Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
The United States and other countries should welcome Japan's unconventional decision to increase inflation as a method for growing its economy growth, economists Menzie Chinn and Isao Kamata argue in a new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Monday, 23 November 2009 10:37

Education speaker draws media attention

Brown University professor Kenneth Wong's perspective on mayoral control of the Milwaukee Public Schools garnered media coverage in the days after his November presentations in Madison and Milwaukee.
Public institutions and private investors devote twice as much effort to developing energy supply technologies — such as new power stations — than on improving the efficiency with which energy is used, a report co-authored by professor Greg Nemet shows.
Friday, 16 October 2009 06:22

Energy conference draws 250 students

University of Wisconsin-Madison students are learning more about the opportunities and challenges of deploying renewable energy sources like wind, solar and biomass on a national scale at a conference partly organized by La Follette School students.

After Rosina Estol-Peixoto started working at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., she saw how her research influenced public policy in Central American countries. Now she is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs at the La Follette School.

Students in Milwaukee's school voucher program scored at levels similar to their peers enrolled in Milwaukee Public Schools, according to a new study.
Thursday, 27 January 2011 10:29

Exercise incentives topic of Feb. 1 seminar

How financial incentives influence individuals' commitments to exercise will be discussed at the February 1 La Follette School seminar at noon in the school's conference room.
Thursday, 15 October 2009 12:52

Expert to discuss urban education

An expert on urban education policy will address alumni and friends of the La Follette School at an evening presentation,  "Rethinking Local School Governance: Tensions and Strategies," today, November 16, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to a 4 p.m. reception.

La Follette School faculty affiliate Lawrence (Lonnie) M. Berger took over as director of the Institute for Research on Poverty today (August 1).

Two La Follette Faculty Affiliates, Professors Alta Charo and Seth Pollack, were admitted to American Academy of Arts and Sciences along with four other UW–Madison faculty. The Academy, founded in 1780 by John Hancock and 60 other scholars, honors excellence and convenes leaders who contribute to advancing the common good and upholding democratic ideals.

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