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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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    Hear a portion of Director Len Lopoo’s comments to Maxwell alumni where he discusses the goals of the Maxwell X Lab

  • Maxwell X Lab News

    Lopoo discusses govt policies to increase US fertility rate in Medium

    Len Lopoo was interviewed for the Medium article "Don’t Freak Out About American Fertility." According to Lopoo, the big limitation of many interventions is simply that the effects they produce — and, in the United States, the financial and in-kind benefits involved — are generally small. Such programs may have particularly limited effects on women who are delaying childbearing for professional reasons.


    Lopoo quoted in TIME article on paid family leave

    Len Lopoo was interviewed for the TIME article "Paid Family Leave Has Stalled in Congress for Years. Here's Why That's Changing." "A program that is considered universal is typically more readily accepted by the public than one that is targeted," says Lopoo. "That’s certainly true politically, but there are also other values to bringing a universal policy."


    Coverage of Maxwell X Lab initiative picked up around the world

    Media coverage of the Maxwell X Lab's initiative with the City of Syracuse was reported in the Associated Press, Syracuse Post Standard, and public radio outlets, resulting in pickup by more than 90 media outlets around the world. A selection follows.

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