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About Barry Bluestone

At the Dukakis Center, Bluestone has led research projects on housing, local economic development, state and local public finance, and the manufacturing sector in Massachusetts. At the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, he has co-taught the Open Classroom Policy Series, a graduate seminar on critical social issues open free to the public each semester. As a political economist, Bluestone has written widely in the areas of income distribution, business and industrial policy, labor-management relations, higher education finance, and urban and regional economic development. He contributes regularly to academic, as well as popular journals, and is the author of ten books. As part of his work, Bluestone spends a considerable amount of time consulting with trade unions, with industry groups, and with various federal and state government agencies.


Present Dean, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
Present Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University
Present Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, Northeastern University

Research Interests

Political economy, Housing, Local economic development, State and local public finance, and Manufacturing sector

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Contact Information

343 Holmes Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

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