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The Cost of Shutting Down Wisconsin's Economy

Partial shutdown costs state $178.9 million in lost GDP every day
By Andrew Hanson
May 2020

A Primer on Occupational Licensing

What is occupational licensing, how does it affect employment and consumer costs, and what options exist for reform?
By Julie Grace and Collin Roth
January 2020

Absence and Violation

Wisconsin licensing boards are routinely in violation of law requiring public representation.
By Julie Grace
January 2020

Wisconsin's Missing Rung

Policies linked to work are critical to lifting people out of poverty.
By Angela Rachidi, Ph.D.
January 2020

Employer Handbook

Why hiring the previously incarcerated is good business.
By Julie Grace and Thomas Lyons
November 2019

Ex-offenders under watch

► Revocation study looks at Wisconsin's complex community corrections system and why many on supervision are failing.
By Cecelia Klingele
► Data analysis provides quantitative look at supervision terms.
By Julie Grace and Patrick Hughes
July 2019

Leaving Illinois for Wisconsin

An analysis of the accelerating outbound migration across the border to the Badger State.
By Mark J. Perry
June 2019

Reforming Paratransit

A better way to help the disabled get to work: Transit officials in Wisconsin have an excellent opportunity to reform and improve their transit systems by creating partnerships with ride-sharing companies.
By Baruch Feigenbaum
June 2019

Minimum Wage: The High Cost of Increasing the Minimum Wage in Wisconsin to $15

This brief provides an analysis of the high economic cost of raising Wisconsin’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Roughly 350,000 Wisconsin workers would lose their jobs, nearly one-third of all workers currently earning a wage below the proposed new minimum. The authors break down the potential job losses by industry.
By Ike Brannon and Andrew Hanson
April 2019

State-Local Spending in Wisconsin

Wisconsin tax expert examines state and local spending trends over the last 20 years.
By Todd A. Berry
April 2019

Transportation Funding Dilemma

A primer on Wisconsin's unsustainable transportation revenues. The state's funding challenge is exacerbated by its past reliance on borrowing.
By Dale Knapp
February 2019

Dental Therapists: A Solution to Wisconsin's Costly Dental Access Problem?

Dental therapists could improve access, use and outcomes, while reducing economic costs associated with the dental care monopoly and unnecessary ER visits for dental treatment.
By Jason Hicks and Morris M. Kleiner
February 2019

'Banning the box,' or boxing people out?

Fair-chance hiring policies may hurt the job-seekers they aim to help.
February 2019

How Wisconsin policy punishes low-income families for getting married

State should make common-sense changes to Wisconsin Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to mitigate the marriage penalty.
February 2019

Wisconsin Tax Options: A Guide to Fair, Simple, Pro-Growth Reform

A new Badger Institute and Tax Foundation report offers a menu of reforms to foster opportunity and make Wisconsin more competitive.
February 2019

Criminal Justice Reform Recommendations

The Wisconsin Criminal Justice Coalition, led by the Badger Institute, offers policy ideas for combating recidivism, fostering opportunity, saving taxpayer money and maintaining public safety.
October 2018

Federal Grant$tanding book

How federal grants are depriving us of our money, liberty and trust in government - and what we can do about it. New book by the Badger Institute urges states to push back.
September 2018

Wisconsin: A Blueprint for More Workers

In response to a tight state labor market, our latest report offers strategies for increasing labor force participation. The authors find that increasing the participation rate by just 1 percentage point would increase gross state product by a whopping $667 annually per resident.
By Ike Brannon and Andrew Hanson
August 2018

Labor Force Participation Rate By County

An interactive map shows the labor force participation rate for every Wisconsin county. Washington County enjoys the highest participation rate (74.8%), while Adams County has the lowest rate (48.6%).

Online Sales Tax Revenue Presents Opportunity for Permanent, Comprehensive Tax Reform in Wisconsin

A policy brief from the Tax Foundation and the Badger Institute.
August 2018

Rating YoungStar

How Wisconsin's child care quality rating and improvement system measures up.
By Rob Grunewald, Michael Jahr and Matt Snyder
June 2017

Black Robes & Blue Collars

How to let Wisconsin's judges help job-seekers and employers.
The report includes two policy briefs:
► Problems with Wisconsin's Expungement Law: How the Law is Used and How to Make It More Equitable and Effective
► Sentence Adjustment Petitions: Is this Truth-in-Sentencing Provision Really Working?
May 2017

Government's Love for Licensure

(and the real-world stories of Wisconsinites cheated out of their livelihoods)

Research and stories show the need for occupational licensing reform in Wisconsin. Authors include Ike Brannon, Logan Albright, Scott Niederjohn, Mark Schug and Jan Uebelherr.
April 2017

A common-sense approach to teacher licensure in Wisconsin

As the labor market for teachers evolves, we need more competition and less regulation.
By Scott Niederjohn and Mark Schug
April 2017

Unlocking Potential

Wisconsin cannot afford the status quo on its corrections policy. Programs across the nation that are working to reduce recidivism should be part of the state's strategy.
Authors include Michael Flaherty, Marie Rohde, Michael Jahr, Janet Weyandt, Joe Stumpe and Gerard Robinson.
December 2016

How to Recreate the Outstate University

What would an entirely new public university, created virtually from scratch and with none of the established strictures in place, look like?
By Ike Brannon and Philip Coyle
September 2016

Who’s Really Winning the Border War?

Wisconsin conservatives or Minnesota liberals?
Report compares the growth and distribution of Income in Wisconsin and Minnesota after the Great Recession.
By Noah Williams, Ph.D.
May 2016

The Trouble with Tenure

► What do the UW instructors without it - the ones doing much of the teaching - think?
By Ike Brannon, Ph.D.
► How the Regents can make professors accountable to taxpayers and students
By Mike Nichols and Michael Flaherty, with Charles Sorensen, Ph.D.
February 2016

Real-World Impacts of Wisconsin's Minimum Markup Law

Antiquated state law puts the squeeze on consumers and should be repealed.
Authors include Dave Daley, Mike Nichols, Greg Pearson, Louann Schoenberg, Betsy Thatcher, Tom Tolan and Ken Wysocky.
February 2016

Beyond the Ivory Tower

How to get the UW System more involved in ground-level economic development.
By Charles Sorensen, with Michael Flaherty
May 2015

Real-World Impacts of Prevailing Wage

Five stories from around Wisconsin illustrate the need for repeal of prevailing wage.
Authors include Dave Daley, Lori Holly, Greg Pearson, Betsy Thatcher
and Jan Uebelherr
May 2015

The Economic Impact of a Right-to-Work Law on Wisconsin

Analysis shows the economic benefits of a right-to-work law.
By Richard Vedder, Joseph Hartge and Christopher Denhart
February 2015

Milwaukee's Quiet Crisis: 10 years later

City is making progress on educational attainment, but not nearly enough.
By George Lightbourn and Stephen Agostini
December 2014

Raising Wisconsin's Minimum Wage: Who would be helped? Who would be hurt?

Raising the minimum wage would boost the wages of some workers, but it also would result in fewer jobs.
By Andrew Hanson, Ph.D., and Ike Brannon, Ph.D.
November 2014

Can State Pull Its Punches? New Tax Policy Needed to Help Wisconsin Prosper

Economists from Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy have determined through economic modeling that Wisconsin would benefit long-term from further tax cuts. Yet, they’ve found, Wisconsin doesn’t just suffer from high taxes. It suffers from the wrong tax mix.
By David Tuerck, Paul Bachman, Michael Head and Frank Conte
September 2014

Unrealized Potential: The Need for Accountability in Wisconsin's Special Education Programs

Report is a blueprint for how legislators can include special needs programs in the accountability legislation they have promised to develop and offers further proof of the need for more options for students with disabilities.
By Michael R. Ford, Ph.D., and Mike Nichols, M.A.
March 2014

How to Correct our Schools of Ed

Report recommends specific ways for legislators to hold schools of education accountable and make sure teachers are getting the training they need in order to succeed in the classroom.
By Mike Ford and Mark C. Schug
October 2013

Pathway to Success for Milwaukee Schools

Report lays out the steps needed to return a culture of excellence to Milwaukee schools and explains why achieving this turnaround will be challenging.
June 2013

Understanding School Finance in Wisconsin: A Primer

Report gives readers a base level of knowledge of school finance to help them better understand key issues surrounding Wisconsin's education system.
By Mike Ford
May 2013

The State of Marriage in Wisconsin

Study analyzes the economic effect of single parenthood on Wisconsin and makes recommendations for programs that would encourage individuals to have children within the marriage framework.
By Christian Schneider
April 2013

The Impact of Disruptive Students in Wisconsin Public Schools

Wisconsin has a commitment to provide a public education for all of its pupils. However, that commitment comes with the responsibility of giving teachers an instructional environment in which they can succeed and protecting students from the negative effects of misbehaving classmates.
By Michael Ford
April 2013

The Economic Impact of Wisconsin's Renewable Portfolio Standard

Study says the law mandating use of renewable energy is costing Wisconsinites hundreds of millions of dollars.
By David G. Tuerck, Ph.D., Paul Bachman, MSIE, and Michael Head, MSEP
March 2013

Should Wisconsin Allow Commercial Bail in Pretrial Release?

Evidence suggests that there are ways to minimize the risk of non-appearance while avoiding unnecessary detention of defendants.
By Kate Lind, J.D.
March 2013

How Wisconsin is Failing to Help Students with Disabilities

Many children are still all too often denied their right to an appropriate education and recognition as individuals given a fair chance of leading productive and fulfilling lives.
By Mike Nichols
February 2013

A Fresh Take on an Old Reliable: Milwaukee and Manufacturing

Report assesses a critical juncture in the future of Milwaukee as a city, namely, the fate of its sizable manufacturing sector within the city’s diversifying economy.
By Ryan Berg
January 2013

Do Additional Casinos Make Economic Sense for Wisconsin?

The adverse consequences of adding to supply when demand is saturated are real.
By Daniel Alesch, Ph.D.
September 2012

Using Value-Added Analysis to Raise Student Achievement in Wisconsin

The statewide, uniform use of value-added analyses already being done in Wisconsin is a step toward giving teachers and principals additional tools to meet the needs of Wisconsin pupils.
By Sarah Archibald, Ph.D. and Mike Ford
June 2012

The History of the Recall in Wisconsin

Report recounts the history of the recall amendment in Wisconsin and explains how utilization of the recall in practice diverts substantially from the original intent of the provision’s drafters.
By Christian Schneider
April 2012

The Economic Power of Early Childhood Education in Wisconsin

Investment in young children supports economic development by boosting the long-run productivity of the labor force and reducing public costs.
By Rob Grunewald and Don Bezruki
March 2012

A Modern Teacher Compensation System for Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s teacher compensation system is outdated, out-of-touch, and not designed to attract and retain top talent.
By Mike Ford
January 2012

Rebuilding and Modernizing Wisconsin's Interstates with Toll Financing

Based on a 30-year program of reconstruction and assuming moderate toll rates comparable to those on other toll road systems, the study estimates that the entire rural Interstate program could be financed by toll revenue bonds.
By Robert Poole Jr.
October 2011

Why Milwaukee's Police are More Effective Than Their Teachers

MPS has a fundamental lack of focus. Instilling accountability will require a structural and cultural transformation similar to the one the Milwaukee Police Department has undergone — one that revolves around measurable objectives.
By Mike Nichols
September 2011

What Economists Won't Tell You: Why Competition Works

As critical as competition is in our lives and in the unprecedented success of our country, few of us understand the first thing about it. We don’t know its origins, why it pushes us forward, why some people are more competitive than others or why artificial constraints on competition will stifle an entire population.
By Warren Kozak
August 2011

An Essential Turnaround Project: The Reform of State Government Operations

The result of antiquated management practices has often been failure of state government to control costs and operate efficiently, according to the study.
By Robin Gates
June 2011

The Wisconsin State Highway System: Needs and Resources 2011-2020

Study assesses the condition and 10-year needs of Wisconsin's State Highway System. It estimates the costs of addressing deficiencies, adding new or expanded facilities, bringing the system up to prudent standards, maintenance and administration.
By David T. Hartgen, Ph.D., P.E., M. Gregory Fields, and Elizabeth San Jose
May 2011

Failing our Children: Wisconsin's Deficit in Teaching Personal Finance and Economics

In the academic programs of Wisconsin’s public schools, economics and personal finance have a weak presence. Despite the obvious importance of the subject matter, relatively few students take courses in economics or personal finance, relatively few teachers are qualified to teach such courses, and educators generally do not see the situation as problematic.
By Scott Niederjohn, Ph.D.
May 2011

Teacher Licensure in Wisconsin - Who is Protected: Parents or the Education Establishment?

It has been 10 years since Wisconsin overhauled an old set of rules for state teacher licensure (PI 3 and PI 4) and replaced it with a new set called PI 34. This report assesses PI 34 in an effort to learn whether it has made good on its high expectations.
By Mark Schug, Ph.D., and Scott Niederjohn, Ph.D.
February 2011

Why Wisconsin Needs a Supermajority Requirement to Raise Taxes

Wisconsin has much to gain by enacting a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds majority to raise taxes and fees. Its citizens would be further insulated from a government all too willing to fix deficits with rate increases, and its legislators would need to learn to balance budgets through more sustainable measures.
By Jennifer S. Limbach
January 2011 (online only)

Making the University of Wisconsin System More Accountable Through Greater Autonomy

Encouraging dialogue between universities and their constituents in business, industry, agriculture and general citizenry can focus the educational process on needs.
By Christian Schneider; research by Nathaniel Inglis Steinfeld
December 2010

Refocus Wisconsin

A Special Report: We sent historian John Gurda across the state to size up where Wisconsin is today, what it is thinking and what it wants.
September 2010

The Imbalance Between Public and Private Pensions in Wisconsin

The recent fiscal challenges facing Wisconsin state and local governments have caused a serious re-evaluation of all aspects of government spending. Yet little attention has been given to the cost of providing pensions to public employees.
By Joan Gucciardi
February 2010

Wisconsin's State Budget Outlook: The Worst is Yet to Come

The problem is far too severe to be solved by increasing taxes on the wealthy or by cutting the bureaucracy. In other words, nothing that resembles business-as-usual will close Wisconsin’s looming budget hole.
Richard Chandler
January 2010

A Critical Element of Reform of Milwaukee Public Schools: The Escalating Cost of Retiree Health Insurance

The unfunded liability for these health care costs stands at $2.6 billion, more than double the district’s entire annual operating budget. These costs will ultimately be borne by Milwaukee taxpayers, and, because of the state school funding formula, taxpayers statewide.
By Don Bezruki
December 2009

The Economics of Climate Change Proposals in Wisconsin

Not only would Wisconsin’s households and firms bear the high burden of the costs of the Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming proposals, but these costs will be borne in the near term.
By David G. Tuerck, Ph.D., Paul Bachman, MSIE, Sarah Glassman, MSEP, and Michael Head, MSEP
November 2009

The Case for Term Limits in Wisconsin

Trends paint the picture of modern legislators who work less, grow older in office and are less likely to lose their seat in a general election. In effect, for a large number of legislators, their legislative job has become their career.
By Christian Schneider
October 2009

Stopping the Revolving Door: Reform of Community Corrections in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s criminal justice system is marked by a pronounced cycle of crime followed by incarceration followed by parole followed by repeated crime.
By Kate Lind, J.D.
July 2009

Value Added Testing: Improving State Testing and Teacher Compensation in Wisconsin

New testing approaches not only could serve as a basis for changing state-required tests, but they could also pave the way to improvements in how Wisconsin’s teachers are compensated. These changes would have important implications for the teaching profession.
By Mark Schug, Ph.D., and Scott Niederjohn, Ph.D.
May 2009

Mandated K-12 Testing in Wisconsin: A System in Need of Reform

The state should move toward a testing program with computer-based scoring so that results could be obtained and used promptly.
By Mark Schug, Ph.D., and Scott Niederjohn, Ph.D.
April 2009

The State Budget Deficit: A Self-Inflicted Wound

The state’s budget problems are due to the cumulative effect of bad budget practices which have persisted for the better part of the past decade, in good and bad economic times.
By Christian Schneider
February 2009

Expected Migration Impacts of the Healthy Wisconsin Program: New and Serious Challenges on the Horizon

The state could become a “health care magnet,” attracting large-scale migration each year from other states among individuals and families in need of insurance.
Richard Cebula, Ph.D., and David Dodenhoff, Ph.D.
January 2009

Wisconsin Speaks 2008

Poll finds Wisconsinites concerned about jobs and the state's economy.
Michael Lavelle, Ph.D., and James Miller
December 2008

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey November 2008

Poll finds 50% of Wisconsinites thinks cutting state spending by 3% is the solution to the state's deficit problem.
By Michael Lavelle, Ph.D., and James Miller
November 2008

Government Retiree Health Benefits: Wisconsin's Ticking Time Bomb

At some point, the liability must be paid or benefits must be scaled back.
By Christian Schneider
September 2008

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey August 2008

Likely voters were asked their preferences in the 2008 presidential election as well as factors important to them in choosing a new president.
Michael Lavelle, Ph.D., and James Miller
August 2008

Wisconsin's Minimum Markup Law: Government - Mandated Pain at the Pump

Report recommends the Legislature and the governor repeal the minimum markup law as applied to motor fuel.
By Christian Schneider
July 2008

Will Healthy Wisconsin Bust the State Budget?

This study points out that Healthy Wisconsin is not so much a solution to the problem as it is the creator of even bigger problems that will dwarf the current crisis we have in health care.
By George Lightbourn and Christian Schneider
June 2008

Moving the Milwaukee Economy Forward

The point of this study is to detail practical solutions and guidelines that can transform Milwaukee’s future.
George Lightbourn and Sammis White, Ph.D.
May 2008

Why Milwaukee Health Care Costs are High: What to do About It

Well-informed consumers hold the potential to revolutionize the health care market.
By Linda Gorman
May 2008

The Economic Impact of Immigration on Green Bay

As Wisconsin’s population ages, we will need immigrants in our future workforce to keep our economy vibrant.
David Dodenhoff, Ph.D.
March 2008

Preparing Effective Teachers for the Milwaukee Public Schools

Report suggests that our entire way of training teachers for urban schools be re-evaluated from stem to stern.
Mark Schug, Ph.D., and Scott Niederjohn, Ph.D.
February 2008

Wisconsin Speaks December 2007

Michael LaVelle, Ph.D., James Miller - December 2007

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey December 2007

Michael LaVelle, Ph.D., James Miller - December 2007

Fixing the Milwaukee Public Schools

David Dodenhoff, Ph.D. - October 2007

Renewing the University of Wisconsin System

Thomas Fletemeyer - July 2007

The Truth Behind Wisconsin's Oil Company Tax

George Lightbourn, Christian Schneider, Benjamin Artz - May 2007

The Benefit of Cable Competition in Wisconsin

Christian Schneider - April 2007

Five Ways to Fix Wisconsin's W-2 Program

David Dodenhoff, Ph.D. - March 2007

An Evaluation of The Wisconsin Health Plan

Scott Niederjohn,Ph.D., Mark Schug, Ph.D. - January 2007

Wisconsin Speaks September 2006

Michael LaVelle, James Miller - October 2006

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey June 2006

Michael Lavelle, Ph.D., James Miller - July 2006

The Milwaukee Teacher Residency Requirement

Mark Schug, Ph.D., Scott Niederjohn, Ph.D. - June 2006

Concealed Carry Legislation

David Dodenhoff, Ph.D. - May 2006

Encouraging Growth Companies in Wisconsin

Richard Chandler - March 2006

Wisconsin Speaks 2005

Michael LaVelle, Ph.D., James Miller - November 2005

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey October 2005

Michael LaVelle, Ph.D., James Miller - October 2005

Financial Delusion

George Lightbourn - March 2005

Health Insurance for Wisconsin Public Schools

James Miller, Scott Niederjohn, Ph.D., Chad Cotti - January 2005

Raising the Sales Tax to Lower the Property Tax

George Lightbourn, Jason Kohout - December 2004

Wisconsin Speaks November 2004

Gordon Black, Ph.D. - November 2004

Limiting Government Spending in Wisconsin

Richard Chandler - September 2004

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey September 2004

Gordon Black, Ph.D. -September 2004

Jobs in the New Millennium

Sammis White, Ph.D. - August 2004

State Revenue Forecasting in Wisconsin

Scott Niederjohn, Ph.D. - May 2004

Health Insurance in Wisconsin

Sammis White, Ph.D. - April 2004

Wisconsin's Quiet Crisis

George Lightbourn, Stephen Agostini - January 2004

The Supply Side of Educational Choice

Martin Sweet, Ph.D. - December 2003

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey November 2003

Gordon S. Black, Ph.D. - November 2003

Wisconsin Works: Only Work Should Pay

David Dodenhoff, Ph.D. - October 2003

Why Wisconsin Has High Taxes

Dale J. Knapp, Todd A. Berry - July 2003

An Economic Tales of Two Cities

Sammis White, Ph.D. - March 2003

Rebuilding the Marquette Interchange Via a Public-Private Partnership

Robert Poole, Jr., Kevin Soucie - December 2002

Income Success Among Former Wisconsin Welfare Recipients

Sammis White, Ph.D., Lori Geddes, Ph.D. - September 2002

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey September 2002

Gordon Black, Ph.D. - September 2002

The Wisconsin Citzen Survey March 2002

Gordon Black, Ph.D. - April 2002

Not Exactly a Fair Share...Revenue Sharing and Native American Casinos in Wisconsin

William Thompson, Ph.D., Robert Schmidt, Ph.D., J.D. - February 2002

Disappearing Wisconsin Welfare Recipients...Where Did They Go?

Sammis White, Ph.D., Lori Geddes - December 2001

Chartering the University of Wisconsin-Madison

James Miller, Frank Cipriani, Ph.D. -November 2001

The Politics of Civil Liberty on Campus

Donald Downs, Ph.D. -October 2001

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey September 2001

Gordon Black, Ph.D. -September 2001

Draining Away...Who is Leaving the State? Where are They Going?

J. Isaac Brannon, Ph.D., Kevin McGee, Ph.D. - August 2001

Direct Instruction and the Teaching of Early Reading

Mark Schug, Ph.D., Sara Tarver, Ph.D., Richard Western, Ph.D. - March 2001

Economic Lessons for Welfare Mothers

Sammis White, Ph.D., Lori Geddes - February 2001

Health Insurance for Public School Teachers in Wisconsin

Mark Browne, Ph.D., Linda Leetch, Ph.D. - December 2000

The Effect of NAFTA on Wisconsin

Paul Kengor, Ph.D. - June 2000

Standards-Based Education Reform in Wisconsin: What It Will Take to Make It Work

Mark Schug, Ph.D., Richard Western, Ph.D. - March 2000

Teen Pregnancy in Wisconsin

Naomi Farber, Ph.D., M.S.W. - December 1999

How School Choice Almost Died in Wisconsin

Susan Mitchell - September 1999

Homeschooling in Wisconsin

Robert Luebke, Ph.D. - July 1999

The Medically Uninsured in Milwaukee

Sammis White, Ph.D. - March 1999

School to Work in Wisconsin

Mark Schug, Ph.D., Richard Western - January 1999

Light Rail in Milwaukee

Wendell Cox - March 1998

The Truth About Sentencing in Wisconsin

George Mitchell, David Dodenhoff - March 1998

Privatizing Welfare in Wisconsin

David Dodenhoff - January 1998

Wisconsin Citizen Survey August 1997

Gordon Black - August 1997

Deregulating Teacher Training in Wisconsin

Mark Schug, Ph.D., Richard Western, Ph.D. - June 1997

Wisconsin's Regional Economies, 1991-1996

Sammis White, Ph.D. - April 1997

Introducing Rigorous Standards Into Wisconsin's Schools

William Durden, Ph.D., Leah Vukmir - January 1997

Casinos and Crime in Wisconsin

William Thompson, Ph.D., Ricardo Gazel, Dan Rickman - November 1996

Reforming Public Education in Wisconsin

James Cibulka, Ph.D. - August 1996

The Social Costs of Gambling in Wisconsin

William Thompson, Ph.D., Ricardo Gazel, Dan Rickman - July 1996

Environmental Education in Wisconsin

Michael Sanera, Ph.D. - June 1996

Who Really Goes to Prison in Wisconsin?

John DiIulio, Ph.D., George Mitchell - April 1996

The Decline of Welfare in Wisconsin

Lawrence Mead, Ph.D. - March 1996

The Value of Fringe Benefits and Tenure in Wisconsin

Richard Cebula, Ph.D. - January 1996

The Green Bay Packers

Daniel Alesch, Ph.D. - November 1995

Prison Works

George Mitchell - August 1995

Expanded School Choice in Wisconsin

Howard Fuller, Sammis White - July 1995

Broken Bottles

John DiIulio Jr., Ph.D. - May 1995

The Economic Impact of Native American Gaming in Wisconsin

William Thompson, Ph.D., Ricardo Gazel, Dan Rickman - April 1995

Black Public Opinion in Milwaukee

Sammis White, Ph.D. - February 1995

The New Paternalism in Action

Lawrence Mead, Ph.D. -January 1995

Ending Welfare in Wisconsin

Sammis White, Ph.D. - November 1994

The University of Wisconsin System

Daniel Alesch, Ph.D. - March 1994

Why MPS Doesn't Work

Susan Mitchell - January 1994

Community-Based Policing in Wisconsin

John DiIulio Jr., Ph.D. - October 1993

Innovative Approaches to Health Care in Wisconsin

Sammis White, Ph.D. - August 1993

Educational Choice in Wisconsin

Susan Mitchell - May 1993

Getting Milwaukee to Work

Mark Alan Hughes, Ph.D. - May 1993

An Evaluation of Public and Private Earnings in Wisconsin

Dale Belman, Ph.D., John Heywood, Ph.D. - March 1993

The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

George Mitchell - November 1992

Probation in Wisconsin

Anne Morrison Piehl - August 1992

Parole in Wisconsin

George Mitchell - June 1992

Welfare Spending in Milwaukee County

John Wagner - March 1992

Restructuring Wisconsin's Educational System

James Cibulka, Ph.D. - September 1991

Challenging Our Brightest Students

Sammis White, John Wagner - May 1991

The Hmong in Wisconsin

Simon Fass, Ph.D. - April 1991

Crime and Punishment in Wisconsin

John DiIulio Jr., Ph.D. - December 1990

Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Wisconsin

Tonia Devon, Ph.D., Rustum Roy, Ph.D. - November 1990

Local Taxes, Spending and Public Accountability: How Wisconsin Compares

Roger Parks, Ph.D., Ronald Oakerson, Ph.D. - June 1990

Privatizing Welfare in Brown County

Daniel Alesch, Ph.D. - May 1990

Evaluating Wisconsin's Teachers: It Can Be Done

Richard Bingham, Ph.D., John Heywood, Ph.D. - December 1989

Educational Choice

John Chubb, Terry Moe - March 1989

Welfare In-Migration in Wisconsin

James Wahner, Jerome Stepaniak - December 1988

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey

Gordon Black - September 1988

Wisconsin's Internal Brain Drain

William Durden, Ph.D. - May 1988

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey

Gordon Black - February 1988