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Leonard M. Lopoo

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Leonard Lopoo

Contact Information

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

Staff Support:
Katrina Wingle
(315) 443-3114
Curriculum Vitae
Leonard Lopoo's CV

Director, Center for Policy Research
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001


Child and family policy, economic demography


Fall 2016

PAI 721.001 Introduction to Statistics (Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:50, Maxwell Hall 111)

PAI 721.003 Introduction to Statistics (Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:20, Maxwell Hall 110)


Leonard M. Lopoo is Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Director of the Center for Policy Research 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.


Research Interests

Child and family policy

 Economic demography

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