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The Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), housed in Notre Dame’s Department of Economics, brings together the University’s academic expertise with CCUSA’s national network of service providers and anti-poverty programs to pioneer outcome-driven solutions.

Employing scientific modeling and proven metrics and research, LEO is in the process of identifying innovative, successful, and scalable ways to help people out of poverty. LEO is a one-of-a-kind domestic poverty center that allows practitioners and researchers to come together to create impactful, peer-reviewed research that will highlight game-changing innovation.