Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Economic opportunity is not the same for everyone in the United States, new research by La Follette School director Thomas DeLeire shows. While 84 percent of Americans have higher family incomes than their parents did at the same age, those born at the top and bottom of the income ladder are likely to stay there as adults.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:42

The Economist highlights Chinn analyses

Economist Menzie Chinn appears in The Economist

Change really has to be experienced firsthand, no matter how many graphs one has to chart economic and social transitions, student Nicole Thiher came to realize during the weeks she spent in Delhi, India, last summer.

Professor Tim Smeeding explores four policy problems brought on by declining fertility and a growing proportion of elders in an article published in Science magazine.

Andrew Trembley came to the La Follette School so he could communicate with people who aren't experts in probit models and regression analysis.

Wisconsin is likely to see the most growth in available jobs in management and professional services to business, health care and social services, and leisure and recreation services into 2020, according to a report prepared for Competitive Wisconsin's BE BOLD 3 initiative by two La Follette School professors.

Mark Copelovitch of UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs received a 2017 Vilas Associates Award for his project How Do International Economic Shocks Influence Domestic Politics?

Professor Barbara Wolfe wants to know why people act the way they do and how society might help them make better choices.

The effects of poverty on brain development will be discussed in a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, April 8, at noon in the school conference room.

La Follette School Professor Bobbi Wolfe and Marguerite Burns of UW–Madison’s Department of Population Health Sciences received the Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research from the International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics. 

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