Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Analysis

La Follette School Professor Dave Weimer has published a new book, Behavioral Economics for Cost-Benefit Analysis: Benefit Validity When Sovereign Consumers Seem to Make Mistakes. He has written, co-authored, or edited more than a dozen books, including two that have made important contributions to public policy education.

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.

La Follette School professor Jason Fletcher co-authored the introduction to two articles on policy analysis and genetics in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Wisconsin is likely to see the most growth in available jobs in management and professional services to business, health care and social services, and leisure and recreation services into 2020, according to a report prepared for Competitive Wisconsin's BE BOLD 3 initiative by two La Follette School professors.

The Wisconsin District Attorneys Association presented a plaque to La Follette School student Scott Wood April 10 to recognize his contributions to the interests of justice and public safety in Wisconsin.

An analysis by La Follette School students that could help the state of Illinois reduce its corrections costs is available online as a working paper.

A video of Professor David Weimer's discussing public policy analysis is available online.

Building policy analysis capacity in Brazil will be discussed Tuesday, April 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.

Two La Follette School students will be sharing results of a group cost-benefit analysis at a leading global health and social entrepreneurship conference March 28-29 in Connecticut.

An award-winning article by 2012 alum Alex Marach has been published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

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