The “State of the Built Environment,” released in June 2016, is a comprehensive study of the impacts of population and economic growth on Greater Boston.
“The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2015” provides an overview of the current state of the greater Boston economy, population growth and housing production, home sales and prices, rents, foreclosures, and the cost of new housing development.
The Dukakis Center releases “The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth,” a report commissioned by the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education.
Presenting new research from The Dukakis Center on which communities in metropolitan Boston’s are most well positioned for current and future investment and economic growth.
Pollack was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director.
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As a “think and do” tank, the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy is equally committed to producing state-of-the-art applied research and implementing effective policies and practices based on that research. The Center’s collaborative research and problem-solving model uses powerful data analysis, multidisciplinary research and evaluation techniques and a policy-driven perspective to address critical challenges facing urban areas.
On October 19, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at the Northeastern University Career Counselors Consortium on Massachusetts economy. Download Presentation (PDF)
On June 14, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at GAO Housing Forum on housing affordability. Download Presentation (PDF)
On June 9, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at New England Economic Partnership on opportunities for regional growth. Download Presentation (PDF)
In the News
February 15, 2017
By Deirdre Fernandes | The Boston Globe Our hunger for bread and muffins may be insatiable, but grocery stores, restaurants, and pastry shops are increasingly struggling to find one key ingredient: the bakers to make them all. Massachusetts technology firms and health care companies have been in the trenches of the talent war for years, offering […]
February 14, 2017
4,400 students are on waitlists; let’s expand schools that work By Tom Birmingham | Commonwealth Massachusetts vocational-technical high schools are like the person who toils for years, only to be termed an “overnight sensation” when he or she finally achieves recognition. For over a decade the schools have quietly compiled an impressive record, and the time has come […]
January 30, 2017
Expected federal fiscal policy may provide boost in 2017; labor supply a major constraint By Mass Benchmarks Massachusetts real gross domestic product grew at an estimated annual rate of 0.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 according to the MassBenchmarks Current Economic Index. Nationally, real gross domestic product grew at an estimated 1.9 percent […]
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