The Boston Globe – Workers’ skills aren’t matching available jobs

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Policy School professor and economist Alan Clayton-Matthews says it’s unrealistic to expect people trained for one occupation to train for an entirely different one because demand changes.

PBS Newshour: The Rundown – The day Reagan’s labor secretary admitted he was wrong about inequality

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Barry Bluestone talks to PBS Newshour about how increasing inequality is directly linked to higher unemployment, a theory that he and a past colleague began promoting in the late 80′s.

Worcester Business Journal – Federal Shutdown Drops Mass. Business Confidence

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Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on survey results concerning confidence in Massachusetts’ business climate.

Clayton-Matthews predicts short-run economic impact from the Boston Lockdown is similar to a snowstorm

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Clayton-Matthews predicts short-run economic impact from the Boston Lockdown is similar to a snowstorm



What the Boston Lockdown Might Cost



By YUVAL ROSENBERG | The Fiscal Times | April 19, 2013



The most significant long-run economic impact, if there is any, may come from increased security costs, both in Boston and nationally, particularly for open-air events. “More resources will need to be put into making events secure,” Clayton-Matthews says, “and that takes away resources from other uses that might have led to higher growth in the future.”

Clayton-Matthews predicts potential for economic losses at outside summer events due to lingering fear from Boston marathon bombings

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Economics? Biggest loss is yet to come, experts say

By Jack Minch and Jennifer Swift New Haven Register

The biggest economic impact to Friday’s lockdown of Greater Boston is yet to come, said Northeastern University economist and professor of public policy Alan Clayton-Matthews.

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