Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Finance

The role of the International Monetary Fund in managing the many crises that have accompanied the growth and increasing complexity of the world's financial markets is the subject of a timely new book by La Follette School professor Mark Copelovitch.

School finance expert Andrew Reschovsky has been making the rounds of Wisconsin media in the wake of a school finance reform proposal released June 24 by the Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction.

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.
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Casper appointed deputy revenue secretary

1999 alum Tim Casper is the new deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

The questions "So what? Who cares?" are not evidence of indifference or despondency for student Rocio Sanchez-Moyano. Rather they are a challenge and an impetus to understand the greater implications of her work.

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

For Melissa Berger, local trumps global. After completing a bachelor's degree in international political science, the La Follette student worked as a real estate agent and grounded herself in Madison and its myriad development and city management processes. "I find I enjoy making a local difference," she says.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Economists comment on federal jobs bill

La Follette School economists Andrew Reschovsky and Menzie Chinn shared their perspective on the federal jobs bill with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Capital Times of Madison featured professor Menzie Chinn's Econbrowser blog.
Few elderly homeowners in Wisconsin are forced to move from their homes because of property tax increases, according to a study from La Follette School professor Andrew Reschovsky and two state economists.
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