Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School Professors Don Moynihan and Dave Weimer offered presentations about their areas of expertise during the 2017 National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) Conference in Madison this fall. Associate Director Hilary Shager also served on a panel discussion about recruiting and onboarding evaluators during the event.

Monday, 12 December 2016 09:50

Nick Lardinois (MPA, ’16)

All of La Follette’s pillars are exactly the skills I use to succeed every day at my job: critically analyzing both qualitative and quantitative information, using those analyses to draw verifiable conclusions, and succinctly communicating my ideas and conclusions via both verbal and written communication.

This course develops skills in policy analysis in two ways. First, it sets out the conceptual foundations for understanding the role of policy analysis in democratic politics. Second, it provides training and experience in policy analysis craft.

Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00

PA 881 Cost-Benefit Analysis (*)

This course will present the welfare economics underpinnings for evaluating the social benefits and costs of government activities. Issues such as uncertainty, the social discount rate, and welfare weights will be discussed; case studies from the environmental, social policy, and agricultural areas will be studied.

Fall 2016: Both sections of Cost-Benefit Analysis will include client projects.

Dave Weimer, the Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy at UW–Madison, received the 2017 Excellence in Mentoring Award in the Field of Public Policy from the American Political Science Association.

The La Follette School’s annual Visit Day drew 43 prospective students from 14 states and Washington, D.C., to the UW–Madison campus Monday, March 27. Current students, alumni, and faculty members answered a wide range of questions during panel discussions and lunch at Union South.

La Follette School Working Paper No. 2006-013

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 08:35

Sarah Foster (MPA/MPH ’14)

Professor David Weimer trained me well on how to write an effective memo, QUICKLY!

The Georgetown Public Policy Review recently published a paper written by La Follette School student Sam Alhadeff. He wrote the paper, Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), for the Introduction to Policy Analysis course (PA 873) taught by Professor Dave Weimer.

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