Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Northeastern University.
Barry Bluestone is a Professor Emeritus at Northeastern University, and served as founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy from 1999 to 2015
Barry Bluestone, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Political Economy in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. He served as founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy from 1999 to 2015, and founding dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs from 2006 to 2012. Bluestone has led research projects on housing, local economic development, state and local public finance and manufacturing sector and has been lead author on each of the fifteen editions of the annual Greater Boston Housing Report Card. Bluestone has written widely on economic and social issues and contributes regularly to academic, as well as popular journals. He is the author of eleven books, including The Deindustrialization of America (1982), Growing Prosperity: The Battle for Growth with Equity in the 21st Century (2000), and The Boston Renaissance: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis (2000), and The Urban Experience: Economics, Society, and Public Policy (2008). He appears frequently on local and national radio. Bluestone is also a founding member of the Economic Policy Institute, along with Robert Reich, Lester Thurow, Robert Kuttner, Ray Marshall, and Jeff Faux.