Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

In the end, cultural differences do not stand in the way of friendship and diplomacy, Kelsey Roets has found. The first-year student is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs degree as a step toward a life of international public service that builds on her undergraduate experiences in Latin America and graduate studies at the La Follette School.

Student Colin Christopher's documentary on microfinance in India, A Sinking Ship, Microfinance and the Andhra Pradesh Crisis, is available on YouTube.
La Follette School faculty and alumni are presenting research at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's fall research conference this week.
Student Colin Christopher will show his documentary on microfinance in India and describe his internship in southern India in a brown bag session on Tuesday, November 1, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.
Two students will discuss work experiences at a brown-bag lunch get-together Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. in the La Follette conference room.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 09:03

Chinn to discuss book at IMF in D.C.

Alumni and friends in the Washington, D.C., area are invited to attend an October 14 presentation by professor Menzie Chinn on his new book that explains the origin and long-term effects of the current financial crisis.
Most retirees are unlikely to experience adverse health shocks early in their retirement, but racial minorities, people with low levels of education, and people who retired on Social Security Disability Insurance are at substantial risk for shocks to physical and cognitive health, four professors report in the fall La Follette Policy Report.
A project for the public affairs course 819 Advanced Quantitative Methods for Public Policy is the basis of an article written by a student and an alum that appears this month in an academic journal.
Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:52

Economist Reschovsky to receive national honor

Economist Andrew Reschovsky will be honored in November with the 2011 Steve Gold Award, which recognizes a person who has made a significant contribution to public financial management in the field of intergovernmental relations and state and local finance.

The U.S. tax code is an important tool to address social policy problems, Katherine Sydor came to realize during her first year as a student at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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