Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Four La Follette School faculty members have received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition’s third round of awards.

A team from UW–Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), including La Follette School Professor J. Michael Collins, received a UW2020 award to increase the quality and amount of housing-related data available to the Wisconsin Administrative Data Core, a unique data resource at IRP. 

La Follette School Associate Professor J. Michael Collins and former La Follette School Associate Director Hilary Shager (MPA ’05, PhD ’12) are among the leaders of the Alliance for the American Dream: DreamUp Wisconsin, a new community-university collaboration aimed at promoting shared prosperity and increasing American competitiveness.

The costs of installing a residential solar energy system seem to vary by the amount of competition in a market, the type of installer and by geographical area, new research suggests.

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Conference examines genetics, social science

Researchers from the biological and social sciences participated in the Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences conference co-organized by La Follette School associate professor Jason Fletcher.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will highlight a conference next month marking the retirement of longtime La Follette School political scientist John Witte.
The La Follette School of Public Affairs outreach office is helping to organize a conference on educational accountability on Thursday, July 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Pyle Center.
A La Follette School conference on Thursday, April 28, will explore the challenges posed by high levels of unemployment across industrialized nations over an extended period of time.

Nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States lives in a household with income below the official federal poverty line, and more than 2 in 5 children live in poor or near-poor households. To reach the level of certainty needed to put ideas into practice at the policy level, La Follette School Professor Barbara (Bobbi) Wolfe and UW–Madison Professor of Psychology Seth Pollak propose a set of 12 core questions that can be easily integrated into studies of children’s development and that could allow direct comparisons between studies.

La Follette School professor Mark Copelovitch weighs in on Greece’s “no” vote on its referendum on the bailout proposals from its international creditors in a new article.

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