Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 13:32

Faculty well-represented at APPAM conference

Numerous La Follette School faculty members participated in the 2019 Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) annual research conference from November 7 to 9 in Denver, Colorado.

After 11 years with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), Alexis MacDonald (MPA ’08) has accepted a position as a professional staff member for the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. MacDonald also recently received the Badger of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s DC Chapter.

Four La Follette School faculty members received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition in spring 2019: Professors Jason Fletcher and Susan Webb Yackee, Associate Professor Yang Wang, and Professor Emeritus Barbara “Bobbi” Wolfe.

The number of opioid-related deaths — from both prescription opioids and illegal drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil — has quadrupled in the last 20 years. At present, the opioid epidemic claims 130 lives every day in the United States.

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.

 

Thanks to technological advances, researchers know more about the human microbiome, a person’s genetic makeup, and the human brain than anyone could have imagined decades earlier. This knowledge brings with it great potential but also challenges for policy.

Friday, 30 March 2018 14:48

Morgan Pair, MPA

Before graduate school, I had no background in political science, economics, or policy so the La Follette School has been influential on my academic path and incredibly helpful to me. I gained a foundation of coursework in areas such as economics and statistics and expanded my skill set through courses such as Policy Analysis and Cost-Benefit Analysis. 

La Follette School Professor Bobbi Wolfe will present her emerging research with Psychology Professor Seth Pollak during Neuroscience, Poverty, and Policy - a public presentation in Milwaukee on March 8.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 07:15

Cancian, others sharing expertise at APPAM

Eleven La Follette School faculty and staff members will present their research at the 2017 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 2 to 4 in Chicago.

The La Follette School welcomed the 2017–18 incoming class of 53 students Thursday, August 31 during Orientation at the Pyle Center.

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