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Barry Bluestone

Barry Bluestone

Russell B. and Andrée B. Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy; Founding Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, 1999 to 2015; Senior Research Associate



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Q&A with Barry Bluestone on the many projects of his “think and do tank”

There’s not much white space in Barry Bluestone’s monthly planner. May 14: keynote speech to the Mass­a­chu­setts Mayors Asso­ci­a­tion on the state economy and stag­nant pop­u­la­tion growth. May 20: chair […]

CURP naming to honor work of Professor Dukakis and wife

Northeastern’s Center for Urban and Regional Policy will take the name of Mass­a­chu­setts’ longest-​​​​serving gov­ernor and his wife. The research and policy “think and do tank” will be known as the […]

Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


Maintaining diversity in America’s transit-rich neighborhoods: tools for equitable neighborhood change

(with Stephanie Pollack and Chase Billingham) Dukakis Center Publications (2010).


The Urban Experience: Economics, Society, and Public Policy

(with Mary Huff Stevenson and Russell Williams) New York, Oxford University Press, 2008.


The Boston Renaissance: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis

(with Mary Huff Stevenson) New York: Russell Sage Books, 2000.

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