Geoffrey Wallace

Position title: Professor, Public Affairs; Economics


Phone: (608) 265-6025

202 Observatory Hill Office Building
1225 Observatory Drive

LaFollette School of Public Affairs
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Curriculum Vitae


My research is in labor economics, the economics of marriage and the family, and policy issues relating to poverty. Current projects examine the effects of changing economic conditions on living arrangements among young people, the effects of competition on educational outcomes, and issues of child support enforcement. My research on educational outcomes includes a study of the effects of Milwaukee’s public school choice program on student achievement.

CDE research theme area affiliation

Demography of Inequality

Selected Publications

Haveman, Robert, Rebecca Blank, Robert Moffitt, Timothy Smeeding, and Geoffrey Wallace. “The War on Poverty: Measurement, Trends, and Policy.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 34 (2015): 593-638. PubMed Central ID 4822720.