Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Reschovsky discusses tax proposals

Tax policy and public finance expert Andrew Reschovsky is sharing his expertise.
David Weimer has been elected vice president and president-elect of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, an international group of practitioners, academics, and others who seek to improve the theory and application of benefit-cost analysis.

"Policy and a Pint," the La Follette School of Public Affairs after-work speaker and networking series, is set to kick off Thursday, September 13, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street in Madison, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The La Follette School Student Association is holding several social and volunteer activities for new and continuing students. The first La Follette School community service event of the year is prairie restoration at the university Arboretum on Wednesday, August 29.

Ometere Omoluabi helps West African companies and governments overcome barriers to free trade. Based in Accra, Ghana, the 2008 alum serves as a liaison between the public and private sector to improve the trade and business climate for 15 countries that agreed in 1990 to duty-free trade.

A letter from the president that makes clear the source of Pell Grants given college students from low-income families could help students appreciate the investment U.S. taxpayers are making in them, faculty affiliate Sara Goldrick-Rab argues in a new policy brief.
Monday, August 6, 2012

Sparkman heads rotary chapter

2000 alum Wesley Sparkman is the new president of the chapter of Rotary International. With 500 members, the group is the eighth-largest Rotary chapter in the world. The Dane County contract compliance officer shares his thoughts in the Capital Times. Read the article …

Outreach director Terry Shelton ruminates on how the taconite mine proposed for northern  Wisconsin could provide jobs and enhance the state's reputation for environmental innovation in an opinion piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read the article …

Alum Kristi Thorson helps provide resources critical for ensuring animal and human health and for educating veterinarians and scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

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.
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