Lindsay Jacobs

Credentials: Assistant Professor


Phone: 608-263-2029

309 Observatory Hill Office Building
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1211

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Lindsay Jacobs is an Assistant Professor of Public Affairs. She specializes in labor economics, with an emphasis on older populations. Her current research projects look at retirement preparedness and modeling the interactions among health, job tasks, and labor supply decisions.

Prior to joining La Follette, she was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Curriculum vitae (pdf)

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  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison, Economics
  • M.S., Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Economics
  • B.A., Wittenberg University, Mathematics and Economics


Public affairs courses taught by Lindsay Jacobs:

PA 380 Analytic Tools for Public Policy

PA 880 Microeconomic Policy Analysis

PA 974 Aging and Public Policy


UW–Madison affiliations