La Follette School Working Paper No. 2016-004
Mother Nature saved some of the summer’s best weather for the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest celebration. Atop Observatory Hill and under blue skies, more than 120 students, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff marked the start of the 2016–17 academic year with a picnic dinner and enthusiastic conversations.
Christopher Russell (MIPA/JD ’16) has been awarded a Fulbright Program grant to work in Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice through the Clinton Public Policy Fellowship.
La Follette School faculty members David Weimer and Emilia Tjernstrom are seeking project proposals for their Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) courses this fall. Students in this course work in teams on a real-world issue for an actual client.
Three students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs conducted field research overseas during spring break as part of their Master of International Public Affairs capstone project.
La Follette School Associate Professor Gregory Nemet emphasized the key role of expectations in innovation during a keynote presentation at an international forum on sustainable development in December.
La Follette School Professor Mark Copelovitch and his co-authors introduce a new Financial Regulatory Transparency (FRT) index.
La Follette School economist Menzie Chinn has received the Leon D. Epstein Distinguished Faculty Research Award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s College of Letters & Science.
Economist Menzie Chinn commented in the August 24 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on China’s stock market and relations with the United States. He notes that in times of economic instability, calls by presidential candidates for sanctions on China are likely to counterproductive, leading to more global financial turmoil.