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Solverson uses analysis skills to advance university research

After 10 years as a program analyst, admissions counselor and director of institutional research, 2005 alum Natalie Walleser Solverson describes herself as a storyteller. Read more ...

Straka tackles pressures of globalization

Alex Straka wants to help solve the problems rooted in global economic integration. “The pressing issues of today are not just international but global,” the La Follette School student says. “As the global economy continues to integrate, families, businesses and governments continue to feel the pressures of globalization. There are great disadvantages and redistributive costs that accompany the numerous benefits of economic integration.” Read more ...

Students advise agency on corruption indicator

The indicator that measures how well a country controls corruption does not respond uniformly to corruption-related events, La Follette School students find in an analysis prepared for the U.S. foreign assistance agency Millennium Challenge Corporation. Read more ...

Fischer applies research, analysis skills in variety of settings

Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand. Read more ...

Student queries Treasury secretary

Student Don Eggert queried Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew about federal staffing levels during his internship with the Office of Foreign Assets Control in Washington, D.C. Read more ...

Students analyze ways to improve retirement savings

Automatic enrollment, set contribution levels and risk pooling are all tools that could boost Americans’ retirement savings, La Follette School students report in a study prepared in the spring Workshop in Public Affairs. Read more ...

Nemet explores links between energy technology, public policy

Greg Nemet is predicting the future. By interviewing energy experts, the La Follette School professor is learning about their expectations of what solar, and carbon capture and storage will look like in 2040 and beyond. “The aim with this work is to aggregate the results in a way that makes them useful for informing public decisions about funding research on environmentally beneficial technologies,” Nemet says. Read more ...

Students outline how nonprofit can help survivors of domestic violence access financial services

Survivors of domestic violence can be helped if barriers to financial services are reduced or eliminated, La Follette School students note in a report prepared for the nonprofit organization The Financial Clinic. Read more ...

Lo gains policy analysis skills to make positive impact

Looking for ways to apply the survey design, research and data analysis skills he developed as an undergraduate, Keo Lo came to the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Read more ...

Manion balances demanding research agenda with quality teaching

China’s grassroots politics is changing — and political scientist Melanie Manion has a front-row seat. Read more ...