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Jesse Lecy

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs


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320 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-5849
Office Hours:
By appointment
Curriculum Vitae
Lecy CV


Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2010


Economics and accountability of the nonprofit sector, organizational ecology, household poverty, micro-finance, program evaluation, citation analysis


PAI 712 Public Organizations and Management 
PAI 748 Nonprofit Management Governance
PAI 786 Urban Policy


Jesse Lecy is an assistant professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. His research examines how structural components of civil society, such as resource constraints and accountability mechanisms, create incentive systems that influence nonprofit behavior and performance. This agenda includes research on nonprofit entrepreneurship, the organizational ecology of the nonprofit sector, and social innovation. He also works on empirical issues of poverty measurement, urban policy, and statistical modeling of community well-being.