La Follette School economist Jason Fletcher has been elected to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's Policy Council, the organization's governing body.
Fletcher's term runs through 2018. He serves as an early career academic representative to the Policy Council.
Fletcher is an associate professor of public affairs with appointments in sociology, applied economics and population health sciences. A specialist in health economics, economics of education and child and adolescent health policy, Fletcher focuses his research on examining social network effects on adolescent education and health outcomes, combining genetics and social science research, estimating long-term consequences of childhood mental illness, and child and adolescent mental health policy.
The La Follette School of Public Affairs has a longstanding relationship with the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, one of the nation's premier organizations dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.
Faculty serving on the Policy Council have included Maria Cancian, Donald Moynihan, Geoffrey Wallace and Barbara Wolfe. Cancian also served as vice president and secretary. David Weimer was president elect and served as president in 2006. Current faculty member and University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank served as a member of the Policy Council from 2001 to 2004 and was president of the organization in 2007.