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  • Maxwell X Lab

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    Randomized Controlled Trial Diagram 1The Maxwell X Lab started in January 2017 with a singular purpose - partner with the public and nonprofit sector to build evidence for what works.

    We leverage behavioral science and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to intelligently design and rigorously evaluate everything we do. Together these powerful techniques allow practitioners to work with the Maxwell School to improve outcomes cost-effectively and understand the precise impact of each change.

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  • Maxwell X Lab News

    X Lab article on improving SNAP recertification published in JBPA

    "Testing behavioral interventions designed to improve on-time SNAP recertification," co-authored by Len Lopoo, Colleen Heflin and Joe Boskovski, was published in the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration. Given the different levels of governance and the abundance of qualifying rules and processes that low-income households must negotiate to obtain and retain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance benefits, many households fail to recertify for SNAP. The authors found that behaviorally-informed text message reminders are more effective than recorded phone messages in reducing learning costs for SNAP applicants.

     

    Maxwell team wins grant from Department of Justice for opioid study

    A group comprised of four researchers — representing the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and the Maxwell X Lab — will receive approximately $500,000 over three years in support of their research on different opioid court treatment interventions across New York State. The funding is part of a $1.35 million grant to the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

     

    NAPA names four fellows from Maxwell School faculty

    Four Maxwell School faculty members have been selected to join the National Academy of Public Administration as 2019 Academy Fellows. The inductees — all of them professors of public administration and international affairs — are James E. Baker, Leonard Burman, Leonard Lopoo, and Peter Wilcoxen.

     
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