Frequently Asked Questions

What does LEO stand for?

LEO is an abbreviation for the Wilson Sheehan  Lab for Economic Opportunities. For more information on the history and purpose of the Lab, see About LEO.

Where is the Lab located?

The Lab is housed within the Department of Economics on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Please contact us if you have questions.

Does LEO have specific policy focus areas?

LEO evaluations are not limited to certain types of programs. LEO focuses on innovative and scalable initiatives that have the potential to reduce domestic poverty. Our current evaluations focus on the following:

To learn more about the research being conducted in these policy focus areas, look to our Research Initiatives.

Who conducts the impact evaluations?

LEO is a national network of anti-poverty researchers with expertise in evaluating anti-poverty programs.  For information about our collaborators, please see the Faculty Affiliates page.

How can a service provider get involved with LEO?

Please visit our Service Providers page for details about how to work with the lab.

How can undergraduates get involved in LEO?

Students are involved in all aspects of LEO programs and there are a variety of opportunities for undergraduates interested in research. Please see our Undergraduate Students page for additional information on how to get involved. 

Can I make a donation to LEO?

The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities relies on the generosity of others to make our work possible. To support LEO’s efforts in finding solutions to poverty, please visit our Donations page.