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Nemet explores links between energy technology, public policy

Greg Nemet is predicting the future. By interviewing energy experts, the La Follette School professor is learning about their expectations of what solar, and carbon capture and storage will look like in 2040 and beyond. “The aim with this work is to aggregate the results in a way that makes them useful for informing public decisions about funding research on environmentally beneficial technologies,” Nemet says. Read more ...

Manion balances demanding research agenda with quality teaching

China’s grassroots politics is changing — and political scientist Melanie Manion has a front-row seat. Read more ...

La Follette School training helps Fiscal Bureau serve Wisconsin Legislature

La Follette School graduates make up a majority of the fiscal analysts at the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, including three who were hired from the class that graduated in May. Read more ...

La Follette School to hold 20th leadership training session for legislators

The faces of three new Wisconsin legislators will go on the La Follette School conference room wall after they complete the Bowhay Institute of Legislative Leadership Development that meets August 8-11 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Read more ...

Wallace studies poverty, wealth in the United States

For someone wanting to know who is poor in the United States, Geoffrey Wallace is the guy to consult. The La Follette School economist has parsed various measures of U.S. poverty and finds that 15 percent of the U.S. population was poor in 2012, Read more ...

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 ...