Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Earned income Tax Credit (EITC) and Intimate Partner Violence: Associate Professor Yang Wang and Professor Barbara Wolfe will collaborate on a study researching the effects of the EITC on intimate partner violence, an effect that could be large for low-income populations struggling to deal with the many stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers’ findings will be valuable for state and federal policymakers as they work to direct limited resources toward preventing intimate partner violence.

Water System Excellence Project: Associate Professor Manuel P. Teodoro plans to study how public reporting on water quality, system integrity, financial performance, affordability, and equity can change incentives for the officials who manage and regulate water.

Democracy, Prosperity, Hegemony: Global Finance and the Future of American Economic and Foreign Policy: Professor Mark Copelovitch is launching a multi-year project that explores the effects of international financial and monetary factors in shaping the most pressing research questions and policy debates about the future of American democracy, macroeconomic policy, and great-power relations in world politics.