Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:54

Smeeding reflects on War on Poverty

La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses the War on Poverty in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read the article …
Friday, 03 January 2014 05:17

Chinn expects better U.S. economy

Professor Menzie Chinn is among eight leading economic thinkers Politico magazine asked to ruminate on whether the U.S. economy is about to see rapid growth. Cautiously optimistic, Chinn calls for public policies that will reduce economic inequality among Americans. Read online …
Monday, 16 December 2013 07:57

Smeeding discusses minimum wage

La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, appeared on Wisconsin Eye's "Newsmakers" program on December 16 as part of a discussion on the minimum wage. See the video
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00

Chinn to discuss U.S. macroeconomic outlook

Economist Menzie Chinn will give a talk on the U.S. macroeconomic outlook on Friday, December 6, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center.

Monday, 25 November 2013 08:23

Munich institute honors Haveman for service

Germany's leading economic research organization, the Ifo Institute in Munich, honored Professor Robert Haveman with a rare recognition, making him an honorary member.
Avoidable crises such as the potential default by the United States on its debt last week could cost the U.S. dollar its privileged position as the world's main reserve currency, La Follette School economist Menzie Chinn argues in an op-ed published by the International New York Times on October 20.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:42

The Economist highlights Chinn analyses

Economist Menzie Chinn appears in The Economist
Economist Jason Fletcher has joined the La Follette School faculty as an associate professor of public affairs.
The United States and other countries should welcome Japan's unconventional decision to increase inflation as a method for growing its economy growth, economists Menzie Chinn and Isao Kamata argue in a new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:29

School hosts health economics conference

Junior and senior economists discussed the latest health economics research at the fourth annual Midwest Health Economics Conference hosted by the La Follette School in April.
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