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Fletcher to use grant to explore educational, economic mobility

La Follette School economist Jason M. Fletcher has been awarded a $92,730 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to analyze three school-based longitudinal datasets from the past three decades to assess educational mobility. Read more ...

Collins helps people strengthen financial capability

J. Michael Collins wants people to get more bang for their buck. The La Follette School professor studies how people make financial decisions and how they learn about personal financial management. Read more ...

Wolfe examines reciprocal relationship between poverty, behavior

Professor Barbara Wolfe wants to know why people act the way they do and how society might help them make better choices. Read more ...

Chinn maps macroeconomic forces

From the implications of an increased minimum wage to current account balances across the globe to the fiscal policies of the United States and the United Kingdom, economist Menzie Chinn keeps an eye on all trends macro. Read more ...

Data show long-lasting impact of Great Recession on cities

The Great Recession continues to wreak havoc on city budgets long after it officially ended, depriving many of the nation's largest central cites of tax revenue even as the economy recovers, according to a new data analysis by La Follette School economist Andrew Reschovsky and other researchers at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Read the news release

Fletcher explores outcomes of environment, relationships, education on health

Understanding the long-term impacts of public policy in Wisconsin and across the United States are at the top of Jason Fletcher’s research agenda. Read more ...

Economist to discuss public policy

Public policy in an uncertain world is the subject of a seminar Thursday, May 15, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building. Charles Manski, an economist at Northwestern University, will speak. Read more ...

Chinn’s analysis of job growth rates gets attention

Economist Menzie Chinn’s analysis of private nonfarm job growth in four states is highlighted by a Los Angeles Times columnist this week. Read more ...

Economist to discuss personal bankruptcy Wednesday

Personal bankruptcy, asset risk and entrepreneurship will be discussed at a noon seminar Wednesday, May 7, in the La Follette School conference room. Read more ...

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 ...