Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 06:07

Chinn offers insight on nation's debt

In a New York Times op-ed, professor Menzie Chinn offers his take on the downgrading of America's credit rating --and what is at stake if it stays that way.
La Follette School faculty have been sharing their insights in the media.
Public affairs professor Karen Holden advised Sesame Street on its new Sesame Street financial education initiative "For Me, for You, for Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving."
Despite a majority of Wisconsin school districts losing substantial amounts of state aid, most districts will be forced to reduce school property taxes under Governor Scott Walker's proposed budget, unless voters agree to raise revenue limits, a new study finds.
Large cities in the United States are likely to reduce their per-capita spending by 7 percent from 2009 to 2013 due to the impact of the recession and the housing crisis, a forecast by a La Follette School of Public Affairs economist and his co-authors suggests.

After Rosina Estol-Peixoto started working at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., she saw how her research influenced public policy in Central American countries. Now she is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs at the La Follette School.

2008 alum Saul Wolf of the World Council of Credit Unions and Kristen Joiner of SustainDane will discuss "Engaging Policy in Non-Profit Arenas" at a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, April 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School's conference room.

Alum Saul Wolf connects quality, low-cost money transfer firms to credit unions, financial  cooperatives and other micro-finance entities as remittances manager at the World Council of Credit Unions.

Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan of Madison will discuss the state budget as part of the La Follette School's public budgeting class on Monday, March 21. La Follette School students, faculty and staff are invited to his presentation at 4:20 p.m. in 6203 Sewell Social Sciences Building.
Thursday, 17 March 2011 00:00

Reschovsky to discuss federal budget

Economist Andrew Reschovsky will speak on the federal budget at a town hall meeting in Milwaukee hosted by U.S. House representative Gwen Moore of Milwaukee. The Monday,  March 21, event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Zelazo Center, 2419 E. Kenwood Avenue. Members of the  audience will be able to ask questions.

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