Leonard M. Lopoo

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Leonard Lopoo

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-3114
Office Hours:
Tu/We 11:00-12:00

Staff Support
Katrina Wingle
(315) 443-9040

Curriculum Vitae
Leonard Lopoo's CV

Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Public Policy
Director, Center for Policy Research
Director, Maxwell X Lab
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001


Child and family policy, economic demography


Fall 2018

PAI 721.001 Introduction to Statistics, Tu/Th 9:30-10:50, 110 Maxwell Hall


Leonard M. Lopoo is a Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs,  Director of the Center for Policy Research, and Director and co-founder of the Maxwell X Lab at Syracuse University. Lopoo received his Ph.D. from the Harris School at the University of Chicago and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Lopoo’s research interests primarily involve the family: fertility, marriage, maternal employment, and the public policies designed to assist the low-income population. He has published in Demography, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Journal of Public Economics, among many others. Lopoo is currently the social policy co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, a post he has held since 2008. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award, a Meredith Professors Recognition Award, and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize. Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Child and family policy

Economic demography