Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 00:00

Singleton values international experiences

Tony Singleton started with a goal and then figured out how to accomplish it. "My objective was to do international work," says the 1973 alum, who spent 20 years with Chase Manhattan's International Department and Investment Bank.

After 13 years in the information technology industry, Joe O'Connell took a step back when he realized he did not find the work all that satisfying. "I started to wonder about the kind of mark I wanted to leave on the world," says the second-year La Follette School student.

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."

Thursday, 07 March 2013 07:40

Forum to examine state budget

Economist Andrew Reschovsky is part of a forum discussing Wisconsin's state budget on Tuesday, March 12, at noon in the Education Building.

The results surprised a few people: Milwaukee Public Schools' per-pupil expenditures are in keeping with the Wisconsin average and with comparable districts across the United States. The findings were published in a report co-authored by 2007 La Follette School alum Vanessa Allen, a researcher with the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee.

Professor Menzie Chinn has become co-editor of the Journal of International Money and Finance. He also has been quoted about the United States' fiscal cliff by Reuters and der Tagesspiegel.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 08:01

Feggestad helps city deliver services

While working as finance director for Blackhawk Technical College, Natalie Feggestad realized what she enjoyed most about her job was helping staff in other units navigate finance and budget processes, so she added a  Master of Public Affairs degree to her certification as a public accountant.
An earlier and simpler Pell Grant application has the potential to increase college enrollment by youth from poor families by helping to reduce their uncertainty about whether college is affordable, a new study finds.
After reaching his career goal of serving as an appointed official in a governor's administration, alum Tim Casper is back in the higher education realm as public affairs and government relations manager for Madison Area Technical College.
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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