Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

2008 alum Andrew Turner has completed a study of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and credit unions for the Filene Research Institute, an independent, consumer finance think and do tank.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 19:00

Chinn maps macroeconomic forces

From the implications of an increased minimum wage to current account balances across the globe to the fiscal policies of the United States and the United Kingdom, economist Menzie Chinn keeps an eye on all trends macro.

Thanks to the Great Recession, interest in household finance and consumer behavior has been increasing, professor J. Michael Collins notes, and that interest opens up opportunities for more rigorous evaluations of programs to improve people's financial capabilities.
The recession the United Kingdom experienced in 2010-2011 suggests that the United States' decision to increase government spending was the correct course of action, economist Menzie Chinn suggests in the spring La Follette Policy Report.
Michael Solorza is good in a crisis — a fiscal crisis, that is. As the new administrative services director for the city of Westminster, California, the 1996 alum is figuring out the best way to manage a $3 million gap in the city's $42 million general fund budget.

The different ways elected boards function never ceases to intrigue 2003 alum Sara Schnoor.

The role of microloans in Haiti will be discussed by 1995 alum Tom Eggert at the La Follette School's Policy and a Pint on Tuesday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:21

Students visit Legislative Fiscal Bureau

Seven La Follette School students visited the Legislative Fiscal Bureau on February 21 to learn about how the bureau operates.
A section chief with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will discuss agency management of fiscal operations and the development of good policy for Wisconsin's long-term care Medicaid programs in a noon session Friday, February 21, in the La Follette School conference room.

Alum Tamarine Cornelius wants to people to have the information they need to make up their own minds about state budget issues and to help them connect the dots between budget issues.

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