Barry Bluestone

Russell B. and Andree B. Stearns
Trustee Professor of Political Economy
Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center
for Urban and Regional Policy
Dean in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan, 1974 

Phone: 617-373-8595
Office: 343 Holmes Hall
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Areas of Research/Interest:

• Urban Development
• Labor Market Analysis
• Public Policy
• Political Economy
• Poverty
• Income Distribution

Selected Publications:

Barry Bluestone, Mary Huff Stevenson and Russell Williams. The Urban Experience: Economics, Society, and Public Policy (New York, Oxford University Press, 2008).

Barry Bluestone and Mary Huff Stevenson. The Boston Renaissance: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis, (New York: Russell Sage Books, 2000)

Barry Bluestone and Bennett Harrison. Growing Prosperity: The Battle for Growth and Equity in the Twenty-first Century, (New York: Houghton-Mifflin & The Century Foundation, 2000). (German ed. Geteilter Wohlstand: Wirtschaftliches Wachstum und Sozialer Ausgleich in 21. Jahrhundert (Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2002) (Italian ed. Einaudi; forthcoming 2002; Paperback edition, University of California Press, Spring 2001).

Barry Bluestone and Irving Bluestone. Negotiating the Future: A Labor Perspective on American Business, (New York: Basic Books, 1992) (Korean edition, 1995; Spanish edition, 1996; Japanese edition, 1997).

Barry Bluestone and Bennett Harrison. The Great U-Turn: Corporate Restructuring and the Polarizing of America, (New York: Basic Books, 1988). (Paperback edition, New Preface, April, 1990; Japanese edition: Kiko Shobo Ltd., 1990).

Barry Bluestone and Bennett Harrison. The Deindustrialization of America, (New York: Basic Books, 1982) (Japanese edition, 1984).

External Affiliations:

• Member, Board of Directors, Lyric Stage, Boston (2010)
• Member, Advisory Board, Russell Sage Census2010 Project
• Member, External Review Committee, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Harvard University (2005)
• Member, Editorial Board, Labor History Journal (2003)
• Coordinator, Bellagio Conference on Constructing a New Labor Market Statistics Architecture, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Conference Center, Italy (2002)
• Chair, Boston Host Committee, Urban Affairs Association Convention (2001-2002)
• Member, Board of Directors, National Labor Management Conference, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (2001-2003)
• Member, Editorial Board, Northeastern University Press (2002-2004)
• Founding Member, Board of Directors, Economic Policy Institute (1985-)
• Member, Executive Committee, Economic Policy Institute (1999-)
• Coordinator, Bellagio Conference on Comparative Unemployment Indicators, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Conference Center, Italy (1999)
• Member, Scientific Committee, Center for International Social Studies (CISS), Rome, Italy (1997-)
• Faculty member, Harvard Trade Union Program, Harvard University (1987-)
• Member, Board of Advisors, Civic Initiative for a Livable New England, Boston Society of Architects (2000-)
• Research Associate, The Jerome Levy Economics Institute, Bard College (1997-)
• Senior Fellow, Gorbachev Foundation (1998-)
• Partner, Nommos Consulting Group (1995-)
• Faculty Member, UAW-General Motors Paid Education Leave Program (1985-)

Courses Taught Undergraduate:

• SOC 1160/PS 1413 Political Economy
• POLS 2358 Current Issues in Cities and Suburbs | Syllabus

Courses Taught Graduate:

• SOC 3370/POL 3503 Public Policy Seminar
• SOC 3317/POLI SCI 3631 Seminar in Urban Policy
• SOC G206/POLI SCI G320 Theories of Political Economy | Syllabus
• PPUA 6201 The 21st Century City: Urban Opportunities and Challenges in a Global Context | Syllabus