Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Articles in the Wall Street Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have included comments from international finance expert professor Menzie Chinn, whose Econbrowser blog was ranked in the top 25 financial blogs by Time.com.
The public policy implications of Wisconsin's budget legislation were explored at a La Follette School forum. Three La Follette School faculty members joined a political scientist, an alum practitioner and the university's director of state relations in commenting.
Monday, 15 November 2010 00:00

Gavin advances environmental advocacy

When Melissa Gavin arrived in Madison in 2004, she knew she wanted to do environmental work. So she took her résumé around to organizations in town and landed an entry-level job as an office manager for the State Environmental Leadership Project, knowing it was a way to get her foot in the door.

Through her internship experience with the governmental aspect of policymaking, student Monica Wedgewood came to realize her interest in state policy and the legislative process.

2010 has been a very good year for 1985 alum Christopher Z. Mooney, a professor of political science with a joint appointment in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Political scientist Nils Ringe will discuss his research on legislative member organizations' function in the legislative process at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, in the La Follette School conference room.

Emily Plagman is using her organizational skills to help build a comprehensive, sustainable energy efficiency retrofit program for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

The role of the International Monetary Fund in managing the many crises that have accompanied the growth and increasing complexity of the world's financial markets is the subject of a timely new book by La Follette School professor Mark Copelovitch.

To help women from the Middle East learn more about democratic institutions, 2003 grad Katie Croake brought a delegation to Madison to meet women involved in Wisconsin politics.

Thursday, 21 January 2010 09:57

Casper appointed deputy revenue secretary

1999 alum Tim Casper is the new deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
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