LEO earns $275,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation for expansion of community college support program.

Author: Rachel Fulcher-Dawson

The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame has received $275,000 in funding to continue its work reducing poverty and improving lives through evidence-based programs and policies.

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Researchers find sharp decline in poverty in the U.S. despite report from U.S. Census Bureau.

Author: Rachel Fulcher-Dawson

LEO Director, Jim Sullivan, and Bruce Meyer of University of Chicago released the Consumption Poverty Report for 2016.  Contrary to numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday (Sept. 12), Sullivan and Meyer show that poverty has fallen sharply in...

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Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Final Report

Author: Rachel Fulcher-Dawson

Today the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) released its final report, The Promise of Evidence-Based Policymaking.  LEO co-Founder, Jim Sullivan, Associate Professor of Economics at Notre Dame, worked with policymakers on the creation of the Commission. In November 2016, he testified...

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Bring It On: LEO's Jim Sullivan Talks with APHSA's Policy and Practice Magazine about the Role of Research in Poverty Reduction.

Author: Rachel Fulcher-Dawson

In the August 2017 issue of Policy and Practice Magazine - a publication of the American Public Human Services Association - LEO Co-founder, Jim Sullivan, and President and CEO of Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Heather Reynolds talk about the challenges of changing...

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New NBER Working Paper by LEO's Jim Sullivan and Bruce Meyer on consumption inequality.

Author: Rachel Fulcher-Dawson

LEO Co-founder, Jim Sullivan, the Rev. Thomas J. McDonagh, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Economics, and co-author Bruce Meyer of University of Chicago, have a new NBER Working Paper demonstrating the changes in income inequality and consumption inequality over the past 50...

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Research by LEO's Jim Sullivan Highlighted in Real Clear Policy article on Data and Poverty

Author: Rachel Fulcher-Dawson

Fundamental to the work that LEO does is the use of data to improve understanding of anti-poverty programs.  In a recent article for Real Clear Policy, Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow of Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute articulates the...

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LEO’s Jim Sullivan Presents on Homelessness Prevention at the National Human Services Data Consortium 2017 Spring Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Author: Rachel Fulcher-Dawson

In April 2017, Jim Sullivan, Associate Professor of Economics and co-Founder of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), presented to practitioners and data administrators from across the country at the Spring Conference of the...

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