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Chinn notes value of government stimulus to offset recession

The recession the United Kingdom experienced in 2010-2011 suggests that the United States’ decision to increase government spending was the correct course of action, economist Menzie Chinn suggests in the spring La Follette Policy Report. Read more ...

Haveman to discuss U.S. labor market April 15

Economist Robert Haveman will discuss the U.S. labor market at a noon seminar on Tuesday, April 15, in the La Follette School conference room. Read more ...

Wolfe to discuss brain development, poverty in Tuesday seminar

The effects of poverty on brain development will be discussed in a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, April 8, at noon in the school conference room. Read more ...

Inequality, intergenerational mobility to be discussed

Inequality and intergenerational mobility will be discussed in a seminar Thursday, February 27, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building. Read more ...

Private sector economics to be explored

Private sector economics will be discussed by the executive director of the University of Wisconsin Extension's Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in a seminar at noon, Tuesday, February 25, in the La Follette School conference room. Read more ...

Chinn to discuss China’s currency policy

La Follette School economist Menzie Chinn will explore the short and long-term implications of China’s currency policy in a noon seminar on Tuesday, February 11, in the school conference room. His talk is titled "Rise of the Redbacks? Prospects for China’s Currency." Read more ...

Smeeding reflects on War on Poverty

La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses the War on Poverty in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read the article

Chinn expects better U.S. economy

Professor Menzie Chinn is among eight leading economic thinkers Politico magazine asked to ruminate on whether the U.S. economy is about to see rapid growth. Cautiously optimistic, Chinn calls for public policies that will reduce economic inequality among Americans. Read online

Smeeding discusses minimum wage

La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, appeared on Wisconsin Eye's "Newsmakers" program on December 16 as part of a discussion on the minimum wage. See the video

Chinn to discuss U.S. macroeconomic outlook

Economist Menzie Chinn will give a talk on the U.S. macroeconomic outlook on Friday, December 6, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center. Read more ...