Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Wisconsin Idea

City of Milwaukee staff have a few new ideas for managing the tax foreclosure crisis the city is experiencing as part of the downturn in the economy and housing market, thanks to recommendation La Follette School students made to the mayor and top staff.

A La Follette School international workshop report is required reading for 220 senior military and civilian officers enrolled at the National Defense University.
Three prize-winning La Follette School students shared their ideas for funding farm digester projects with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin in a May 14 presentation.
Friday, February 22, 2013

Analysis debunks currency policy tenet

The argument that more flexibility in the exchange rate regime speeds up current account adjustment is not true, recent analysis by economist Menzie Chinn suggests.
A delegation of six state and local government officials from Ukraine learned about the La Follette School and its role in the Wisconsin Idea during a visit in early February.
Monday, January 14, 2013

Women to start in leadership seminar

A class of 23 women, including for the first time a seated legislator, will take part in the 13th annual leadership training seminar sponsored by Wisconsin Women in Government and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students is cited several times in a health impact assessment of the predicted results of increased funds for treatment alternative and diversion programs, which include drug and alcohol treatment courts, day reporting centers, and mental health treatment courts.

La Follette School students shared their analysis of the costs and benefits for four municipalities to merge their fire departments and emergency medical services with officials in a December 17 presentation.

Professor  Greg Nemet's research and analysis about cost reductions in energy technology  are featured in a column by The Atlantic senior editor Alexis Madrigal.
Women interested in advancing their skills in management, networking and leadership are encouraged to apply for Wisconsin's premier women's leadership seminar.
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