James Sullivan


James Sullivan
3108 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Jim Sullivan is a Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame and Co-Founder and Director of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), which is a research center that works with service providers and policymakers to identify effective and scalable solutions to reduce poverty in America. He serves on the National Poverty Research Center Advisory Board and was a member of the U.S. Commission on Social Impact Partnerships. His research examines the effectiveness of anti-poverty programs at the national, state, and local level. He also studies the consumption, saving, and borrowing behavior of poor households, as well as poverty and inequality measurement. Sullivan teaches intermediate microeconomics and advanced labor economics at the undergraduate level and public economics at the graduate level. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.


Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2002

M.A., Northwestern University, 1997

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1993