Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 18 February 2013 06:31

Distinguished economist Don Nichols dies

Donald Nichols, whose tenure leading the La Follette School of Public Affairs helped shape Wisconsin's economic development, died February 15 at age 72.
La Follette School professor Barbara (Bobbi) Wolfe has won one of eight Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professorships. The economist is now the Richard A. Easterlin Professor of Health Economics.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 07:03

Alum to speak on 'fiscal democracy'

La Follette School alum and economist Eugene Steuerle will discuss fiscal democracy in a seminar on Tuesday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. His talk is called "Restoring 'Fiscal Democracy' and Securing a Brighter Future for Our Kids & the Nation."

Friday, 22 February 2013 05:04

Analysis debunks currency policy tenet

The argument that more flexibility in the exchange rate regime speeds up current account adjustment is not true, recent analysis by economist Menzie Chinn suggests.
Banque de France economist Gong Cheng will give a talk titled "A Growth Perspective on Foreign Reserve Accumulation" on Wednesday, March 20, at 1:30 p.m. in 7324 Sewell Social Sciences.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:46

Alum to give population health seminar

2002 alum and economics professor Chad Cotti will give the Population Health seminar at noon on Monday, November 26, in 1309 Health Services Learning Center.
Property owners are less likely to be late with their tax payments if they make three installment payments a year instead of two, according to a new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
What's best for the economy in the short and the long term is the subject of a presentation being given as part of a gathering for alumni and friends on Wednesday, October 10, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

From Mali to Salt Lake City, La Follette School student Anne Chapman has seen the importance of well-informed, motivated community leadership — and the essential role a skilled analyst can play in sharing expertise about policy ramifications.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 00:00

Cities face revenue declines

While state governments are recovering from the severe budget crises caused by the Great Recession, city governments continue to face reduced revenues from the property tax and from state and federal grants, economist Andrew Reschovsky says.

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