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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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