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Robert M. La Follette
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Madison, WI 53706

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School holds symposium on government efficiency

More than 80 legislators, state agency staff, local government budget officials and others crowded a room in the Wisconsin State Capitol last week to hear and discuss the latest research on government efficiency. Read more ...

Social networks can inform public policy

Policy analyses and program evaluations need to account for people’s social networks, professor Jason Fletcher argues in an article in the spring La Follette Policy Report. Read more ...

Radtke helps Congo scale up agriculture

Alum David Radtke is using his decades of agriculture and international policy experience to help the Republic of Congo establish large mechanized farms. Read more ...

Grad ties good health to education

2012 alum Carly Hood marked National Public Health Week with an op-ed in the April 7 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel emphasizing how education can help improve long-term population health, particularly for Wisconsin's most impoverished communities. “A solid education is an individual’s primary method for securing financial stability, which not only increases access to healthy foods and safe communities but also promotes an individual’s ability to provide his or her children with quality child care and educational experiences,” Hood notes. Read the article

Students taking orders for fleece jackets with school logo

The La Follette School Student Association is taking orders for fleece jackets with the University of Wisconsin-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs logo. Deadline is Friday.
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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 ...

Policy and a Pint to focus on Wisconsin health care

John Maycroft, a graduate of Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, will discuss his work improving health care in Wisconsin at the La Follette School’s Policy and a Pint on Wednesday, April 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street. Read more ...

2004 alum has second son

2004 alum Lindsay (Nyland) Blumer gave birth to her second son, Dashiell, in March. Read more ...

Maxim helps countries fight pandemics

Alum Corina Maxim’s job as a program officer with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a study in contrasts. Read more ...