Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
A paper on public service motivation co-authored by La Follette Associate Professor Donald Moynihan was named among the most cited by the PoliSciJobRumors blog recently.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

Bobs bike the barns

La Follette School students, faculty, staff and alumni participated in Bike the Barns, a fund-raising for FairShare Community Supported Agriculture Coalition on September 14.

Monday, 19 September 2016 08:25

Book by former fellow Secchi published

Professor Leonardo Secchi, a former honorary fellow at the La Follette School, has published Public Policy Analysis: Diagnose Problems, Recommend Solutions. Written in Portuguese, the book is a practical manual for public policy analysis in higher education and a step-by-step guide for diagnosing problems and recommending solutions in the executive and legislative branches of federal, state, and local government.

Monday, 28 September 2009 12:17

Book critiques work-based safety net

A book just released by the Russell Sage Foundation reassesses U.S. labor market policies and examines eight areas of the safety net where current policies and institutions should be changed to improve the prospects of low-income families. La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich edited the book, Making the Work-Based Safety Net Work Better, with University of Wisconsin-Madison economist John Karl Scholz.
Poverty expert Tim Smeeding has edited another book, From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage.
A new book co-edited by professor Timothy Smeeding explores why children born into poor families in the United States tend to stay poor and children born into wealthy families generally stay rich.
Friday, 30 October 2009 06:57

Book examines poverty, policy reforms

A new book called Changing Poverty, Changing Policies co-edited by professor Maria Cancian assesses why the War on Poverty was not won and analyzes the most promising strategies to reduce poverty in the 21st century economy.
In an important and timely study of medical governance, La Follette School professor David Weimer explores a regulatory approach that delegates decisions about the allocation of scarce medical resources to private nonprofit organizations.
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 09:21

Brief urges clarity of Pell Grant source

A letter from the president that makes clear the source of Pell Grants given college students from low-income families could help students appreciate the investment U.S. taxpayers are making in them, faculty affiliate Sara Goldrick-Rab argues in a new policy brief.

La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet co-wrote a chapter with Jennie Stephens in Contemporary Climate Change Debates. The chapter explores whether a 100 percent renewable energy mix is the best future investment. Stephens says yes, while Nemet disagrees.

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