Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Thanks in part to a La Follette School cost-benefit analysis, children and adolescents in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley have access to school-based mental health services.

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.
La Follette School director Tom DeLeire will discuss state expansion of health insurance coverage to low-income childless adults on Thursday, December 1, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
Thursday, 02 February 2012 06:38

Discussion to explore Wisconsin Idea

Two students will explore the Wisconsin Idea at a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, February 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the school's conference room.
Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:16

Economist considers U.S. deficit, debt

The U.S. Congress should move quickly to adopt a frame­work for reducing the federal government debt, including plans for tax reform and dealing with the ballooning cost of entitlement programs, economist Andrew Reschovsky writes in the latest issue of the La Follette Policy Report.
Higher inflation is the best way for the global economy to recover from the U.S. and European debt crises, given the lack of political will to increase fiscal stimulus, La Follette School economist Menzie Chinn and collaborator Jeffry Frieden of Harvard University argue in the new issue of Foreign Policy.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 11:02

Faculty share expertise in media

Faculty have been in the news recently.
La Follette School faculty are sharing their expertise on the radio, in the press, with government agencies and at conferences and seminars around the world.

La Follette School Professor Susan Yackee and Associate Director Hilary Shager will lead two of the five panel discussions at the opening conference of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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