Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Nick Lardinois’ love of nature and numbers led him to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.

Wisconsin is likely to see the most growth in available jobs in management and professional services to business, health care and social services, and leisure and recreation services into 2020, according to a report prepared for Competitive Wisconsin's BE BOLD 3 initiative by two La Follette School professors.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00

Newspaper quotes professor

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel quotes economist Menzie Chinn in a story about Wisconsin's job creation ranking.

Xin Nong has wide-ranging interests that he is now exploring through the La Follette School's international public affairs program.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00

Seminar to discuss Affordable Care Act

Economist Barbara Wolfe and first-year student Maria Serakos and will speak on "The Affordable Care Act: One Year Later" in a noon seminar on Tuesday, November 25, in the La Follette School conference room.

Professor Tim Smeeding explores four policy problems brought on by declining fertility and a growing proportion of elders in an article published in Science magazine.

La Follette School economist Jason Fletcher has been awarded a $92,730 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to analyze three school-based longitudinal datasets from the past three decades to assess educational mobility.

Professor Barbara Wolfe wants to know why people act the way they do and how society might help them make better choices.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 19:00

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.

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