Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Several La Follette School faculty members are widely known for their innovative work developing and utilizing methods to elevate the role of research and evidence in policymaking, including Dave Weimer, Michael Collins, Yang Wang, and Emilia Tjernstrom.

Weimer is the author of seminal textbooks on policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and organizational report cards. Collins, Tjernstrom, and Wang use cutting-edge program evaluation methods to measure impacts of federal, state, and international interventions. 



Featured Publications

Fitting and interpreting correlated random-coefficient models using Stata

Replace Corporate Profits Tax with a Capitalized Value Tax

A Place to Call Home: Evidence-Based Strategies for Addressing Homelessness across Wisconsin

Does Training Matter? Evidence from Performance Management Reforms