Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, 25 September 2009 10:32

Time.com highlights Cancian research

Research by La Follette School professor Maria Cancian and Deborah Read of Mathematic Policy Research shows that the economic benefits of marriage, relative to being a single parent, have declined as American families have changed in the last 40 years.
Public affairs and social work professor Maria Cancian is quoted in a New York Times article on project in New York City to study the effects of giving childless adults an income tax break equivalent to the earned-income tax credit. Read the article …
Monday, 24 September 2018 11:30

Tjernstrom selected for APPAM award

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.

La Follette School Assistant Professor Emilia Tjernström presented her research about agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa during a session on Innovations to Improve Agricultural Extension on Friday, Dec. 20.

Emilia Tjernström, an assistant professor at the La Follette School, and colleagues used a 2012 cyclone in Fiji as a natural experiment to identify the impact of direct exposure to natural hazards on Fijian households’ risk attitudes and subjective expectations about future natural disasters.

More than 60 people attended each of four recent Town Hall meetings on key election issues with University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members. The meetings in Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, were sponsored by UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Professor Tim Smeeding explores four policy problems brought on by declining fertility and a growing proportion of elders in an article published in Science magazine.

La Follette School professor J. Michael Collins was a featured speaker at a field hearing of the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission on "Starting Early: Youth and Post-Secondary Financial Education" on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus September 25.
Despite a majority of Wisconsin school districts losing substantial amounts of state aid, most districts will be forced to reduce school property taxes under Governor Scott Walker's proposed budget, unless voters agree to raise revenue limits, a new study finds.

Mother Nature saved some of the summer’s best weather for the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest celebration. Atop Observatory Hill and under blue skies, more than 120 students, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff marked the start of the 2016–17 academic year with a picnic dinner and enthusiastic conversations.

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