Leonard M. Lopoo
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Leonard M. Lopoo is a Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, the Director of the Center for
Policy Research, and Director and co-founder of the Maxwell X Lab. Professor Lopoo has been on the faculty at Syracuse University
since 2003. Lopoo’s research is interdisciplinary, and his interests primarily
involve the family: fertility, marriage, maternal employment, and the social
welfare policies designed to assist the low-income population. He has published
in a number of journals, including Demography, Journal of Health
Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Marriage and the Family,
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Journal of Public
Economics, among many others. He has received funding from the
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development, the National Institute on Aging, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the
Smith Richardson Foundation, and the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty
Research. 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, an Excellence in Graduate
Education Faculty Recognition Award, a Meredith Professors Recognition
Award, and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize. Len received his Ph.D. from the
Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago in 2001,
and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs at Princeton University from 2001-2003.
“Pregnancy Medicaid Expansions and Fertility: Differentiating Between the Intensive and Extensive Margins.” Groves, Lincoln H., Sarah Hamersma, and Leonard M. Lopoo. (Forthcoming). Population Research and Policy Review.
“Federal Financial Aid and Family Formation: Examining the Social Security Student Benefit Program.” Groves, Lincoln H. and Leonard M. Lopoo. (Forthcoming). Journal of Family and Economic Issues.
“Health Insurance and Human Capital: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act’s Dependent Coverage Mandate.” Lopoo, Leonard M., Emily B. Cardon, and Kerri M. Raissian. (Forthcoming). Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law 43(6).
“Fertility Policy in Developed Countries” in the Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy, edited by Susan L. Averett, Laura Argys, and Saul D. Hoffman. Lopoo, Leonard M. and Kerri M. Raissian. (Forthcoming). Oxford University Press.