Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


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Policy Ideas for the Pandemic Economy and Beyond

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 07:00pm - 08:00pm

La Follette School Professors J. Michael Collins and Tim Smeeding will participate in this UW Now livestream event with Laura Dresser, assistant clinical professor in the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work. The livestreamed event, sponsored by the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, will be moderated by Foundation CEO President Mike Knetter.

To participate, click this link shortly before 7 p.m. February 16.

Questions may be submitted via YouTube chat throughout the hour-long event. A recording of each discussion will be available on after the event.

Collins, a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Retirement Security, is the Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance at UW–Madison and Faculty Director of the Center for Financial Security (CFS) for the School of Human Ecology. Collins joined UW–Madison’s faculty in 2009 and became a La Follette School faculty member in 2012.

Smeeding, the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics, is known internationally as the founder and director of the Luxembourg Income Studya, an independent nonprofit research center and cross-national database of income, wealth, labor market, and demographic information of people in more than 50 countries. He also pioneered the Wisconsin Poverty Measure in 2008.