Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Policy Report Spring-Summer 2013

  • Health Care, Costs Top Policy Agendas
    Director Thomas DeLeire discusses recent health economics research. Page 1
  • Stakeholder Rulemaking: A Model for Implementing Evidence-Based Medicine
    David L. Weimer suggests how to improve outcomes of Medicare-funded surgeries — and save money. Page 1
  • Using Brain Scans to Understand Links between Economic Status and Cognition
    Barbara Wolfe explores how scans illuminate relationships between poverty/wealth and cognition. Page 6
  • Reconsidering Agency Capture during Regulatory Policymaking
    Susan Webb Yackee finds no clear evidence that business interests have "captured" administrations within U.S. Department of Transportion through regulatory rulemaking. Rather, her results suggest a mixed picture of interest group participation and influence. Page 10
  • Can Japan Export Its Way to Recovery?
    Menzie Chinn and Isao Kamata explore possible effects of Japan's unconventional approach to stimulate economic growth. Page 17

Note: PDF updated June 3, 2013

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Vol. 22, No. 2