An Evaluation of the Boston Youth Credit Building Initiative Baseline Report

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Executive Summary The current credit reporting system in the U.S. creates a barrier for millions of low‐income individuals with poor or no credit to fully participate in the mainstream financial system. Yet good credit is essential to achieving and maintaining financial stability, accessing opportunities, and building a future that allows individuals to pursue their career […]

Research Spotlight: How youth summer jobs can help drive down crime and launch careers


Labor economist Alicia Sasser Modestino leads multi-year study with the Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development

Hiring sale: Job availability on the rise


By Katie Johnston | The Boston Globe Just how tight is the job market? Hollister Staffing is so busy finding workers for employers that the agency is looking to beef up its own staff — and is networking practically around the clock. But so far, Hollister has only managed to hire a handful of the […]

Economists say a $1b state budget cut may be needed


By Joshua Miller | The Boston Globe Top Massachusetts economists are warning that sluggish tax revenue growth means policy makers will have to chop as much as a billion dollars out of next year’s budget — cuts that could squeeze programs for the poor and the sick and increase calls for raising taxes. The top budget officials […]

Millionaire tax will put Massachusetts back on track


By Mohamad Ali and Alan Clayton-Matthews | The Boston Globe We all want a future for our Commonwealth in which our economy continues to grow, the great quality of life enjoyed by some of us is enjoyed by all of us, and our young people in every community have the opportunity to reach their potential. Building that future […]

Massachusetts Economic Outlook, 2016-2020


On January 17, 2017, Senior Research Associate Alan Clayton-Matthews presented at the New England Economic Partnership Economic Outlook Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Download Presentation (PDF)

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