Wolfe, Barbara

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.

Smeeding, Timothy

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.

Fletcher, Jason

Jason Fletcher is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Public Affairs with appointments in Sociology, Applied Economics and Population Health Sciences.

Milton, Ross

Assistant Professor Ross Milton’s research focuses on the political economy and public finance of state and local taxes.

Barnes, Mariel

Mariel Barnes is an Assistant Professor of public affairs.

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.

Halpern-Meekin, Sarah

Sarah Halpern-Meekin uses qualitative and quantitative methods to study romantic relationships and low-income families’ finances, as well as government policies directed at these areas.

Wang, Yang

Associate Professor Yang Wang’s primary research interests are in applied microeconomics, health economics, and applied econometrics.

Schmitz, Lauren

Lauren Schmitz’s research utilizes social, genomic, and epigenomic data from population-based longitudinal studies to examine how inequalities in the social environment shape disparities in health and socioeconomic attainment across the life course.

Garcia, Denia

Assistant Professor Denia Garcia’s work examines the role of space and organizations in shaping how inequalities are experienced and reproduced.