James Sullivan, University of Notre Dame professor of economics and co-founder of the university’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on Social Impact Partnerships.
The commission, created by the 2018 Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act, will advise the Treasury Department on the selection of state and local pay-for-success projects that will be supported by a new $100 million fund. The goal of the act is to encourage public-private partnerships that improve the effectiveness of social programs.
Sullivan was nominated by Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities matches researchers with social service providers to conduct impact evaluations that identify innovative, effective and scalable programs and policies that support self-sufficiency.