Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
A new book co-edited by professor Timothy Smeeding explores why children born into poor families in the United States tend to stay poor and children born into wealthy families generally stay rich.
President Barack Obama has nominated La Follette School professor Maria Cancian for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

When 2007 alum Deven Carlson was applying to graduate schools, he knew he wanted to be involved in public policy debates, but he wasn’t quite sure about how he wanted to go about that.

Tuesday, 03 April 2012 09:24

Chinn discusses price, recession

Economist Menzie Chinn discusses the role of price during recession in his April 1 contribution to the New York Times' "Room for Debate" column. Read the essay in the Times …
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 19:00

Chinn maps macroeconomic forces

From the implications of an increased minimum wage to current account balances across the globe to the fiscal policies of the United States and the United Kingdom, economist Menzie Chinn keeps an eye on all trends macro.

Friday, 15 June 2012 06:29

Chinn shares expertise

Economist Menzie Chinn participated in the June 8 Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers meeting, one of several meetings at which he will share his expertise.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:28

Chinn shares expertise in presentations, media

Economist Menzie Chinn is spending his sabbatical this fall attending conferences, discussing his new book and serving on the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers.

From “Brexit” to U.S. presidential candidates talking about immigration, from the latest job reports to the latest dip in oil prices, every event that makes the headlines carries an economic impact, and a blog co-authored by a UW-Madison professor analyzes and contextualizes these newsworthy happenings.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 00:00

Cities face revenue declines

While state governments are recovering from the severe budget crises caused by the Great Recession, city governments continue to face reduced revenues from the property tax and from state and federal grants, economist Andrew Reschovsky says.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will highlight a conference next month marking the retirement of longtime La Follette School political scientist John Witte.
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