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

Get to Know: New Dukakis Center Director Theodore Landsmark


A higher education visionary and public policy expert

New report projects Greater Boston infrastructure needs by 2030


The “State of the Built Environment,” released in June 2016, is a comprehensive study of the impacts of population and economic growth on Greater Boston.

What’s happening in the Greater Boston housing market?

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“The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2015” provides an overview of the current state of the greater Boston economy, population growth and housing production, home sales and prices, rents, foreclosures, and the cost of new housing development.

The current state of vocational education in the Commonwealth


The Dukakis Center releases “The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth,” a report commissioned by the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education.

The Dukakis Center at the 2015 New England Leadership Summit


Presenting new research from The Dukakis Center on which communities in metropolitan Boston’s are most well positioned for current and future investment and economic growth.

Stephanie Pollack selected as MA Secretary of Transportation

November 19, 2012 - Stephanie Pollack, Professor of Practice in Law and Public Policy and the Associate Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, speaks at the Metro Boston Consortium for Sustainable Communities Fall Meeting, delivering the Transportation Report Card.

Pollack was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director.

Manufacturing Report Card: Staying Power II


Staying Power II is a follow-up study to our original report on Massachusetts’ manufacturing sector conducted back in 2007. As with the first report, our research found that the manufacturing sector is more robust and resilient than is commonly perceived.

What Follows the Housing Recovery?


Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2013 analyzes the relationship between the region’s economy, demography, and housing, and keeps track of federal, state and local government policies that affect the region’s housing market, including a new analysis of local zoning regulations in Greater Boston communities.

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