Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The important connection between social sciences and biological and physical sciences grows more evident every year.

Several La Follette School faculty members are internationally known for their innovative work in bridging these disciplines and in demonstrating how research in this area impacts public policy.

Areas of particular interest are the emerging field of social genomics, which brings together statistical geneticists and social scientists to study the role of genes in human social dynamics and inequality, and the intersection of neuroscience and public policy.

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Featured Publications

Monetizing Bowser: A Contingent Valuation of the Statistical Value of Dog Life – Corrigendum

The effects of expert selection, elicitation design, and R&D assumptions on experts’ estimates of the future costs of photovoltaics

Cohort Effects in the Genetic Influence on Smoking