Maxwell X Lab Projects

: We partnered to analyze socioeconomic trends in Central New York and New York City.

Buffalo Water: We partnered to test whether nudges could increase prompt water payments. Read our report.

CA$H Coalition:​ We partnered to redesign communication for free, IRS-certified tax preparation (VITA) in Syracuse, NY.

Center for Court Innovation: We are partnering to increase completion of an Onondaga County program designed to reduce unemployment and increase child support. 

City of Evanston, Illinois: We partnered to analyze individual resident use of 311 across neighborhoods.

City of Syracuse Foreclosure: We partnered to design and evaluate whether new messages could help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Read our report.

City of Syracuse Taxes: We partnered to design and test if new property tax notices could improve payments. Read our report.

Early Childhood Alliance: We partnered to evaluate the impacts of a campaign targeted at increasing reading time with children. Read our report.

Family Planning Service Clinics: We partnered with the Onondaga County Health Department to reduce patient no-shows to appointments. Read our report.

Glimmerglass Festival:
 We partnered with Glimmerglass Opera to determine experimentally if their Breaking Glass podcasts impacted listener interest in attending operas, attending performing arts more broadly, and improving diversity in the arts. Read our report

Health Foundation of Western and Central NY:
We partnered to analyze the recent shifts in the uninsured rate across all 62 counties in New York State.

Hennepin County, Minnesota: We are partnering - along with University of Minnesota and USDA - to redesign the SNAP annual income recertification process.

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion Monday Miles: We partnered to evaluate if targeted messages increased physical activity in a neighborhood park.

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion Healthy Choices: ​We partnered to evaluate if choice architecture in college cafes increased healthy food consumption.

ProLiteracy and local programs: We partnered to increase retention in adult literacy/education courses and improve student achievement. Read our report.