Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Large cities in the United States are likely to reduce their per-capita spending by 7 percent from 2009 to 2013 due to the impact of the recession and the housing crisis, a forecast by a La Follette School of Public Affairs economist and his co-authors suggests.

After Rosina Estol-Peixoto started working at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., she saw how her research influenced public policy in Central American countries. Now she is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs at the La Follette School.

Articles in the Wall Street Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have included comments from international finance expert professor Menzie Chinn, whose Econbrowser blog was ranked in the top 25 financial blogs by Time.com.
The public policy implications of Wisconsin's budget legislation were explored at a La Follette School forum. Three La Follette School faculty members joined a political scientist, an alum practitioner and the university's director of state relations in commenting.
La Follette School faculty share their expertise on voting, Wisconsin politics and economics, and the Great Recession.
Friday, 28 January 2011 09:18

Nichols to discuss Wisconsin jobs outlook

Public affairs professor Donald Nichols will review recent proposals to increase employment in Wisconsin in a public forum on Tuesday, February 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art lecture hall, 221 State Street.
Thursday, 27 January 2011 10:29

Exercise incentives topic of Feb. 1 seminar

How financial incentives influence individuals' commitments to exercise will be discussed at the February 1 La Follette School seminar at noon in the school's conference room.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:56

Faculty share expertise

The campus Center for Financial Security received second-year funding of $3.1 million from the Social Security Administration's Financial Literacy Research Consortium.

Alum Eugene Steuerle encourages La Follette School alumni, students, friends, faculty and staff to subscribe to his public policy column, "The Government We Deserve," published by the Urban Institute.

A new analysis suggests Wisconsin faces a budget deficit of at least $2.9 billion in the state's next two-year budget cycle.
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