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Robert M. La Follette
School of Public Affairs
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Telephone:  608.262.3581
Fax: 608.265.3233

Last updated:
September 26, 2013


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Thomas DeLeire

Left the university in summer 2013

Professor of Public Affairs and Economics

Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty

Faculty Affiliate, Department of Economics

Office: 109 Observatory Hill Office Building
Phone: 608-262-4531
Fax: 608-265-3233

La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Thomas DeLeire is professor of public affairs. His research focuses on labor and health economics. His most recent work has comprised an evaluation of recent expansions to Wisconsin’s health insurance programs for low-income families. DeLeire has twice taken leave from his university appointments to work in government. From 2005 to 2007, he was a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, and from 2002 to 2003, he was senior economist for labor, health, and education for the Council of Economic Advisers. DeLeire previously taught at Michigan State University, the University of Chicago, and Harvard University. He received his A.B. from Princeton University in 1990 and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1997.

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