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Situation Inflation: It’s more than just pricier pizza

September 12, 2022 — 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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In a Cap Times Idea Fest session designed specifically for college students, four UW–Madison professors talk about how rapidly rising costs affect us personally and the world around us. Admission is free and Ian’s Pizza will be served.


J. Michael Collins, Professor of Public Affairs and Human Ecology
Collins’ work includes the study of financial capability with a focus on low-income families.

Mark Copelovitch, Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs
Copelovitch studies and teaches international political economy, with a focus on global financial governance, exchange rates and monetary institutions, the effects of global capital flows on national economic policies, and theories of international cooperation.

Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Professor of Public Affairs and Human Development and Family Studies
Halpern-Meekin uses qualitative and quantitative methods to study romantic relationships and low-income families’ finances, as well as government policies directed at these areas.

Justin Sydnor, Professor of Risk and Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business
Snydor’s research interests are in psychology and economics, applied microeconomics, insurance markets, and risk and decision making.

Moderator: Kayla Huynh of the Cap Times

Sponsored by: University Research Park

Partners: The Cap Times, the La Follette School of Public Affairs, and University Housing

Location: Chadbourne Hall Main Lounge, 920 University Ave.


September 12, 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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La Follette School of Public Affairs
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Chadbourne Hall Main Lounge
920 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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