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Surviving Merger Mania

Medical Economics cites Professor of Public Policy Timothy Hoff in its new piece examining the rapid consolidation taking place throughout the healthcare industry: a trend with profound implications for the availability and affordability of medical care.

Published On: January 15, 2019 |
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Sciences, Publics, Politics: Climate Philanthropy and the Four Billion (Dollars, That Is)

Faculty Affiliate Matt Nisbet tackles the insulated world of climate change philanthropy in his latest piece, shining a critical light on its decisions, and evaluating its successes and mistakes.

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A Bright Side to those Dire Climate Change Reports?

News@Northeastern interviewed Director Jennie Stephens about her opinion on the new Climate Change report. Director Stephens explains that there is room for optimism in face of the report’s dire findings: in addition to newly elected Congress members advocating for climate-sustainable policy, the economic stakes in climate change can highlight the exorbitant cost of inaction.

Published On: November 29, 2018 |
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Ted Landsmark: Unsung Champion for Social Justice in Boston

NECN recently interviewed Dr. Ted Landsmark, Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, about his many accomplishments as a community leader in Boston.

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Professor Dan O’Brien Publishes New Book on the Urban Commons

Dan O’Brien, Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Co-Director of BARI, recently published his book The Urban Commons: How Data and Technology can Rebuild our Communities. The future of smart cities has arrived, courtesy of citizens and their phones. To prove it,…
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Published On: November 14, 2018 |
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Guest Column: Exploring Economics, Public Policy, and Cross-Regional Experiences with a PhD

By Shirley Liu, PhD Candidate, Public Policy My interest and career choice in urban and regional policy is not an accident, but rather heavily influenced by my upbringing. I was born in a rural township in China and raised by my grandparents in a relatively small urban area located in the northern edge of Guangdong…
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Published On: November 13, 2018 |
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Professor Boeing: SPPUA ‘felt like a perfect fit’

For Geoff Boeing, Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA) felt like a perfect fit: “an exciting university direction, a focus on big ideas and pressing issues, emphasis on applied work and making a real-world difference, not to mention a strong faculty that seems to just keep growing,” he said. Boeing joined SPPUA…
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Published On: September 20, 2018 |
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Lee: Developing more inclusive, diverse programs is ‘work I love to do’

Matt Lee, SPPUA’s new teaching professor of human services, has a background in psychology, conducts research and advocacy on diversity, identity and inclusion, and has implemented global education programs in Romania, Germany, Poland, and Croatia. Lee comes from James Madison University, where he served as the director of the Cultural and Racial Diversity Studies Lab….
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Published On: September 19, 2018 |
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Dukakis Center project to evaluate ESL programs

Alicia Sasser Modestino, associate director of the Dukakis Center, will lead a team, in partnership with Laurie Dopkins of Northeastern University’s Public Evaluation Lab, to study the return on investment for English as a second language (ESL) programs in Massachusetts under a new grant-funded project with the Boston Foundation. ESL programs are an important component…
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Published On: September 18, 2018 |
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MPA alumna chosen as next Bedford town manager

MPA alumna Sarah Stanton is getting ready to take over as town manager of Bedford, Mass., in October. She says the courses she took at Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs have served as the framework for her success. “I am deeply thankful for my experience at Northeastern,” said Stanton, who currently serves…
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Published On: September 17, 2018 |
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