Lebaron Sims, Senior Research Manager
Areas of Expertise: Applied Research, Data Analysis, Program Analysis
Lebaron Sims is Senior Research Manager at CFED. As a member of the Applied Research team, Mr. Sims is one of the leads on the Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, providing data analysis, visualization and writing support for the initiative. He also provides analysis for CFED’s policy and programs teams, and for the Assets and Opportunity Network. Previously, Mr. Sims was a Research Associate at LISC MetroEdge in Chicago, IL, where he provided technical support, analysis and data visualization for local economic development initiatives in cities across the country.
Mr. Sims holds an M.A. in Urban Affairs from Loyola University Chicago, and a B.A. in Economics from California State University, Fresno.
Follow Lebaron on Facebook and Twitter!
Most Recent Blog Posts
Jun 17, 2016
Mortgage discrimination, steering, low incomes and myriad other factors prevent African Americans from building as much wealth through homeownership as white households.
May 4, 2016
New graphics and resources make it easier than ever to access, compare and share data on the financial well-being of communities across the country.
Apr 22, 2016
We know that too many modern American households are locked out of the financial mainstream, unable to access affordable products and services to manage their financial lives.
Jan 25, 2016
The findings of the 2016 Scorecard reveal that even though many economists agree that the U.S. economy has rebounded from the Great Recession, that recovery hasn't meant a return to the financial stability that many households once enjoyed.
Oct 8, 2015
Once again, the income and poverty numbers are flat. But there is a silver lining: the social safety net is helping to ensure the well-being of American families.
Jan 29, 2015
This morning marks the official release of its 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, which looks at 135 different measures to paint a picture
Mar 25, 2014
This January, CFED released the 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, a comprehensive evaluation of the relative financial security of the American public.
Mar 18, 2014
This January, CFED released the 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, a comprehensive evaluation of the relative financial security
Mar 11, 2014
This January, CFED released the 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, a comprehensive evaluation of the relative financial security of the American public
Mar 4, 2014
Last month, CFED released the 2014 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard, a comprehensive evaluation of the relative financial security of
Feb 18, 2014
This series takes a closer look at some of the outcome trends within each of the Scorecard’s five issue areas.
Feb 11, 2014
As has been well-documented, the recession hammered the nation’s minority and White households alike. The recovery, however, hasn’t been nearly as color-blind.
Jan 30, 2014
Reading the news, it would be easy to conclude that the economy is chugging along toward full recovery.