New LEO Issue Brief on the Fiscal Case for Refugee Resettlment

New Research from LEO Co-Founder Bill Evans shows first-of-its-kind evidence of the fiscal case for the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.  Learn more in our Refugee Policy Brief March 2017

Co-Founder William Evans Presents Research on Refugees to USCCB

Evans and LEO Research Assistant Danny FItzgerald presented their research on the economic impact of refugees to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on November 15. The USCCB is the largest “voluntary agencies” tasked by the State Department with resettling refugees in the United States. 

LEO Faculty Affiliate Abigail Wozniak Reflects on her Time as a White House Adviser

Notre Dame Econimist and LEO Faculty Affiliate Abigail Wozniak spent the 2014-15 academic year giving non-partisan expert advice to the White House as part of the Council of Economic Advisers.

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James Sullivan Testifies Before Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

On November 4, Sullivan presented recommendations developed by LEO regarding non-governmental demand for evaluation before the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking in Washington, D.C.

Chicago’s NPR Station Features LEO Study Evidencing the Need for Homelessness Prevention Programs

WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR radio station, invited LEO Co-Founder James Sullivan and Director of Catholic Charities Homelessness Prevention Call Center Noreen Russo to discuss the results of Sullivan’s recent publication in Science MagazineListen to the full conversation.

LEO Study on Homelessness Prevention Published in Science

Co-Founders Jim Sullivan and Bill Evans and recent Notre Dame grad Melanie Wallskog (Econ ’16) determined the impact of receiving emergency funding on those at risk of homelessness in Chicago. Learn more about the study. 

White House Report on Juvenile Offender Diversion Program Highlights Project With LEO Ties

A White House Council of Economic Advisers report includes an account of Reading for Life, a local juvenile diversion program being evaluated by LEO.  Read the full article.


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