Labor economist Alicia Sasser Modestino leads multi-year study with the Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development
A higher education visionary and public policy expert
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.
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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 26, 2017, Associate Director Alicia Sasser Modestino presented at the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition Forum. Download Presentation (PDF)
On January 17, 2017, Senior Research Associate Alan Clayton-Matthews presented at the New England Economic Partnership Economic Outlook Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Download Presentation (PDF)
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.
In the News
October 10, 2017
By Molly Callahan | News@Northeastern Ted Landsmark’s current research draws upon efforts by cities to address demographic changes and racial inequities, resilience, gentrification and affordability, global economic needs and local education, waterfront development, re-branding through design, and data-driven management to better inform emerging urban planning strategies. He recently facilitated symposia on the implications of expanding autonomous vehicle uses, urban ecosystems involving […]
October 6, 2017
By America’s Workforce Radio On the broadcast today we had Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers(OFT), and she talked about her Tour to meet with Local Presidents and Janus Vs AFSCME! Our second guest was Professor Joan Fitzgerald, with the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University in Boston, and […]
October 3, 2017
By Alicia Sasser Modestino | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Summer youth employment programs (SYEPs) are believed to have the potential to improve the behavioral, economic, and academic outcomes of the populations they serve, particularly for inner-city, low-income, and non-white youth. As part of an embedded randomized controlled trial, during the summer of 2015, I […]
Dukakis Center Experts
Ted LandsmarkTed Landsmark
Expertise: Urban planning, diversity, higher education management, social justice
Joan FitzgeraldJoan Fitzgerald
Expertise: Climate-change planning, economic development, renewable energy, urban economic development, urban sustainability
Alan Clayton-MatthewsAlan Clayton-Matthews
Expertise: Labor market assessment, state and local finance, urban economic development, urban fiscal policy, economic policy evaluation
Alicia Sasser ModestinoAlicia Sasser Modestino
Expertise: Labor market dynamics, skills mismatch, youth labor market attachment, migration, housing, health care reform, regional economic analysis