UW Madison to Host Discussion on Bipartisan Poverty Proposals

A discussion of bipartisan anti-poverty proposals featuring the president of the American Enterprise Institute will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the DeLuca Forum at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (Discovery Building).

Arthur C. Brooks, a prominent conservative voice in matters of economic and social policy, will deliver the Institute for Research on Poverty’s New Perspectives in Social Policy lecture on “Markets and the Poor.” Timothy M. Smeeding, professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and former IRP director, will respond to the talk.

Timothy Smeeding

Timothy Smeeding

Arthur Brooks

Arthur Brooks

Brooks is a prolific author of books and articles on the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness and the morality of free enterprise. He is also a frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows and has been published widely in newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Smeeding is a scholar whose work on poverty and policy over many decades has been published in numerous books and cited by national news outlets.

As poverty and inequality have gained renewed traction in public policy discussions, interest in bipartisan antipoverty measures has grown. IRP’s New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar this year seeks to continue this important discussion on campus. The annual seminar series seeks to reach beyond familiar and well-explored fields of poverty research, to challenge accepted paradigms, and to open paths to new research models and methodologies.

“We are thrilled to have Arthur Brooks as our distinguished speaker this year and to have Timothy Smeeding respond to Brooks’ talk,” IRP Director Lawrence Berger says.

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Personal Finance and Economics for Students

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*from economicswisconsin.org

Welcome back to school!

EconomicsWisconsin and Lakeland College Center for Economic Education would like to invite you to the 8th Annual Get Your Students Pumped Up on Personal Finance and Economics! in conjunction with the Fourth Annual Wisconsin Summit of Financial Literacy.

Join us Friday, October 17 at Lambeau Field on the North Balcony. Check in begins at 8:30 and the program kicks off at 9:00 AM.  This event features 3 breakout sessions, presentation of the Excellence in Teaching Awards, and luncheon speaker, Mark Murphy, Packer’s President.


Topics Include:

  • The Geography of Jobs During the Great Recession and the Long, Slow Recovery 2007-2014
  • The Student Debt Crisis
  • The New World of Monetary Policy
  • Are you Living Beyond Your Means and Why is it So Difficult to Save?
  • The ACA and the Labor Market
  • This Little Piggy Cried Earn, Spend, Save: Creating a Classroom Economy
  • Educator Effectiveness and Personal Finance: It’s a Match!
  • Currency and the Fed
  • Who Desegregated Major League Baseball: Jackie Robinson or Adam Smith?
  • Bringing Your Community into the Classroom: The Community Exploration Project
  • Talk to Your Kids About Money Panel Discussion
  • Money $mart in Head Start: Financial Outreach and Coaching through the Head Start Program


To register with a check, please remit payment with the back side of the attached flyer.  To pay by Credit Card, please use the form online – https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9g9hy6l55299bea&oseq=&c=&ch=