Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Gillian Tett, the U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times, and Peter Hall, the Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, will provide keynote presentations during “Europe in Crisis: The Future of the EU and Trans-Atlantic Relations” at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Thursday, April 6.

What works in work-first welfare programs is the subject of a talk to be given by Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development executive assistant Andy Feldman at the La Follette School Seminar, on Tuesday, February 9, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.
Allowing people to cast ballots ahead of Election Day often results in lower turnout, even though states are putting in place election procedures that allow for early voting, according to research by public affairs scholar Donald Moynihan and three La Follette School faculty affiliates.
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.
Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:18

Ebola vaccine breakthrough to be discussed

University researcher Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka will present his groundbreaking research on Ebola next week as part of an April 21 legislative briefing by the Evidence Based Health Policy Project.

An article in the July 26 edition of The Economist referenced a paper written by La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn and Kavan Kucko (MIPA ’08). The article discussed how the yield curve for government bonds inverted just before each of the most recent U.S. recessions.

As the financial markets melted down last fall, La Follette School economist Menzie Chinn says he was surprised not only by the depth of the economic downturn that set in, but also by the certainty of Monday-morning quarterbacking from observers of the government's response to the crisis.
Pierre Koning will discuss his paper on the use of performance-based incentives in contracts with Dutch private social welfare providers serving unemployed and disabled workers today, October 13, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 00:00

Economist to speak Nov. 18

Early life circumstances and life-cycle labor market outcomes will be discussed at noon seminar Tuesday, November 18, in the La Follette School conference room.

An analysis by La Follette School economist Andrew Reschovsky finds that although  the total amount of financial aid provided directly to Wisconsin school  districts from the federal stimulus bill for the next fiscal year (2010) is  greater than the reduction in state school aids in the proposed state budget, for  many individual districts the sum of state aid plus federal stimulus dollars will  be less in fiscal year 2010 compared to fiscal year 2009.
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