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  • Maxwell X Lab

    About Us

    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

    How some handwriting saved Syracuse taxpayers $1.47M in 4 months

    Earlier this year, The Maxwell X Lab partnered with the City of Syracuse with the goal of lessening foreclosures and increasing tax collection in the City. As a result, the City of Syracuse was able to collect $1.47 million in overdue property taxes. 

     

    Maxwell X Lab, City of Syracuse collab improves tax collection process

    Maxwell X Lab, part of the Center for Policy Research at the Maxwell School, recently completed a series of projects designed to reduce overdue property tax bills in the City of Syracuse. Delinquent tax bills can lead to costly late fees, interest, liens, and — ultimately — foreclosure, creating instability for homeowning families, neighborhoods, and city services.

     

    Win-Win-Win Situation

    The Maxwell X Lab benefits government and nonprofits, in turn helping the clients they serve, while creating a sandbox in which to study real world policy challenges.

     
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