News & Notes | April 4, 2017 
Kohl awards bring research to broad audience
Projects on public management reform, regulatory review and policy change, the effect of policy on solar-electricity cost, and the intersection of genetics, human behavior, and social policy have received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.  Read mor e.
Government-focused series kicks off with talk on big impact of little changes
More than 20 public-sector employees attended the first Behavioral Insights for Government (BIG) lecture series sponsored by the La Follette School and the Behavioral Research Insights through Experiments (BRITE) Lab at UW-Madison. Read more.
Wolfe, Pop Health colleague honored for mental health policy, economics research
La Follette School Professor Bobbi Wolfe and Marguerite Burns of UW-Madison's Department of Population Health Sciences received the Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research from the International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics. Read more.
New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor frequently writes about inequality, race, and incarceration. Most recently, she has focused on the consequences of incarceration on the communities left behind as well as "the stereotypical way that we look at who's to blame that these families are this way." Read more.
In the News
Associate Professor Greg Nemet, Wisconsin lags in fight against greenhouse gases, Minneapolis Star Tribune. Read more

Professor Menzie Chinn, Agricultural Implications of Mr. Trump's Politics, Econofact. Read more

Professors Jason Fletcher and Bobbi Wolfe, What Does It Take to Climb Up the Ladder? New York Times. Read more.

Faculty Affiliate Nick Hillman, States Challenge Public Universities to Prove They Are Worth Their Funding, The Wall Street Journal. Read more
Join us for
EUROPE IN CRISIS
Thursday, April 6
2 p.m.
Discovery Building
Calendar 
April 5: BIG Lecture - How do Citizens Use Performance Data? Evidence from the UK

April 11: Seminar Series, Andrew Rice, Education Analytics

April 18: BIG Lecture - Combining Data and Behavioral Science for Smarter Public Sector Decisions

April 25: Seminar Series, Sharon Gilad, Hebrew University

May 2: Seminar Series, David Evans, World Bank

May 14: Graduation
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Alumni News
Don Eggert (MPA '15) Presidential Management Fellow at U.S. Department of Justice. Read more.
Jennifer Gonda (MPA '01) City's chief lobbyist picked to lead Milwaukee Water Works, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more.
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