five La Follette School faculty members shared their expertise on several key policy issues with more than 30 students, staff, and colleagues Tuesday. The hour-long discussion was part of the Public Affairs Seminar (PA 802) course.

Curiosity and persistence have paved Sean Bray’s path from hockey player to aspiring European Union policy maker.

La Follette School faculty member Menzie Chinn served as a Wim Duisenberg fellow at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany, doing research on exchange rate modeling in July and August.

La Follette School Working Paper No. 2016-005

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