Barbara Wolfe is the Richard A. Easterlin Professor of Economics, Population Health Sciences, and Public Affairs and Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty. Her research focuses broadly on poverty and health issues.
Timothy M. (Tim) Smeeding is the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics . He was director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008–2014.
Jason Fletcher is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Public Affairs with appointments in Applied Economics and Population Health Sciences.
Ross Milton is an Assistant Professor of Public Affairs. His research focuses on the political economy and public finance of state and local taxes.
Mariel Barnes is an Assistant Professor of public affairs who studies everyday forms of violence against women, gender, and the politics of the welfare state.
Collins, J. Michael
J. Michael Collins is Professor of Public Affairs and Human Ecology where he is Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance. Collins serves as Faculty Director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Financial Security.
Sarah Halpern-Meekin is a Professor of Public Affairs and Human Development and Family Studies. She studies policies that affect romantic relationships and low-income low-income families’ finances.
Associate Professor Yang Wang’s primary research interests are in applied microeconomics, health economics, and applied econometrics. Yang Wang is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs. Her primary research interests are in applied microeconomics, health economics, and applied econometrics.
Lauren Schmitz is an assistant professor of public affairs. She uses social, genomic, and epigenomic data to study how social inequalities shape disparities in health and socioeconomic attainment.
Assistant Professor Denia Garcia’s work examines the role of space and organizations in shaping how inequalities are experienced and reproduced.