Barry Bluestone is the Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, the founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and the dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University in Boston.
The new public policy school has been designed to more closely link Northeastern with the broader community, focusing on many of the critical challenges facing the city, the region and the nation. The Dukakis Center is devoted to research and community action projects in housing, workforce development, local economic development, manufacturing and transportation.
Bluestone has written hundreds of scholarly articles and author/co-author of 11 books, including Negotiating the Future: A Labor Perspective on American Business and Growing Prosperity: The Battle for Growth with Equity in the 21st Century. He has been a policy adviser for local, state and national officials and representatives.
Bluestone is a native of Detroit who earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. His areas of specialization include political economy, public policy, labor economics and industrial relations.
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