Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School Professor Bobbi Wolfe will present her emerging research with Psychology Professor Seth Pollak during Neuroscience, Poverty, and Policy - a public presentation in Milwaukee on March 8.

With more than 120 people in attendance, the La Follette School of Public Affairs had one of the largest turnouts ever for its annual Madison Reception on Thursday, February 1.

La Follette School faculty member Rourke O’Brien will lead a webinar titled Does Knowing Your FICO Score Change Financial Behavior for UW–Madison’s Center for Financial Security on Tuesday, February 27.

Two La Follette School faculty members have received major awards from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Professor Maria Cancian received a Kellett Mid-Career Award, and Associate Professor J. Michael Collins received an H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship.

La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher will give the next Crossroads of Ideas presentation at UW–Madison’s Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard Street.

Lindsay Jacobs, who specializes in labor economics especially among older populations, has joined the La Follette School of Public Affairs as an assistant professor.

The American Academy of Political and Social Science this week named Maria Cancian its 2018 John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow.

The most recent issue of Focus, the flagship publication of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), features the work of four La Follette School faculty members, including University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

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Penny War proceeds benefit 2 charities

Another La Follette School Penny War has ended – this time, with no apparent winner.

La Follette School Professor Susan Yackee and Harvard University’s Daniel Carpenter received a $142,388 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to support their project on inequality in the political process and the resulting public policies – specifically, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010.

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