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June 9, 2014


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Publications: Workshop Reports: 2014

The Public Affairs Workshops are the capstone courses for the La Follette School's two master's degree programs, the Master of International Public Affairs and the Master of Public Affairs. Workshop students gain practical experience applying the tools of political, economic and statistical analysis they acquired during three semesters of coursework. In addressing actual problems faced by clients in the public, non-governmental and private sectors, the students work closely together in teams to produce carefully crafted reports that meet high professional and academic standards. This culminating project is the equivalent of the thesis for a degree from the La Follette School of Public Affairs. The students produce research-based, analytical, evaluative and prescriptive reports for real-world clients who range from municipal government offices to international development organizations. Through these reports, students contribute to the University of Wisconsin-Madison's outreach mission and to the Wisconsin Idea.

PA 869: Workshop in Public Affairs

Professor Donald Moynihan

Madison Community Operations Carbon Inventory 2012
Prepared for the City of Madison by Adam Anderson, Tyler Brandt, Iseul Choi, Bridget Holcomb, Kendi Larrabee, and Leona Yi-Fan Su / Presentation slides

Examining Homeless Outcomes Among Foster Care Youth in Wisconsin
Prepared for the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families by Beauregard Blazavier, Sarah Foster, Brett Halverson, Ellen Hildebrand, John Magnino, and Caroline McCormack / Presentation slides

Evaluation Plan for Wisconsin’s Educator Effectiveness System
Prepared for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction by Josef Dvorak, Daniel Marlin, Christa Pugh, Nels Rude, and Mai Choua Thao / Presentation slides

Professor J. Michael Collins

Government-Sponsored Retirement Savings Plans: An Analysis of Policy Proposals
Prepared by William Dernbach Jr., Da Huo, Steven Kulig, Stephanie Mabrey, and John Wilson-Tepeli
/ Presentation slides

Moving Forward with Wisconsin’s Community Response Program
Prepared for Wisconsin Children’s Trust Fund by Erik Bakken, Michele Dickinson, Austin Frerick, Kate Grannemann, Marianne Griffin, and Ye Wang / Presentation slides

Barriers to Building Financial Security for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Prepared for The Financial Clinic by Claire Boyce, Sara Koliner, Lacee Koplin, Shuangyi (Issy) Sun, Dan Trifone, and Joann Wong

PA 860: Workshop in International Public Affairs

Professor Timothy Smeeding

Understanding South Asian Labor Migration
Prepared for U.S. Government Office of South Asia Analysis by Meghan Doherty, Brian Leung, Katie Lorenze, and Amanda Wilmarth / Presentation slides

Effective Engagement of Accountable Local Governments in Development Assistance Projects: A Comparative Analysis
Prepared in consultation with the U.S. Government Accountability Office by Tara Baumgarten, Michaela Meckel, Jélan Passley, and Maria Toniolo / Presentation slides

Analyzing the Sensitivity of the Control of Corruption Indicator and its Sub-Sources to Discrete Corruption-Related Events
Prepared for the Millennium Challenge Corporation by Katie Cary, Constance Chucholowski, Ryan Hohler, Jiaqi Lu, Malika Taalbi / Presentation slides


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