Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Professor Donald Moynihan and co-author Stéphane Lavertu are meeting with an official from the U.S. Government Accountability Office in November to discuss new research on the federal government's use of performance management data.
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 00:00

Myatt values, uses empirical data

The belief that objective evidence and rational conclusions can be engineered to craft sound public policy brings Jason Myatt to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Greg Nemet is predicting the future. By interviewing energy experts, the La Follette School professor is learning about their expectations of what solar, and carbon capture and storage will look like in 2040 and beyond.

As Detroit faces bankruptcy and other U.S. cities address an ongoing crisis in municipal finance, a new interactive database allows for the first time meaningful comparisons of city finances — from spending on schools, police, and public works to revenues from the property tax and other sources.
An earlier and simpler Pell Grant application has the potential to increase college enrollment by youth from poor families by helping to reduce their uncertainty about whether college is affordable, a new study finds.

To help specialists in Nigeria better advise the Ministry of Agriculture about food security, Ulrike Nischan applied what she learned at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Alum Seth Nowak wants tenants and landlords to reduce their energy use, improve their relationships in the process and transform the rental housing industry.

With the La Follette School’s emphasis on clear communication, Katie O’Sullivan has parlayed her interest in data analysis into a career that spans the public and private sectors. As PricewaterhouseCoopers’(PwC) Midwest Region Practice Director, the 2000 alum develops and drives project initiatives that affect six Midwest markets and the region as a whole.

Wisconsin has increased public access to outdoor recreational opportunities thanks in part to Erin (Rushmer) Probst's work with the Department of Natural Resource's stewardship program.

La Follette School professor Jason Fletcher co-authored the introduction to two articles on policy analysis and genetics in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

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