Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Students, faculty to discuss public policy over lunch

La Follette School faculty and students plan to lunch together on Tuesday, November 15, to give students a chance to learn more about public policy fields and faculty research.

Professors Karen Holden, Bob Haveman, Bobbi Wolfe and Susan Yackee will join students for pizza provided by the school from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference room. To rsvp, contact student services coordinator Mary Treleven, 262-3582, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Holden, Haveman and Wolfe are economists. Holden's research focuses on the effects of social security and pension policy on economic status after retirement. This fall she is teaching program evaluation at the La Follette School. Wolfe analyzes poverty and health issues, including the role of income on health, housing voucher programs and retirement resources. Haveman frequently collaborates with Holden and Wolfe on analysis of retirement savings and other social policy issues. He also assesses cross-national patterns of social mobility. Yackee is a political scientist whose research and teaching interests include regulation, administrative law, public management and the politics of the policymaking process.