- Behavioral Insights for Public Management: This project will use large-scale experiments in real public sector settings to study how different management interventions affect the behavior of public officials, and ultimately the performance of public organizations - Don Moynihan, professor of public affairs and director, La Follette School of Public Affairs
- Regulatory Review & Policy Change: This project will assess whether the president’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) – during its critical regulatory review process – moves the content of legally binding government rules toward greater regulatory stringency or moves rules in a deregulatory direction. It also will bring officials from other states to Wisconsin for discussions on regulatory reform - Susan Webb Yackee, professor of public affairs and political science
- How did Solar Become Inexpensive? This project will evaluate six explanations to produce a comprehensive global assessment of solar energy, including the historical evolution, the industry’s full supply chain, the activities of people installing panels on roofs, and the motivations behind adoption behavior. While the work takes a global and historical perspective, the motivation for conducting it is to inform more immediate policy decisions - Greg Nemet, associate professor of public affairs and environmental studies
- The Social Genomics Revolution: This project supports public presentations, academic discussions, and other activities in Wisconsin and elsewhere that explore the latest discoveries being made at the scientific frontier where genomics and the social sciences intersect - Jason Fletcher, professor of public affairs
Update May 30, 2017: After receiving his Kohl Research Competition grant, Nemet also received a prestigious Carnegie Foundation fellowship for the same project. To accept the Carnegie fellowship, Nemet must decline the Kohl funding, but he is grateful for the initial support, which provided potential back-up funding for the project and elevated the status of his Carnegie application.