Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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The secret to greater government efficiency is program evaluation and performance management, believes Kristina Krull, whose interests have broadened during her three semesters at the La Follette School.

A new analysis suggests Wisconsin faces a budget deficit of at least $2.9 billion in the state's next two-year budget cycle.

Strengthening connections between the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the federal government is a large component of 1994 alum Donna Wong's job as a policy analyst.

Hunt Allcott, an economist at New York University will give a seminar Thursday, April 29, at 1:20 p.m. in B302 Birge Hall demonstrating how he used econometrics to determine how the prices of fuel-efficient vehicles respond to increases in gasoline prices.

2006 alum Karina B. Silver has been researching human trafficking since 2004 when she was a La Follette School student interning at the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance. She will be part of a panel discussion on modern slavery at 10:30 a.m., April 30, at in the Sewell Social Sciences Building.

For Debra (Stone) Morse, the numbers add up.  The 1996 graduate is one of 64 people in the United States certified as an auditor for the National Committee for Quality Assurance-Certified Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set.

Students taking the public management course this spring are gaining two perspectives on tools and skills needed to administer people and other resources. Faculty are tapping alumni and friends of the La Follette School to share their experiences in two panel discussions, one featuring recent grads, the other senior managers.

Michael Rodriguez's analysis of transportation projects helps various levels of government reduce congestion and environmental impacts.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Edwards analyzes human capital

Gaining a better understanding of the role census data play in the allocation of federal grants to states is part of Amber Edwards' job as an analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C.

Santosh Lamichhane is on a quest to improve economic efficiency in the allocation of resources as a means to increase sustainability and facilitate economic development.

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