Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Finance

Monday, January 12, 2015

Health insurance costs report available

Research on health insurance costs conducted in part by a La Follette School alum looks at how Wisconsin State Employee Health Plan controls the rapid rise of health insurance costs in Dane County compared to Wisconsin's other counties.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Course bolsters financial life skills

A La Follette School faculty member helped to launch a one-credit course on financial life skills that is helping undergraduates.

James Gultry uses the keen policy analysis skills he learned at the La Follette Institute every day as he prepares a contract or agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development and nongovernmental organizations working in Ghana, Liberia, Benin, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and most recently Ethiopia.

Two dozen La Follette School students descended on Chicago November 6 for a whirlwind career exploration visit, the second such event sponsored by the school in the past year.

Strategies to promote emergency savings among underserved households will be discussed in a webinar on Wednesday, October 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. by La Follette School professor J. Michael Collins, director of the university's Center for Financial Security.

Finding himself in Manila as a regional cooperation specialist with the Asian Development Bank is a bit of a surprise for 2002 alum Shigeaki Kamo.

Colorado’s new Marijuana Enforcement Division has a sustainable and predictable financing plan thanks to La Follette School alum Dorinda Floyd.

Alex Straka wants to help solve the problems rooted in global economic integration. “The pressing issues of today are not just international but global,” the La Follette School student says.

Automatic enrollment, set contribution levels and risk pooling are all tools that could boost Americans' retirement savings, La Follette School students report in a study prepared in the spring Workshop in Public Affairs.

Survivors of domestic violence can be helped if barriers to financial services are reduced or eliminated, La Follette School students note in a report prepared for the nonprofit organization The Financial Clinic.


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