Before 1960, there wasn’t much academic or public policy interest in inequality. The focus instead was on poverty, especially among the elderly and in urban slums and rural areas.
Hispanic communities were particularly vulnerable to unscrupulous lenders during the last housing boom and the hardest hit by the bust, experiencing the sharpest drop and slowest recovery in home values, according to a study to be released Monday.
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 […]
At the start of 2014, cold weather blanketed most of the country, chilling retail and auto sales, and dampening hiring. But the economy warmed after winter passed and heated up in the second half of the year as employers added hundreds of thousands of new jobs, consumers opened their wallets, and the stock market soared to new heights.