Situation Inflation: It’s More Than Just Pricier Pizza

The La Follette School and University Housing are partnering with the Cap Times to present a Cap Times Idea Fest session: “Situation inflation: It’s more than just pricier pizza.” During the event, designed specifically for college students, four UW–Madison professors will talk about how rapidly rising costs affect students personally and the world around us. Admission is free and Ian’s Pizza will be served. The event will take place Monday, Sept. 12 from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Chadbourne Hall Main Lounge, 920 University Ave.


J. Michael Collins, Professor of Public Affairs and Human Ecology
Collins’ work includes the study of financial capability with a focus on low-income families.

Mark Copelovitch, Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs
Copelovitch studies and teaches international political economy, with a focus on global financial governance, exchange rates and monetary institutions, the effects of global capital flows on national economic policies, and theories of international cooperation.

Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Professor of Public Affairs and Human Development and Family Studies
Halpern-Meekin uses qualitative and quantitative methods to study romantic relationships and low-income families’ finances, as well as government policies directed at these areas.

Justin Sydnor, Professor of Risk and Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business
Snydor’s research interests are in psychology and economics, applied microeconomics, insurance markets, and risk and decision making.

Moderator: Kayla Huynh of the Cap Times
Sponsored by: University Research Park
Partners: The Cap Times, the La Follette School of Public Affairs, and University Housing

Situation Inflation Poster

This post was authored by Caitlin Clark on 09/08/2022.