Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics
La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Timothy Smeeding is the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008–2014. He was named the John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science, in 2017, and was the founding Director of the Luxembourg Income Study. Smeeding’s recent research has been on low-income men and their role as fathers; measuring poverty within Wisconsin; monitoring social and economic mobility across generations for different types of families and children; and inequality, wealth, and poverty in a national and cross-national context.
Timothy Smeeding's Research Interests
- Public policy, especially social policy and at-risk populations
- Poverty and income distribution, income transfers, and tax policy
- Health economics