Recent Presentations

GAO Housing presentation

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)  

NEEP presentation

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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The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth

On June 3, 2016, Senior Research Fellow Don Walsh presented at the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education about vocational education in Massachusetts. Download Presentation (PDF)   

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Dracut adopts aggressive strategy to build business

By Todd Feathers | Lowell Sun  After years of agonizing about the town’s small commercial tax base and grasping sporadically for prospective businesses, Dracut is now working with a research-driven economic-development strategy. Its creators hope it help usher in a steady stream of new businesses, jobs and tax dollars. Many of the familiar problems still exist. The […]

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Should police live where they patrol? Baton Rouge mulls residency rule

By Christina Beck | The Christian Science Monitor After a fraught couple weeks for Baton Rouge, La., law enforcement, which saw protests after the death of Alton Sterling at the hands of police, as well as murder of three law enforcement officers, some city council members are contemplating changes in city residency requirements for officers. Two […]

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Squeezed: Funders Grapple with Affordable Housing in a Pricey City

By Alyssa Ochs | Inside Philanthropy According to Citizens for Adequate Housing, Massachusetts’ housing wage (the minimum hourly wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment) is $24.08, which is 282 percent above the state’s minimum wage of $8.50 and well above the national average of $18.62. Those numbers explain why the family shelters here are full. Over […]

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Dukakis Center Experts

Barry Bluestone

Barry Bluestone

Expertise: Housing policy, local economic development strategies, labor market analysis, regional demographics, labor-management relations, and state and local public finance

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

Liz Williams

Liz Williams

Expertise: Public transportation, housing, secondary and higher education, program evaluation, spatial analysis, statistics, survey techniques, research design, data management

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