The Lab for Economic Applications and Policy facilitates research related to government policy, with the aim of injecting scientific evidence into policy debates. LEAP consists of three components:
LEAP funds faculty and student research, typically facilitating pilot projects involving field experiments or empirical research that cannot be easily or quickly funded through the NSF or other grant agencies.
A cluster of offices and lounge on the 2nd floor of Littauer to foster interaction among faculty and students. This space includes visitor offices as well as a rotating office used by economists from Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.