Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Three students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs conducted field research overseas during spring break as part of their Master of International Public Affairs capstone project.

President Barack Obama's proposed budget references research by La Follette Professor Donald Moynihan on federal agencies’ use of performance management data. 

The decline of wage-labor opportunities, marriage and family stability – especially for unskilled younger adults – puts many Wisconsin families at a cumulative disadvantage, La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding told members of the Wisconsin Future of the Family Commission.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 14:09

Smeeding discusses Ryan's poverty plan on NPR

La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding spoke about U.S. Sen. Paul Ryan’s proposal to consolidate federal anti-poverty programs during American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report on Friday, January 6, 2016.

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

Professor Robert H. Meyer was one of 33 nonprofit leaders appointed to the national Moneyball for Government All-Star team.

Differences in the qualities of adolescents’ neighborhoods do not appear to have much effect on whether they have heart disease, are obese or have depression as adults, new research from La Follette School professor Jason Fletcher shows. The journal Health Affairs in its September issue published the research by Fletcher and Stephen M. McLaughlin, a Ph.D. candidate in health policy and management at Yale University.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 14:01

Seminar series starts September 2

The La Follette School seminar series gets underway for the year on Wednesday, September 2, with a session for students to discuss how they can make the most out of the series while earning course credit. The seminar meets at 12:30 p.m. in the school conference room.

A study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics reveals for the first time the mechanism behind the relationship between childhood poverty and doing poorly in school.

Insurance plans that include only a subset of all hospitals and physicians in a geographic area can be tools for improving health care and controlling costs, Professor David Weimer and two co-authors suggest in an essay published in June in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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