“Markets with Frictions” probably wasn’t a topic of conversation at the last party you attended — unless you’re an economist. UW–Madison finance professor Randall Wright wants to change that. Leading the second pilot Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at UW–Madison, Wright’s “Markets with Frictions” begins Oct. 30, bringing economic theory to a wider audience.
Two of the nation's top economic experts, former John McCain adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin and former Obama administration official Jeffrey B. Liebman, will discuss issues in the November election in a lecture hosted by the UW–Madison Department of Economics and the Economics Student Association.
Property owners are less likely to be late with their tax payments if they make three installment payments a year instead of two, according to a new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus Stephen S. Roach, Ph.D, one of Wall Street's most influential economists, will visit campus this week to address the topic of "Pitfalls in a Post-Crisis World: Moment of Truth for Global Rebalancing."
Eleven distinguished faculty members have received named professorships, some of the highest honors for established faculty.
Some come directly from graduate school; some come from established careers at major universities. All of the new faculty members at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are excited to get to work.
In the summer of 2007, University of Wisconsin–Madison economist Menzie Chinn was among those who started to think something was amiss with the U.S. economy.
International finance expert and University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of public affairs and economics Menzie Chinn has been appointed to a two-year term on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisors.
Large cities in the United States are likely to reduce their per-capita spending by 7 percent from 2009 to 2013 due to the impact of the recession and the housing crisis, a forecast by a University of Wisconsin–Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs economist and his co-authors suggests.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison's profound impact on Wisconsin's economy, one that totals $12.4 billion annually, is detailed in a new report that underscores the importance of the university to the state's economic well being.
Susan Feigenbaum, professor of economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, has established a lectureship at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in honor of a mentor and his wife.
A new analysis suggests Wisconsin faces a budget deficit of at least $3.1 billion in the state's next two-year budget cycle - $400 million more than recently reported numbers.
The Institute for Research on Poverty will welcome two important figures to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in May to present seminars on economic issues that affect everyone but which hit the poor especially hard.
A new book called "Wealth and Welfare States: Is America a Laggard or a Leader?" explores the role of the welfare state in the overall wealth and well-being of nations and, in particular, looks at the American welfare state in comparison with other developed nations in Europe and elsewhere.
Three Institute for Research on Poverty research affiliates at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have received a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to examine the effects of Section 8 housing subsidy receipts on the economic self-sufficiency of low-income families and the educational opportunities of their children.
Times were hard for farmers across the country in 2009, but they were harder than average for Wisconsin farmers.
"Market to Market," the nation's longest-running agribusiness news show, will host a rural economic summit on Wednesday, Jan. 20, immediately following the Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum.
Few elderly homeowners are forced to move from their homes because of property tax increases, according to a new study from a University of Wisconsin–Madison public affairs researcher and economists at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
As the financial markets melted down last fall, University of Wisconsin–Madison economist Menzie Chinn says he was surprised not only by the depth of the economic downturn that set in, but also by the certainty of Monday-morning quarterbacking from observers of the government's response to the crisis.