Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Strategies to promote emergency savings among underserved households will be discussed in a webinar on Wednesday, October 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. by La Follette School professor J. Michael Collins, director of the university's Center for Financial Security.

Finding himself in Manila as a regional cooperation specialist with the Asian Development Bank is a bit of a surprise for 2002 alum Shigeaki Kamo.

Colorado’s new Marijuana Enforcement Division has a sustainable and predictable financing plan thanks to La Follette School alum Dorinda Floyd.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

Straka tackles pressures of globalization

Alex Straka wants to help solve the problems rooted in global economic integration. “The pressing issues of today are not just international but global,” the La Follette School student says.

Automatic enrollment, set contribution levels and risk pooling are all tools that could boost Americans' retirement savings, La Follette School students report in a study prepared in the spring Workshop in Public Affairs.

Survivors of domestic violence can be helped if barriers to financial services are reduced or eliminated, La Follette School students note in a report prepared for the nonprofit organization The Financial Clinic.


La Follette School graduates make up a majority of the fiscal analysts at the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, including three who were hired from the class that graduated in May.

Monday, 04 August 2014 19:00

Alum honored for developing influence

2000 alum Carole Schaeffer is one of the 25 most influential people in the greater Madison area, local web site announced

J. Michael Collins wants people to get more bang for their buck. The La Follette School professor studies how people make financial decisions and how they learn about personal financial management.

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:00

Zich applies skills to energy sector

When Tyrel Zich graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, he knew he wanted to add a strong quantitative skill set to his foundation of qualitative skills, so he came to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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