Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy
Barry Bluestone is the Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, the founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy (CURP), and the Founding Dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. The Center is a “think and do tank” devoted to research and policy in the areas of housing, workforce development, local economic development, manufacturing, and transportation.
Bluestone is author of hundreds of articles and monographs and co-author of eleven books. These include, among others, The Deindustrialization of America (1982), The Great U-Turn: Corporate Restructuring and the Polarizing of America (1988), and Growing Prosperity: The Battle for Growth with Equity in the 21st Century (2000). In 2008, he co-authored The Urban Experience: Economics, Society, and Public Policy, a multidisciplinary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in the social sciences.
Before coming to Northeastern in 1999, Bluestone taught political economy for more than twenty-five years at Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Boston. In 2013 and early 2014, he was on sabbatical leave from Northeastern and served as a Senior Visiting Scholar at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank./
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