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Students inventory greenhouse gas emissions in Madison

Madison has a more complete estimate of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions thanks to a 2014 analysis by La Follette School students. 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 ...

Students advise state on program evaluation of educator effectiveness system

A report by La Follette School students advises the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on how best to assess the state’s new Educator Effectiveness System, a program to evaluate public school teachers’ job performance. 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 ...

Analysis identifies factors affecting homelessness among youth exiting foster care

A new analysis by La Follette School students identifies factors associated with the risk of homeless among young adults exiting Wisconsin’s foster care system. Read more ...

Meyer helps districts use data to improve student outcomes

Rob Meyer is helping Wisconsin school districts do a better job. As the director of the Value-Added Research Center, the La Follette School research professor is helping districts across Wisconsin and the United States determine which programs and elements of teaching help students do better academically. Read more ...

Weimer explores institutional design, policy craft

The cost and quality of health care are often on David Weimer’s mind — and he frequently proposes ways to contain those costs.
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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 ...

Herd explores influences on aging

Professor Pamela Herd is always thinking about long-term implications, even when she works on a research project on pregnancy. Read more ...

Moynihan advances Wisconsin Idea through research, teaching

Don Moynihan wants to make interacting with government easier for everyone.The internationally recognized public management expert is focusing his studies on “administrative burdens” — the difficulties and impediments people encounter when they try to access government services. Read more ...