Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States lives in a household with income below the official federal poverty line, and more than 2 in 5 children live in poor or near-poor households. To reach the level of certainty needed to put ideas into practice at the policy level, La Follette School Professor Barbara (Bobbi) Wolfe and UW–Madison Professor of Psychology Seth Pollak propose a set of 12 core questions that can be easily integrated into studies of children’s development and that could allow direct comparisons between studies.

La Follette School Professor Mark Copelovitch and his co-authors introduce a new Financial Regulatory Transparency (FRT) index.

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.

A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students recommends that Wisconsin invest $20 million in programs that divert some non-violent criminal offenders from jail or prison to community-based alternatives. The annual investment could help offset increased costs of incarceration and reduce prison overcrowding.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:10

Cost-benefit scholarship earns recognition

A paper by professor David Weimer and co-author Aidan Vining was one of two finalists for the 2010 Kenneth J. Arrow Prize for Senior Economists.
How public and private schools in Denmark use performance management is the topic of a La Follette School seminar at noon on Tuesday, April 17, in the school conference room.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:28

DeLeire becomes La Follette School director

Thomas DeLeire is the new director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Friday, 09 September 2011 09:15

DeLeire to discuss public health coverage

Public health coverage is the topic of a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
La Follette School of Public Affairs director Carolyn J. Heinrich has been elected to become a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, one of the youngest members to ever be elected since Congress chartered the academy in 1967.
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.
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