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Professor Susan Webb Yackee

Lobby study highlights role of interest groups and obscure public office

July 30, 2015
In a recent Washington Post column, Professor Susan Webb Yackee and Ph.D. student Simon Haeder outline their findings of lobbying efforts at an obscure regulatory office in the White House, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
Katie O’Sullivan

O’Sullivan uses skills to help teams succeed

July 23, 2015
With the La Follette School’s emphasis on clear communication, Katie O’Sullivan has parlayed her interest in data analysis into a career that spans the public and private sectors. As PricewaterhouseCoopers’(PwC) Midwest region practice director, the 2000 alum develops and drives project initiatives that affect six Midwest markets and the region as a whole.
Barbara Wolfe

Wolfe discusses reducing health disparities

July 22, 2015
More work needs to be done to expand access to health care for poor and low-income Americans, La Follette School Professor Barbara Wolfe writes in a commentary published by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.
Barbara Wolfe

How poverty’s effects on brain development make it harder for poor children to learn

July 21, 2015
A study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics reveals for the first time the mechanism behind the relationship between childhood poverty and doing poorly in school.