Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, 01 October 2009 12:13

Chinn wins $10,000 WAGE grant

Outgoing Associate Director Menzie Chinn has won a $10,000 grant from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy to pursue his research on the determinants of how fast current account balances adjust.
A new study by La Follette School professor Susan Yackee demonstrates that public commenters who participate during the early phases of regulatory policymaking play an important agenda setting role.
Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease could save millions or even billions of dollars while simultaneously improving care, according to new work by La Follette School professor David Weime and co-author Mark Sager, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
The use of vouchers to send students to private schools in Milwaukee does not have much of an impact on the students' academic progress, while charter schools have higher rates of students graduating high school and attending college, two recent studies involving La Follette School professor John Witte find.
Thursday, 05 August 2010 10:21

Services for Dr. Clara Penniman on Saturday

Professor emeritus Clara Penniman, founder of the La Follette School's precursor, the Center for the Study of Public Policy and Administration, passed away Friday, January 30, at age 94.

Monday, 28 September 2009 12:20

Director wins $3 million federal grant

La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich has won a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to expand her evaluation of federally mandated tutoring programs in public schools.
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.
Several La Follette School faculty members and affiliates are featured in a special series examining how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act affects low-income Americans. The series is published by the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity web site supported by a number of U.S. foundations.
Eight students from the La Follette School of Public Affairs class of 2007 are pursuing doctorates this fall.
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