Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Wisconsin is experiencing a “tight” labor market in which employers are having difficulty filling jobs with qualified workers. The state’s aging labor force, low in-migration rates, and steady job growth are expected to exacerbate these challenges for employers and workers in the coming years.

La Follette School Professor Dave Weimer has published a new book, Behavioral Economics for Cost-Benefit Analysis: Benefit Validity When Sovereign Consumers Seem to Make Mistakes. He has written, co-authored, or edited more than a dozen books, including two that have made important contributions to public policy education.

The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is sponsoring a public discussion about community health on Friday, September 8 at UW–Fox Valley. State Representatives Dave Murphy, Mike Rohrkaste, and Amanda Stuck are hosting the event, which features six local groups working to improve health in the region.

During the 2016 federal fiscal year, nearly half of the people experiencing homelessness in Wisconsin were members of a family with minor children. Most also lived outside of Milwaukee and Dane Counties.

Sam Austin (MIPA ’08) joined the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as its director in mid-October. Austin previously served as a budget analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB).

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:28

Yang Wang

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Saturday, 13 June 2015 07:32

Emilia Tjernström

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Agriculture & Applied Economics

Sunday, 15 June 2014 00:00

David L. Weimer

Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:00

Christopher McKelvey

Lecturer in Public Affairs and Economics

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

J. Michael Collins

Professor of Public Affairs and Human Ecology
Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance