On January 13th, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Stephanie Pollack would become the new Secretary of Transportation for Massachusetts. Stephanie was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director working alongside Director Barry Bluestone. She headed up all of the transportation research projects at the Center […]
“We definitely need to be using better, more real-time labor-market information about where the jobs are, and we need to do this at a very local level,” said Alicia Sasser Modestino, a former senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and now an associate professor at Northeastern University.
Timothy Hoff, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy, and a faculty member at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB), has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the pre-eminent foundation funder of health services research in the United States.
Catherine Tumber, a visiting scholar at Northeastern and author of “Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World,” says the glorification of knowledge work and innovation has meant that “manufacturing work and productive work of any kind has been disparaged.” In this regard, she tells me, “New England has been a chief violator.”
“As the Interim Director of the School, I am looking forward to making fundamental contributions to the issues we research, creating solutions for social, economic and environmental challenges, and having lasting, positive impact on the people we reach – be they in classrooms, city halls or boardrooms, in our neighborhoods or around the world.”
In a report conducted by Northeastern University, released last week, analysts said the state’s investment in life sciences had pushed Massachusetts to the top of the list when measuring population-controlled life science employment, with 113,678 people involved in the industry throughout the state in 2012.