COVID market disruptions were tougher on small firms spread up and down supply chain
Research from UW–Madison shows that vertical integration can expose small business to greater risk during times of economic upheaval.
Marine Protected Area creates spillover benefits for tuna fishing in Hawaii
The study showed that catch rates in waters close to the protected area increased by about 54% for yellowfin tuna, about 12% for bigeye tuna and about 8% across all fish species.
Haveman was instrumental in founding of UW’s La Follette School
Robert Haveman, former director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Institute for Research on Poverty, died June 18. He is being remembered as "a world-class scholar, teacher and public servant.”
Subscriptions to satellite alerts linked to decreased deforestation in Africa
Launched in 2016, the Global Land Analysis and Discovery system provides frequent, high-resolution alerts when it detects a drop in forest cover.
The UW Now: Experts discuss economic impact of COVID-19
Join a livestream and Q & A with a panel of experts from the UW community Tuesday at 7 p.m. CDT.
Sifting and winnowing turns 125: The tumultuous story of three little words
Sifting and winnowing has a special meaning at UW–Madison. Those words were first shared on Sept. 18, 1894, by the UW Board of Regents in defense of a professor named Richard Ely. How did an agricultural phrase come to symbolize academic freedom?
Wood products mitigate less than 1 percent of global carbon emissions
"It's not just about lowering our emissions but pursuing strategies that might have storage potential, and harvested wood products are one of those options,” says researcher Craig Johnston.
Record-low fertility rates linked to decline in stable manufacturing jobs
New UW–Madison research identifies a link between the long-term decline in manufacturing jobs — accelerated during the Great Recession — and reduced fertility rates.
Report: Wisconsin poverty rate rises despite jobs growth
The 10th annual Wisconsin Poverty Report found the Wisconsin poverty rate increased to 10.8 percent in 2016, compared to 9.7 percent in 2015, as measured by the Wisconsin Poverty Measure (WPM). The significant rise came despite the state’s jobs growth during the period.
Vacant, but not empty: Student explores use of abandoned properties
Vacant buildings are often seen as remnants of the housing crisis or industries in decline, but graduate student Elsa Noterman says these properties are often put to constructive use.
UW–Madison alumna third Badger to win prestigious new international scholarship
Fangdi Pan is one of 142 students in the just-announced third class of Schwarzman Scholars. Winners receive full tuition for a one-year master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
UW community mourns loss of student killed in weekend crash; motorist charged
"We are heartbroken by this tragic loss,” said Ananth Seshadri, chairman of the Department of Economics. “Wenxin was a gracious and thoughtful member of our economics community."
Expert: Improve financial literacy by ‘paying regular attention’ to tasks
Nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn’t pass a basic financial literacy test, according to the FINRA Foundation’s National Financial Capability Study out this week. Those results aren’t surprising to J. Michael Collins, faculty director of the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Annual study shows Wisconsin poverty rose in fragile economic recovery
Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.