Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
A paper on public service motivation co-authored by La Follette Associate Professor Donald Moynihan was named among the most cited by the PoliSciJobRumors blog recently.
Monday, 28 September 2009 12:17

Book critiques work-based safety net

A book just released by the Russell Sage Foundation reassesses U.S. labor market policies and examines eight areas of the safety net where current policies and institutions should be changed to improve the prospects of low-income families. La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich edited the book, Making the Work-Based Safety Net Work Better, with University of Wisconsin-Madison economist John Karl Scholz.
A new book co-edited by professor Timothy Smeeding explores why children born into poor families in the United States tend to stay poor and children born into wealthy families generally stay rich.
Friday, 30 October 2009 06:57

Book examines poverty, policy reforms

A new book called Changing Poverty, Changing Policies co-edited by professor Maria Cancian assesses why the War on Poverty was not won and analyzes the most promising strategies to reduce poverty in the 21st century economy.
In an important and timely study of medical governance, La Follette School professor David Weimer explores a regulatory approach that delegates decisions about the allocation of scarce medical resources to private nonprofit organizations.

La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet co-wrote a chapter with Jennie Stephens in Contemporary Climate Change Debates. The chapter explores whether a 100 percent renewable energy mix is the best future investment. Stephens says yes, while Nemet disagrees.

Two La Follette School faculty members have received major awards from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Professor Maria Cancian received a Kellett Mid-Career Award, and Associate Professor J. Michael Collins received an H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 07:15

Cancian, others sharing expertise at APPAM

Eleven La Follette School faculty and staff members will present their research at the 2017 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 2 to 4 in Chicago.

Government plays a crucial role in a well-functioning capitalist society. That tenet, shaped at the La Follette School, informs alum Mark Cassell's researching and teaching at Kent State University.

Family structure affects a child's economic mobility prospects, according to a new studied co-authored by La Follette School professor Thomas DeLeire for the Pew Economic Policy Group's report Family Structure and the Economic Mobility of Children.
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