Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Policies that have best helped central cities maintain public services in the wake of the housing market collapse and the Great Recession will become clearer thanks to a $450,000 two-year grant won by La Follette School economist Andrew Reschovsky.

Jennifer Klippel (MPA ’06) was named director of UW–Madison’s Budget Office on January 9. She served as interim director since July 2018, succeeding Tim Norris, who led the office since 2004.

La Follette School faculty affiliated J. Michael Collins is a new member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

The results surprised a few people: Milwaukee Public Schools' per-pupil expenditures are in keeping with the Wisconsin average and with comparable districts across the United States. The findings were published in a report co-authored by 2007 La Follette School alum Vanessa Allen, a researcher with the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee.

Monday, 04 August 2014 19:00

Alum honored for developing influence

2000 alum Carole Schaeffer is one of the 25 most influential people in the greater Madison area, local web site IBMadison.com announced

The role of microloans in Haiti will be discussed by 1995 alum Tom Eggert at the La Follette School's Policy and a Pint on Tuesday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 05:49

Alum to speak about career with VA

Alum Abe Rabinowitz will reflect on his public policy career with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at Policy and a Pint on Tuesday, December 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 07:03

Alum to speak on 'fiscal democracy'

La Follette School alum and economist Eugene Steuerle will discuss fiscal democracy in a seminar on Tuesday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. His talk is called "Restoring 'Fiscal Democracy' and Securing a Brighter Future for Our Kids & the Nation."

UW–Madison Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller appointed Jennifer Klippel (MPA ’06) as interim budget director following the retirement of Tim Norris, who served in that role since 2004.

Large cities in the United States are likely to reduce their per-capita spending by 7 percent from 2009 to 2013 due to the impact of the recession and the housing crisis, a forecast by a La Follette School of Public Affairs economist and his co-authors suggests.
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