Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Faculty

The La Follette School published its second annual Highlights report in November 2018. The document showcases the many achievements of the school’s students, faculty, alumni, and staff during the 2017-18 academic year.

The Midwest Public Administration Caucus (MPAC) has selected La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee as the 2019 Herbert A. Simon Career Contribution Award recipient. It is the highest award in the field of political science for the study of bureaucracy and public administration.

The world’s largest financial newspaper, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, published an op-ed by La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn about the causes and possible global impact of the US dollar’s growing strength.

Building on the strengths of its affiliates and partners, the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration's Retirement and Disability Research Consortium. La Follette School Associate Professor J. Michael Collins is the center’s director.

Six La Follette School faculty and emeritus faculty members and numerous faculty affiliates will present their research at the 2018 Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 8 to 10 in Washington, DC. Emilia Tjernström, an assistant professor of public affairs and agricultural and applied economics, also will attend the conference as a 40 for 40 Fellow.

 

A supplement to the annual Wisconsin Poverty Report examines poverty and income by race and ethnicity in the state overall and in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin’s most populous county.

Assistant Professor Emilia Tjernström has received a 40 for 40 Fellowship from the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM). The award provides funding for Tjernström to attend APPAM’s Fall Research Conference in Washington, DC, later this year.

Ashoka Mody, a leading expert on international finance and financial crises, will discuss his recent book, EuroTragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts, on Wednesday, October 17 at Grainger Hall on the UW–Madison campus. Mody will give a keynote presentation at noon, followed by comments from La Follette School Professors Menzie Chinn and Mark Copelovitch.

Research by University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor Jason Fletcher provides new information about the effects of legal alcohol access at age 21 on previously unexplored or underexplored risky behaviors.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science at UW–Madison along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) are hosting a series of Real Town Hall events in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections.  

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