Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: International

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Margarita Northrop, MIPA/MPH

There is no policy school in the Midwest that offers more rigorous quantitative classes than the La Follette School. 

La Follette School Director Don Moynihan on February 1 gave a presentation about his book Toward Next-Generation Performance Budgeting, to a group of World Bank Group officials in Washington, D.C.

Mark Copelovitch of UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs received a 2017 Vilas Associates Award for his project How Do International Economic Shocks Influence Domestic Politics?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Alumna Bower has papers published by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published several papers written by Alisha Bower (MPA ’16) while she was an international agriculture intern in Lima, Peru. The papers focus on biotechnology, climate change, and trade issues related to Peru’s agricultural industries as the country’s new president – Pedro Pablo Kuczynski – assumed office.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Book by former fellow Secchi published

Professor Leonardo Secchi, a former honorary fellow at the La Follette School, has published Public Policy Analysis: Diagnose Problems, Recommend Solutions. Written in Portuguese, the book is a practical manual for public policy analysis in higher education and a step-by-step guide for diagnosing problems and recommending solutions in the executive and legislative branches of federal, state, and local government.

La Follette School faculty member Menzie Chinn served as a Wim Duisenberg fellow at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany, doing research on exchange rate modeling in July and August.

La Follette School Working Paper No. 2016-004

Mother Nature saved some of the summer’s best weather for the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest celebration. Atop Observatory Hill and under blue skies, more than 120 students, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff marked the start of the 2016–17 academic year with a picnic dinner and enthusiastic conversations.

Christopher Russell (MIPA/JD ’16) has been awarded a Fulbright Program grant to work in Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice through the Clinton Public Policy Fellowship.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cost-benefit analysis projects sought

La Follette School faculty members David Weimer and Emilia Tjernstrom are seeking project proposals for their Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) courses this fall. Students in this course work in teams on a real-world issue for an actual client.

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