Len and Joe X LabAbout Us

The 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.


Leonard Lopoo serves as Director and Co-Founder of the Maxwell X Lab. Len is also a Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and the Director of the Center for Policy Research at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. His research centers on policies and programs designed to assist low-income families.

Joe Boskovski serves as Managing Director and Co-Founder of the Maxwell X Lab. Previously, Joe worked at the Behavioral Insights Team and the University of Pennsylvania to implement several randomized field experiments applying behavioral science research from criminal justice to healthcare.

Read more about us in Syracuse News, Maxwell Perspective, and SU Magazine.

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Email us anytime at Joe Boskovski.