Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Crisis Disaster Emergency

Emilia Tjernström, an assistant professor at the La Follette School, and colleagues used a 2012 cyclone in Fiji as a natural experiment to identify the impact of direct exposure to natural hazards on Fijian households’ risk attitudes and subjective expectations about future natural disasters.

Donations are being accepted to help people in Nepal recover from the devastating earthquake that hit April 25.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Journal honors Moynihan

Professor Donald Moynihan has won the Haldane prize for one of the best articles published in 2012 by the journal Public Administration.
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Moynihan urges full FEMA funding

The United States must not follow through with its plans to scale back its Federal Emergency Management Agency, professor Donald Moynihan argues in the journal Nature.

The opportunity to combine nonprofit management with Southeast Asian studies brought Mengwei "Weiwei" Deng to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Nate Inglis Steinfeld will present a paper that examines how federal law affects communication with tribes about disasters on Wednesday, April 11, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.
Economist Isao Kamata describes in the fall Policy Report the damage the March 11 earthquake and tsunami caused in a very large area of Japan.
How an agency's culture affects the actions the agency takes is illuminated in new research from public affairs scholar Donald Moynihan on the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

A 2010 report by La Follette School students informed recommendations made by a City of Milwaukee task force on the city's sewer system.

Avid debate about health-care reform gave Alex Hartzman the career focus he was looking for. Daily discussions with co-workers about the pros and cons of the federal health reform inspired the astrophysics major that he decided to study health policy in graduate school.

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