Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The La Follette School of Public Affairs has selected Associate Professor Geoffrey Wallace as its first Kohl Undergraduate Education Chair. Funded by the Kohl Initiative, this faculty leadership position will guide the School’s new Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy program.

Income inequality is on the rise, according to a national report card co-authored by La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty.

Professor David Weimer comments in the Chronicle of Higher Education on a federal proposal to rate university outcomes as a mechanism to increase graduation rates and slow the rising cost of tuition.

Professor David Weimer discussed at a symposium a cost-benefit analysis model for evaluating treatment alternatives and diversion programs for reducing prison incarceration.

A video of Professor David Weimer's discussing public policy analysis is available online.

David Weimer has been elected vice president and president-elect of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, an international group of practitioners, academics, and others who seek to improve the theory and application of benefit-cost analysis.

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 Dave Weimer and co-author Mark Sager, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Monday, 28 September 2009 12:04

Weimer gives keynote at forum in Taipei

Dave Weimer delivered the keynote address entitled "The Universal and the Particular in Policy Analysis Training" to the International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum, Taipei, Taiwan, on June 5.

The Society of Benefit Cost Analysis (SBCA) honored La Follette School Professor Dave Weimer with its Outstanding Achievement Award on March 16. Weimer, the Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy, was recognized for his significant contributions to the field of benefit cost analysis.

Monday, 05 August 2019 15:45

Weimer reflects on successful Go Congress

More than 450 players of Go – a 3,000-year-old board game originating in east Asia – descended upon Madison’s Memorial Union under the direction of La Follette School Professor David Weimer at the 35th annual U.S. Go Congress from July 13 to 20.

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