The Kohl Competition supports nonpartisan research that policymakers can use to make evidence-based decisions when shaping public policy.
La Follette remembers Rebecca Blank
Rebecca Blank, UW–Madison Chancellor Emerita and former La Follette School faculty member, was an economist and educator who made major contributions to scholarship that helped to reduce poverty and inequality.
Reschovsky report addresses property tax/school funding dilemma
A thoughtful mix of local property tax revenue and state aid can help public school systems provide high-quality education for all students, according to a new report co-authored by Professor Emeritus Andrew Reschovsky.
Teodoro’s new book explores link between drinking water and trust in government
The authors examine a vicious cycle of drinking water failures and public distrust that allows commercial firms to profit from consumers’ distrust of public water services.
Schmitz publishes study linking early-life poverty with accelerated aging
A new study by Assistant Professor Lauren Schmitz that follows people who were born during the Great Depression shows that early-life exposure to poor economic conditions is associated with accelerated aging.
Application for Undergraduate Certificates in Public Policy and Health Policy open Nov. 1
The certificates allow students to gain critical knowledge and experience before entering the job market or graduate school.
La Follette faculty share practical advice about inflation
Four UW–Madison faculty members discussed the ways that rapidly rising costs impact students’ lives during a September Cap Times Idea Fest session at Chadbourne Hall.
Fall events to address Wisconsinites’ concerns leading up to November elections
We’re hosting events across Wisconsin to examine critical issues facing voters in the upcoming November elections.
Undergraduates gain research experience working with La Follette faculty
Assisting faculty members with research helped undergraduate certificate students Maria Manansala and Rachel Fedorchak build skills for their future careers.
Smeeding wins Roger Herriot Award for Innovation
La Follette School Professor Tim has worked in income and wealth policy to promote cross-national research on socioeconomic outcomes.