Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, March 14, 2011

Professors comment on Wisconsin finance, budget

Political scientist Dennis Dresang and economists Andrew Reschovsky and Menzie Chinn are sharing their expertise on Wisconsin's politics and finances with media around the country.

Bloomberg quoted Dresang and Reschovsky about the governor's statements the state is "broke" in light of the cost of insuring five-year Wisconsin bonds being below the national average, a sign the market believes the state will work out its financial problems.

Chinn continues to file dispatches about the situation in Wisconsin on the Econbrowser.com blog he publishes with James Hamilton, an economics professor at the University of California, San Diego.

Dresang participated in a question-and-answer published by the Duluth News Tribune in Minnesota. Earlier, he appeared on Madison television channel 3's For the Record.

Bonds Beating Illinois Debt Belie Walker's Assertion Wisconsin Is `Broke,' March 13, 2011, Bloomberg

Q&A: Effects of Walker's bill, March 13, 2011, Duluth News Tribune

Budget Repair Bill (Part II), March 4, 2011, For the Record, Channel 3000.com