The mission of the Lab for Economic Applications and Policy is to facilitate research related to government policy, with the ultimate aim of injecting scientific evidence into policy debates. LEAP consists of three components.
(1) Funding for faculty and student research, typically pilot projects involving field experiments or empirical research that cannot be easily or quickly funded through the NSF or other grant agencies. Click here for the funding application.
(2) A visitor program that brings in two leading researchers every semester to visit LEAP and teach short topics courses related to their research. Click here for the list of current and future visitors.
(3) 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. Click here for a list of LEAP affiliates.