Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:41

2018 cohort brings wide-ranging experiences

With 52 students, the La Follette School’s 2018 cohort includes a practicing physician, the founder of a nonprofit organization, an award-winning playwright, two nurses, a newspaper editor, a police officer, three military veterans, and people with a wide range of other experiences.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:25

Cost-benefit analysis projects sought

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking client proposals for its Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) course this fall. Graduate students in the course work in teams on a real-world issue for an actual client, providing excellent learning opportunities for both students and clients.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:37

Cost-benefit analysis projects sought

La Follette School faculty members David Weimer and Emilia Tjernstrom are seeking project proposals for their Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) courses this fall. Students in this course work in teams on a real-world issue for an actual client.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking client proposals for its fall 2018 Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) course. Graduate students in the course work in teams on a real-world issue for an actual client, providing excellent learning opportunities for both students and clients.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking client proposals for its fall 2019 Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) course. Graduate students in the course work in teams on a real-world issue for an actual client, providing excellent learning opportunities for students and useful products for clients.

Assistant Professor Emilia Tjernström received a grant to measure the effects of introducing performance-pay contracts for citizen journalists in an online English-language news company in Kenya. The study will improve understanding of whether performance contracts increase profits and how they affect journalists’ output quality.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison awarded funding for five projects through the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition. Earlier this year, former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl pledged $300,000 annually for five years to support nonpartisan research that informs critical public policy and governance debates and advances evidence-based decision-making.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is coordinating a day at the State Capitol for 25 young African leaders visiting the University of Wisconsin–Madison for six weeks as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Six La Follette School faculty and emeritus faculty members and numerous faculty affiliates will present their research at the 2018 Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 8 to 10 in Washington, DC. Emilia Tjernström, an assistant professor of public affairs and agricultural and applied economics, also will attend the conference as a 40 for 40 Fellow.

 

La Follette School Working Paper No. 2018-005

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