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The State of Women’s Advancement in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Public Policy

On March 3, 2017, Associate Director Alicia Sasser Modestino presented at The State of Women’s Advancement Symposium at Northeastern University. Download Presentation (PDF) Watch videos: Panel 1, Panel 2, Panel 3.

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The Massachusetts Economy and the Critical Importance of Skills Development

On October 19, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at the Northeastern University Career Counselors Consortium on Massachusetts economy. Download Presentation (PDF)

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Housing Affordability and the Impact of Demographic & Generational Shifts

On June 14, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at GAO Housing Forum on housing affordability. Download Presentation (PDF)  

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Students discuss Boston’s racial history with busing icon

By Boston Globe The eighth-graders had seen the famous photograph, the one of a black man being assaulted by an anti-busing protester wielding an American flag. But that moment in 1976 was just one of many painful chapters they had studied in a civics class on America’s history of segregation and racism. Then on Friday, […]

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Massachusetts economic growth lags nation in the first part of the year

By Deirdre Fernandes | Boston Globe The Massachusetts economy lost steam in the first three months of this year, lagging behind the nation as a whole, the University of Massachusetts reported Friday The state’s economy shrunk by 0.5 percent since the start of 2017, as wages and salaries of workers stalled, according to the UMass economic […]

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Bay State economy sputters in Q1

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald The Bay State economy shrank during the first three months of the year, the second straight quarter of less growth than the country, which also saw disappointing growth for the first months of 2017. In the first quarter of the year, Massachusetts’ gross domestic product fell by 0.5 percent, according to […]

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Dukakis Center Experts

Joan Fitzgerald

Joan Fitzgerald

Expertise: Climate-change planning, economic development, renewable energy, urban economic development, urban sustainability

Alan Clayton-Matthews

Alan Clayton-Matthews

Expertise: Labor market assessment, state and local finance, urban economic development, urban fiscal policy, economic policy evaluation

Alicia Sasser Modestino

Alicia Sasser Modestino

Expertise: Labor market dynamics, skills mismatch, youth labor market attachment, migration, housing, health care reform, regional economic analysis

Catherine Tumber

Catherine Tumber

Expertise: Urban policy, planning, design, economic development, housing policy, US social and cultural history

Eleanor G. White

Eleanor G. White

Expertise: Housing policy

James Huessy

James Huessy

Expertise: Housing, policy, economic development

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