The New England Journal of Higher Education – The New Slow – 11/18/13

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Barry Bluestone and Alan Clayton-Matthews discuss Boston’s role in New England’s regional economic network, focusing on housing and jobs.

The Boston Globe – 5.2% Mass. jobless rate forecast in 2017 – 11/13/13

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Alan Clayton-Matthews discusses a recent job growth forecast he prepared for Massachusetts.

The New York Times – Transition Begins in Boston, for First Time in a Generation – 11/9/13

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Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center, comments on issues the mayor elect will face regarding affordable housing in Greater Boston.

The Boston Globe – Mass., US show unexpected economic growth – 11/7/13

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Economics professor Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on a recent report on the economy, for which he was a contributor.

CommonWealth – A troubling transit trend line – 11/7/13

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Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of Research for the Dukakis Center, says the MBTA needs to upgrade equipment and market to new riders if suburbanites are to choose rails over roads.

CBS Boston – WBZ Business Breakfast – Made In Massachusetts: Creating Jobs In The Bay State – 10/31/13

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Dukakis Center Director Barry Bluestone participated in a panel on October 31st that discussed how the state’s manufacturing sector is staging an epic turnaround.

GoLocalWorcester.com – Worcester Chamber Gets Behind Local Manufacturing – 10/8/13

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The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce announced a new Manufacturing Roundtable Initiative aimed at supporting local manufacturers and recruiting new business to the region. The roundtable will involve Chamber of Commerce member manufacturers from 31 cities, as well as its 5 affiliate partners…“Manufacturing had been in sharp decline from the end of World War II to quite recently, but manufacturing is starting to come back in the state” said Barry Bluestone, Founding Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

Alan Clayton-Matthews predicts weak second quarter in Mass. due to federal policies

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Economists: Fed budget policies hurt Mass. By Jordan Graham | Boston Herald | June 28, 2013 The state economy, despite performing well compared to the rest of the country, has begun to stall due to federal tax and budget policies, a group of local economists said yesterday. The MassBenchmarks Editorial Board, made up of economists […]

Clayton-Matthews Describes Manufacturing as Productive Sector that is Over 12% State’s GDP

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Experts: Mass. economy will bounce back next year By Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | May 23, 2013 The Bay State’s economy will grow slowly this year before bouncing back in 2014, while the state’s unemployment rate is poised to fall to 5.2 percent by the last quarter of 2017, according to an economic […]

Barry Bluestone Foresees the End of Massachusetts’ Foreclosure Crisis

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By Jenifer b. McKim | The Boston Globe | May 14, 2013 After six years and tens of thousands of homeowners financially ruined, the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts finally appears to have run its course, as the number of property seizures drops dramatically and home values rise steadily. The latest figures, released Monday by a […]

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