Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting a reception for alumni, friends, faculty, students, and staff Thursday, November 2 at Club Quarters, 75 East Wacker Drive. Earlier that day, a group of students will participate in the La Follette in Chicago career development program.

Family structure affects a child's economic mobility prospects, according to a new studied co-authored by La Follette School professor Thomas DeLeire for the Pew Economic Policy Group's report Family Structure and the Economic Mobility of Children.

As talk of trade wars and tariffs dominate the news media, you will probably find La Follette School faculty member Menzie Chinn offering researched and reasoned analysis to the narrative. Chinn, a professor of public affairs and economics, is a primary source on federal trade policy among the nation’s top publications.

Professor Menzie Chinn of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and UW–Madison’s Department of Economics on Saturday presented a paper about global current account imbalances during the influential Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

La Follette School faculty member Menzie Chinn served as a Wim Duisenberg fellow at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany, doing research on exchange rate modeling in July and August.

Professor Menzie Chinn has become co-editor of the Journal of International Money and Finance. He also has been quoted about the United States' fiscal cliff by Reuters and der Tagesspiegel.
Articles in the Wall Street Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have included comments from international finance expert professor Menzie Chinn, whose Econbrowser blog was ranked in the top 25 financial blogs by Time.com.
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 09:24

Chinn discusses price, recession

Economist Menzie Chinn discusses the role of price during recession in his April 1 contribution to the New York Times' "Room for Debate" column. Read the essay in the Times …
Friday, 03 January 2014 05:17

Chinn expects better U.S. economy

Professor Menzie Chinn is among eight leading economic thinkers Politico magazine asked to ruminate on whether the U.S. economy is about to see rapid growth. Cautiously optimistic, Chinn calls for public policies that will reduce economic inequality among Americans. Read online …
International finance expert Menzie Chinn has been appointed to a two-year term on the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisors.
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