Leonard M. Lopoo
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Leonard M. Lopoo is a Professor of Public
Administration and International Affairs, the Director of the Center for
Policy Research, and the 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.
“Government Spending and the Distribution of
Economic Growth." Susan E. Mayer, Leonard M. Lopoo, and Lincoln H.
Groves, Southern Economic Journal (In Press).
“Household Crowding during Childhood and
Long-Term Education Outcomes." Leonard M. Lopoo and Andrew S. London, Demography,
Vol. 53, No. 3 (2016), pp. 699-721.
“School Desegregation and Teenage Fertility." Robert Bifulco, Leonard M. Lopoo and Sun Jung Oh, Educational
Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Vol. 37, No. 4 (2015), pp. 591-611.
“Mandating Prescription Contraception
Coverage: Effects on Contraception Consumption and Preventive Health Services." Kerri M. Raissian, and Leonard M. Lopoo, Population Research and Policy
Review, Vol. 34, No. 4
(2015), pp. 481-510.