This course offers a survey of health care and public health systems, with a particular focus on factors and policies that influence health equity and disparities in the United States.
This course will discuss the history of global income disparities and development policy, consider case studies of successful and unsuccessful aid projects, and look at the effectiveness of various policies, such as family planning programs, infrastructure development projects, human capital interventions, conditional cash transfers, property rights reforms, and the alleviation of credit constraints.
This course provides an overview of program evaluation, the practice of assessing the efficacy of policy initiatives, with an emphasis on international applications. A primary concern when evaluating a program is ensuring that estimates reflect the causal impact of the program, so we will discuss various strategies for addressing this challenge, including: randomized clinical trials, fixed effects, pre-post designs, difference-in-differences, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, and propensity score matching.
This course focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to lead organizations successfully. Students will explore their own leadership strengths, effective management approaches, and strategies that create work environments that are diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
In this seminar we will focus on a number of important and pressing areas of state governmental policy, including health care, early childhood and K-12 education, higher education, the environment and energy, economic development, budget and taxes, criminal and juvenile justice and poverty.
This course is designed to teach students how utility rates are set.
La Follette School grad Mikhaila Calice (MPA’19) played a starring role in a UW Now livestream presentation on climate, energy and geopolitics on November 9.
La Follette School grad Mikhaila Calice (MPA’19) played a starring role in a UW Now livestream presentation on climate, energy, and geopolitics on November 9.
In her December letter to alumni and friends, La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee reflected on the past year and looked forward to 2022.
To extend the reach of the La Follette Forum on Climate Policy, approximately 100 Madison West High School students participated in virtual climate change simulations with the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) November 23.