Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Policies that have best helped central cities maintain public services in the wake of the housing market collapse and the Great Recession will become clearer thanks to a $450,000 two-year grant won by La Follette School economist Andrew Reschovsky.
2009 alum Allison Quatrini has won a David Boren Fellowship for language study and dissertation research in China.
More than 60 alumni and friends of the school joined about 60 students, faculty and staff in celebrating the La Follette School of Public Affairs 25th anniversary on February 5. Alumni caught up with classmates and colleagues. Students chatted with alumni and learned more about the directions a La Follette School degree can lead them. Faculty heard from former students. Recent grads reported that they had recently found jobs or had settled into the positions they started last summer.
Thursday, 13 October 2011 12:36

2 faculty receive national recognition

Professors Andrew Reschovsky and Donald Moynihan have been honored this fall for their expertise and service.
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.

A diverse group of more than 30 state lawmakers, legislative staff members, legislative service agency analysts, and staff from the Governor’s office attended the second Office Hours at the Capitol – presented by the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and the La Follette School – on Wednesday, May 16.

The Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center (CFS RDRC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison received a second year of funding from the US Social Security Administration (SSA). One of just four RDRCs in the country supported by SSA, UW–Madison’s is the only one focusing on the financial well-being of economically vulnerable families, older people, people with disabilities, low-wealth households, and children.

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.
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:51

37 legislators engage in leadership training

The faces of three new Wisconsin legislators will go on the conference wall at the La Follette School of Public Affairs as recognition of their graduation from the Bowhay Institute of Legislative Leadership Development.

Four La Follette School faculty members received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition in spring 2019: Professors Jason Fletcher and Susan Webb Yackee, Associate Professor Yang Wang, and Professor Emeritus Barbara “Bobbi” Wolfe.

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