Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Finance

As Detroit faces bankruptcy and other U.S. cities address an ongoing crisis in municipal finance, a new interactive database allows for the first time meaningful comparisons of city finances — from spending on schools, police, and public works to revenues from the property tax and other sources.
Economist Andrew Reschovsky comments on Wisconsin's budget and the re-emergence of the state's structural deficit in the Isthmus' Daily Page web site. Read more …

Megan Loritz enrolled at the La Follette School to acquire the technical skills she needs to bring about policy changes that will improve the lives of families with autistic children.

The Wisconsin governor's wide-ranging budget-repair bill that ended public-sector collective bargaining will be discussed by two journalists on Tuesday, April 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School Conference Room.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Singleton values international experiences

Tony Singleton started with a goal and then figured out how to accomplish it. "My objective was to do international work," says the 1973 alum, who spent 20 years with Chase Manhattan's International Department and Investment Bank.

After 13 years in the information technology industry, Joe O'Connell took a step back when he realized he did not find the work all that satisfying. "I started to wonder about the kind of mark I wanted to leave on the world," says the second-year La Follette School student.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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."

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Forum to examine state budget

Economist Andrew Reschovsky is part of a forum discussing Wisconsin's state budget on Tuesday, March 12, at noon in the Education Building.

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.

Professor Menzie Chinn has become co-editor of the Journal of International Money and Finance. He also has been quoted about the United States' fiscal cliff by Reuters and der Tagesspiegel.
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