Recent Presentations

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The Massachusetts Economy and the Critical Importance of Skills Development

On October 19, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at the Northeastern University Career Counselors Consortium on Massachusetts economy. Download Presentation (PDF)

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Housing Affordability and the Impact of Demographic & Generational Shifts

On June 14, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at GAO Housing Forum on housing affordability. Download Presentation (PDF)  

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Canada/New England: Opportunities for Regional Growth

On June 9, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at New England Economic Partnership on opportunities for regional growth. Download Presentation (PDF)  

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In the News

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More families are struggling with poverty in Boston’s affluent suburbs

By Katie Johnston | The Boston Globe Many suburbs around Boston are known for their good schools, picturesque downtowns, and steady stream of residents commuting to well-paid jobs in the city. But interspersed in this idyllic landscape is a growing number of families struggling to get by. The number of low-income children in many affluent communities […]

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Bakeries are booming, but bakers are in short supply

By Deirdre Fernandes | The Boston Globe Our hunger for bread and muffins may be insatiable, but grocery stores, restaurants, and pastry shops are increasingly struggling to find one key ingredient: the bakers to make them all. Massachusetts technology firms and health care companies have been in the trenches of the talent war for years, offering […]

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Voc-tech schools are a Mass. success story

4,400 students are on waitlists; let’s expand schools that work By Tom Birmingham | Commonwealth Massachusetts vocational-technical high schools are like the person who toils for years, only to be termed an “overnight sensation” when he or she finally achieves recognition. For over a decade the schools have quietly compiled an impressive record, and the time has come […]

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Dukakis Center Experts

Joan Fitzgerald

Joan Fitzgerald

Expertise: Climate-change planning, economic development, renewable energy, urban economic development, urban sustainability

Alan Clayton-Matthews

Alan Clayton-Matthews

Expertise: Labor market assessment, state and local finance, urban economic development, urban fiscal policy, economic policy evaluation

Alicia Sasser Modestino

Alicia Sasser Modestino

Expertise: Labor market dynamics, skills mismatch, youth labor market attachment, migration, housing, health care reform, regional economic analysis

Catherine Tumber

Catherine Tumber

Expertise: Urban policy, planning, design, economic development, housing policy, US social and cultural history

Eleanor G. White

Eleanor G. White

Expertise: Housing policy

James Huessy

James Huessy

Expertise: Housing, policy, economic development

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