Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
A new analysis concludes that two Wisconsin property tax credits are not only expensive — nearly $900 million per year out of a $13 billion general fund budget — but they are a highly inefficient means of delivering property tax relief to the Wisconsin homeowners and renters for whom the property tax creates the greatest economic hardships.
Property owners are less likely to be late with their tax payments if they make three installment payments a year instead of two, according to a new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:46

Alum to give population health seminar

2002 alum and economics professor Chad Cotti will give the Population Health seminar at noon on Monday, November 26, in 1309 Health Services Learning Center.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 07:03

Alum to speak on 'fiscal democracy'

La Follette School alum and economist Eugene Steuerle will discuss fiscal democracy in a seminar on Tuesday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. His talk is called "Restoring 'Fiscal Democracy' and Securing a Brighter Future for Our Kids & the Nation."

La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn was featured in the Spring 2019 issue of On Wisconsin, published by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. In the article What’s the Tiff about Tarriffs, Chinn addressed the steep tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump.

Friday, 22 February 2013 05:04

Analysis debunks currency policy tenet

The argument that more flexibility in the exchange rate regime speeds up current account adjustment is not true, recent analysis by economist Menzie Chinn suggests.
Large cities in the United States are likely to reduce their per-capita spending by 7 percent from 2009 to 2013 due to the impact of the recession and the housing crisis, a forecast by a La Follette School of Public Affairs economist and his co-authors suggests.

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 08:52

Article outlines Europe's financial crisis

Resolution of the financial problems facing the eurozone is likely to be contentious and prolonged, two scholars argue in the spring 2012 La Follette Policy Report.
An Australian economist known as the "Airport Economist" will visit the La Follette School July 16-20.
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