Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Effective public management is essential in a democratic form of governance, and several La Follette School faculty members conduct research on how programs are designed and implemented as well as the consequences of public policies for citizens.

Faculty members have expertise in the U.S. public policymaking process, regulation, institutional design, and administrative law. They focus on the challenges of governance in an era where countries, states, and their populations are deeply interconnected across a range of economic, political, security, and social issues.  

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When does the multiple principals hypothesis hold? The politics of U.S. agency policymaking autonomy

The American State Administrators Project: A New 50-State, 50-Year Data Resource for Scholars

Out of the public’s eye? Lobbying the President’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

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

Efficiency without Apology: Consideration of the Marginal Excess Tax Burden and Distributional Impacts in Benefit–Cost Analysis

While Congress sits on its hands, Presidents are making policy by regulation

Regulation, Delegation, and the Affordable Care Act

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