Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, will present a talk on “Economy and Equity: Strategies for Cities and Massachusetts” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in 302-304 Gordon Hall.
Bluestone is the dean of Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. He co-founded the Economic Policy Institute and currently writes a blog called “Economy and Equity” for Boston.com. Along with the late Bennett Harrison, Bluestone is the author of The Deindustrialization of America; The Great U-Turn: Corporate Restructuring and the Polarizing of America; and Growing Prosperity: The Battle for Growth with Equity in the Twenty-First Century. In 1995, he served as a special policy advisor to then House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt.
Since the early 1970s, Bluestone has researched, taught and written about the political economy, labor economics, urban studies and labor relations. His blog aims to make readers think about the connections between the economy and public policy in Massachusetts and beyond.
This event is hosted by the Center for Public Policy and Administration.