Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Finance

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Feggestad helps city deliver services

While working as finance director for Blackhawk Technical College, Natalie Feggestad realized what she enjoyed most about her job was helping staff in other units navigate finance and budget processes, so she added a  Master of Public Affairs degree to her certification as a public accountant.
An earlier and simpler Pell Grant application has the potential to increase college enrollment by youth from poor families by helping to reduce their uncertainty about whether college is affordable, a new study finds.
After reaching his career goal of serving as an appointed official in a governor's administration, alum Tim Casper is back in the higher education realm as public affairs and government relations manager for Madison Area Technical College.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cities face revenue declines

While state governments are recovering from the severe budget crises caused by the Great Recession, city governments continue to face reduced revenues from the property tax and from state and federal grants, economist Andrew Reschovsky says.

Inflation is the best bet for beating the debt crisis and helping the global economy recover, La Follette School economist Menzie Chinn and co-author Jeffry Frieden argue in the Milken Institute Review.
Economist Andrew Reschovsky is participating in two conferences in June.
Friday, June 15, 2012

Chinn shares expertise

Economist Menzie Chinn participated in the June 8 Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers meeting, one of several meetings at which he will share his expertise.

For Emily Ley, every experience builds on another. The study of ethics and religion led her to nonprofit leadership, which, in turn, eventually brought her to the La Follette School to gain skills in management and program analysis.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Seminar to explore eurozone crisis

A panel of distinguished experts, including two La Follette School faculty, will discuss "Europe at the Crossroads: The Euro Crisis and the Future of European Integration" seminar at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Pyle Center.
Students heard about the politics of budgeting from two legislators on April 19 in the La Follette School's public budgeting class.
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