Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School Professor Mark Copelovitch explores the root causes of modern banking crises in his new book with David Singer of MIT: Banks on the Brink: Global Capital, Securities Markets, and the Political Roots of Financial Crises (Cambridge University Press).

Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease could save millions or even billions of dollars while simultaneously improving care, according to new work by La Follette School professor David Weime and co-author Mark Sager, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:37

Cost-benefit analysis projects sought

La Follette School faculty members David Weimer and Emilia Tjernstrom are seeking project proposals for their Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) courses this fall. Students in this course work in teams on a real-world issue for an actual client.

A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students recommends that Wisconsin invest $20 million in programs that divert some non-violent criminal offenders from jail or prison to community-based alternatives. The annual investment could help offset increased costs of incarceration and reduce prison overcrowding.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:10

Cost-benefit scholarship earns recognition

A paper by professor David Weimer and co-author Aidan Vining was one of two finalists for the 2010 Kenneth J. Arrow Prize for Senior Economists.
La Follette School political scientist John Witte will discuss his experience as dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, in a policy conversation on Tuesday, October 29, at noon in the at the La Follette School conference room.
The La Follette School invites Washington, D.C.-area alumni and friends of the school to attend a reception on Friday, November 4, in the Washington Marriott Hotel's Thomas Salon, 1221 22nd St. N.W. The reception is 5:30-7 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
More than 50 alumni, friends of the La Follette School and faculty renewed their friendships and ties to their alma mater at the school's reception in Washington, D.C., on November 5.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:28

DeLeire becomes La Follette School director

Thomas DeLeire is the new director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Friday, 09 September 2011 09:15

DeLeire to discuss public health coverage

Public health coverage is the topic of a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
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