Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Large cities in the United States are likely to reduce their per-capita spending by 7 percent from 2009 to 2013 due to the impact of the recession and the housing crisis, a forecast by a La Follette School of Public Affairs economist and his co-authors suggests.
Improving nutrition and physical activity in child-care settings may be one of the best tools the state of Wisconsin could use to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity, which affects 14 percent of preschoolers and 9 percent of adolescents in the state.

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.

Expanded tax credits and food assistance programs helped to shield Wisconsin's poorest residents from the worst effects of the recession, the third Wisconsin Poverty Report shows.
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 15:57

April 12: Yackee on interest group influence

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee will present her research on government policy making as part of UW–Madison’s Institute for Legal Studies’ Compliance Initiative Speaker Series at noon Friday, April 12.

Researchers, regulators and health-care providers will explore the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the La Follette School's spring symposium on Thursday, April 25, from 1 to 4:30 at Union South.
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 08:52

Article outlines Europe's financial crisis

Resolution of the financial problems facing the eurozone is likely to be contentious and prolonged, two scholars argue in the spring 2012 La Follette Policy Report.

It has been a busy spring for La Follette School faculty member Yang Wang. She received a Vilas Early Career Investigator Award, was promoted to associate professor with tenure, and had her research highlighted in the New York Times and other news media.

Since graduating from the La Follette School in 2010, Allie Bagnall has been researching and analyzing sovereign wealth funds, international banking regulation, international finance, reserve accumulation and balance of payments, and other macroeconomic topics for the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C.

The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs received funding from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to support Committee Connect – a program that brings together researchers and policymakers early in the legislative process.

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