Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Two students will discuss work experiences at a brown-bag lunch get-together Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. in the La Follette conference room.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:21

Students visit Legislative Fiscal Bureau

Seven La Follette School students visited the Legislative Fiscal Bureau on February 21 to learn about how the bureau operates.
Most retirees are unlikely to experience adverse health shocks early in their retirement, but racial minorities, people with low levels of education, and people who retired on Social Security Disability Insurance are at substantial risk for shocks to physical and cognitive health, four professors report in the fall La Follette Policy Report.
While 89 percent of K-12 teachers agree that students should take a financial education course or pass a competency test for personal finance before graduating from high school, relatively few teachers believe they are adequately prepared to teach such topics, according to a study co-authored by La Follette School professor Karen Holden.

The U.S. tax code is an important tool to address social policy problems, Katherine Sydor came to realize during her first year as a student at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Thursday, 25 February 2010 12:09

Symposium to examine family financial security

Family financial security is the topic of a symposium hosted by the University of Wisconsin

Friday, 18 December 2009 10:33

Torgerson named finance director

Dawn (Currier) Torgerson ('99) became the next finance director for the Minnesota Judicial Branch in December 2009. As deputy finance director, she had been serving as acting finance director since the spring of 2009. She and her husband, Matt, reside in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00

Turner guides people toward solutions

Helping people who face complex situations make sense of how to arrive at solutions is at the core of 2008 alum Andrew J. Turner's philosophy.

2008 alum Andrew Turner has completed a study of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and credit unions for the Filene Research Institute, an independent, consumer finance think and do tank.

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.
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