Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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Eleven La Follette School faculty and staff members will present their research at the 2017 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 2 to 4 in Chicago.

Associate Professor J. Michael Collins of UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and School of Human Ecology, received the inaugural Ketchum Prize from the FINRA Foundation in September. He was honored for his outstanding service and research to advance investor protection and financial capability in the United States.

Even modest increases in the net worth of those who save the least for retirement would greatly improve retirement readiness and reduce government spending on public assistance programs, according to research conducted by La Follette School faculty member J. Michael Collins and three graduate students on behalf of AARP Wisconsin.

Five La Follette School faculty members and several faculty affiliates presented their work on a wide range of issues at the 2016 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 3 to 5 in Washington, D.C.

Associate Professor J. Michael Collins received a 2016 Vilas Associates Award for his project “Financial Capabilities and Medication Persistence and Adherence: A Randomized Trial.”

Workshop in program and policy analysis taught through student teams working on real problems for public agencies and organizations; teaches analytical skills, report preparation and writing; and presentations of results.

Workshop reports and information about how the course fulfills the Wisconsin Idea are available online.

Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Human Ecology
Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance