Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Public management at the La Follette School includes the study of how programs are designed and implemented, and the consequences of policy implementation for citizens. This training helps student to develop an appreciation of the importance of public management in democratic governance; an ability to think analytically about problems of public management; and an ability to make good arguments concerning how public management issues might be addressed.

Courses contain a mixture of social science research on public management, practitioner and student experiences, and projects where students directly study management in the real world. The La Follette School includes four faculty who are members of the National Academy of Public Administration, as well as a former governor of Wisconsin.



Featured Publications

A Look Under the Hood: Regulatory Policy Making and the Affordable Care Act

When Are Nudges Desirable? Benefit Validity When Preferences Are Not Consistently Revealed

Finding Gold in the Dross: Outlierism as a Resource for Policy Analysis

The Politics of Rulemaking in the United States

Presidentially Directed Policy Change: The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs as Partisan or Moderator?

The Design and Practice of Integrating Evidence: Connecting Performance Management with Program Evaluation