Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:44

IRP named national Poverty Research Center

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which includes several La Follette School faculty members as affiliates, has been awarded a five-year, $9.5 million cooperative agreement to serve as the national Poverty Research Center. The award comes as IRP marks its 50th year of examining the causes of poverty and inequality in the United States and approaches to reduce them.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:28

Yang Wang

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Friday, 26 August 2016 07:49

Joanna Marks (MPA '10)

A degree from La Follette is extremely versatile and well-regarded.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked 13th among 272 graduate programs in public affairs, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 rankings. It also ranked in the top 12 for four specialty areas, including second in Social Policy.

Sunday, 15 June 2014 00:00

Barbara Wolfe

Richard A. Easterlin Professor of Economics, Population Health Sciences, and Public Affairs

Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00

Timothy Smeeding

Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:00

Jason Fletcher

Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

J. Michael Collins

Professor of Public Affairs and Human Ecology
Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance

Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

Maria Cancian

Emeritus Professor of Public Affairs and Social Work
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty

For Tim Smeeding, understanding the effects of public programs on poor people is paramount. "There are lots of confusing reports out there with inaccurate findings," says Smeeding, professor of public affairs and director of the Institute for Research on Poverty.

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