Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 19 September 2011 09:26

Chinn publishes book on U.S. financial crisis

In the summer of 2007, La Follette School economist Menzie Chinn was among those who started to think something was amiss with the U.S. economy. He and Harvard University political scientist Jeffry Frieden started emailing each other in an effort to make sense of why the financial boom had fizzled. Their exchanges became the basis of a new book.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 09:03

Chinn to discuss book at IMF in D.C.

Alumni and friends in the Washington, D.C., area are invited to attend an October 14 presentation by professor Menzie Chinn on his new book that explains the origin and long-term effects of the current financial crisis.
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.

Cities continuing to struggle with finances have been increasingly relying on user charges and fees, according to an analysis of freshly updated data from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's database on local government finance, Fiscally Standardized Cities, developed in part by La Follette School professor Andrew Reschovsky.

Madison taxpayers can now pay their property taxes in four installments due to an ordinance change adopted by the city council June 5, a couple years after a La Follette School analysis found that property owners are less likely to be late with tax payments if they can make three installment payments a year instead of two.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:09

Coleman advances women's health

Michele Coleman wants to know why people make the decisions they do about their health to help them lead healthier lives.  To that end, the public affairs and public health dual-degree candidate is presenting a paper about the influence of religion on the abortion decision-making process and experience at a national conference.

Four La Follette School faculty members have received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition’s third round of awards.

A team from UW–Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), including La Follette School Professor J. Michael Collins, received a UW2020 award to increase the quality and amount of housing-related data available to the Wisconsin Administrative Data Core, a unique data resource at IRP. 

La Follette School Associate Professor J. Michael Collins and former La Follette School Associate Director Hilary Shager (MPA ’05, PhD ’12) are among the leaders of the Alliance for the American Dream: DreamUp Wisconsin, a new community-university collaboration aimed at promoting shared prosperity and increasing American competitiveness.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:26

Conference examines genetics, social science

Researchers from the biological and social sciences participated in the Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences conference co-organized by La Follette School associate professor Jason Fletcher.
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