Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Faculty

La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn was featured in the Spring 2019 issue of On Wisconsin, published by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. In the article What’s the Tiff about Tarriffs, Chinn addressed the steep tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump.

On April 3, UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs brings together a distinguished group of scholars and experts for the symposium Integration or Disintegration? The Future of Global Governance and the Global Economy. Dani Rodrik, the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will give the keynote address at 4:45 pm.

The DreamUp Wisconsin Showcase on April 3 will feature dozens of innovative ideas submitted to meet the Alliance for the American Dream 2018 Challenge of helping 10,000 Dane County households increase their income by 10 percent by 2020.

UW–Madison’s Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), led by La Follette School faculty affiliate Marcy Carlson, received an additional five-year grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. Eight La Follette School faculty members are affiliates of CDE, a multi-disciplinary cooperative for social scientific demographic research and graduate training.

Evidence-based federal policy recommendations for reducing U.S. child poverty by half in 10 years will be presented by Timothy Smeeding, UW–Madison professor of public affairs and economics, Tuesday March 12. The hour-long public event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the School of Education Building's Wisconsin Idea Room. A reception will follow the seminar.

La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher will present Molecular Me: Exploring the Social Implications of the Genomics Revolution from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 6. His presentation is part of the Wednesday Night at the Lab (WN@TL) series at UW–Madison’s Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall.

Robyn Rowe, visiting assistant professor at the La Follette School, will present the Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium on Thursday, January 24.

The La Follette School published its second annual Highlights report in November 2018. The document showcases the many achievements of the school’s students, faculty, alumni, and staff during the 2017-18 academic year.

The Midwest Public Administration Caucus (MPAC) has selected La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee as the 2019 Herbert A. Simon Career Contribution Award recipient. It is the highest award in the field of political science for the study of bureaucracy and public administration.

The world’s largest financial newspaper, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, published an op-ed by La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn about the causes and possible global impact of the US dollar’s growing strength.

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