New England Study Group Past Meetings

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2014

April 8, 2014

Hal Salzman, Rutgers University, and Robert Clifford, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"High-skill Guest Workers in the U.S. and New England Labor Markets: Supply and Demand"
(The two presentations will draw on Salzman's joint work with Daniel Kuehn and B. Lindsay Lowell, "Guestworkers in the High-skill U.S. Labor Market: An Analysis of Supply, Employment, and Wage Trends" and Robert Clifford's (forthcoming) report on demand for H1-B visas in New England.)

March 26, 2014

Ariel Dora Stern, Harvard University, joint work with David Cutler (Harvard University), Jonathan Skinner (Dartmouth College), and David Wennberg (Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth)
“Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care”

March 4, 2014

Robert Triest and Bo Zhao, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston   
"The Role of Economic, Fiscal, and Financial Shocks in the Evolution of Public Sector Pension Funding"

February 13, 2014

William C. Apgar, Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies
"Rethinking Multifamily Finance: A Key to Confronting America's Housing Affordability Crisis"
(Presentation will draw on JCHS Policy Brief co-authored by Elizabeth La Jeunesse "The Changing Landscape for Multifamily Finance" and JCHS Report "America's Rental Housing: Evolving Markets and Needs")

January 29, 2014

Marian V. Wrobel, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
"Health Cost Trends in Massachusetts" pdf

 

2013

December 4, 2013

Alicia Sasser Modestino, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Uncertain Futures?  Youth Attachment to the Labor Market in the U.S. and New England, 1990-2010pdf

October 30, 2013

Mark Skidmore, Michigan State University
Foreclosures, Property Value Assessment Practices and Tax Delinquency in the Motor Citypdf

October 8, 2013

Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University
Findings from the Equality of Opportunity Projectoffsite   (paper pdf )
(joint work with Raj Chetty, Harvard University, Patrick Kline, UC Berkeley, and Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley)

September 24, 2013

Bruce Sacerdote, Dartmouth College
Late Interventions Matter Too: The Case of College Coaching in New Hampshirepdf
(joint work with Scott Carrell, UC Davis)

June 13, 2013

Jennifer Weiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Assessing the Affordability of State Debt in New England"

May 30, 2013

Mary Burke, Bob Triest, and Kathy Bradbury, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"The Effect of Foreclosure on Boston Public School Student Academic Performance"

May 8, 2013

Judith Scott-Clayton, Teachers College, Columbia University
"Can We Improve the Targeting of Remediation?: Evidence on Placement Testing at Community Colleges" pdf
(joint work with Peter M. Crosta, Teachers College, Columbia University and Clive R. Belfield, Queens College, City University of New York)

April 4, 2013

Richard J. Murnane, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Reducing Income-based Inequality in Educational Outcomes: Progress in Massachusetts"

February 28, 2013

Daniel Shoag, Harvard Kennedy School
"Why Has Regional Convergence in the U.S. Stopped?" offsite
(joint work with Peter Ganong, Harvard University)

January 15, 2013

Joshua Goodman, Harvard Kennedy School
Massachusetts' Adams Scholarship and College Completion Rates: The Role of College Qualitypdf
(joint work with Sarah Cohodes, Harvard Kennedy School)

 

2012

December 11, 2012

Yolanda Kodrzycki, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regionalization?

November 28, 2012

William Mass and Michael DiNardi, University of Massachusetts Lowell
"Challenges in Assessing and Communicating Alignment of Post-Secondary Graduates and Jobs"

November 7, 2012

Julia Dennett and Alicia Sasser Modestino, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"The Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers: Lessons Learned from Massachusetts"

October 25, 2012

Daphne Kenyon, Adam H. Langley and Bethany Paquin, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
"Rethinking Property Tax Incentives for Business" offsite

September 26, 2012

Paul Willen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Foreclosure Externalities: Some New Evidence"
(joint work with Kristopher S. Gerardi, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Eric Rosenblatt, Fannie Mae; and Vincent W. Yao, Fannie Mae)

"Some Even Newer Evidence on Foreclosure Externalties in Condo Associations"
(joint work with Lynn Fisher, MIT and Lauren Lambie-Hanson, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

June 7, 2012

Bo Zhao and David Coyne, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Long-Term Fiscal Sustainability of State and Local Governments"

May 8, 2012

Brigitte Madrian, Harvard University
"Behavioral Economics Perspectives on Public Sector Pension Plans" offsite
(co-authored by John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson)

April 26, 2912

Katherine Baicker, Harvard School of Public Health
"The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year" pdf
(joint work with Amy Finkelstein, Sarah Taubman, Bill Wright, Mira Bernstein, Jonathan Gruber, Joseph P. Newhouse, Heidi Allen, and the Oregon Health Study Group)

March 8, 2012

Andrew Reschovsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
"Predicting the Impact of the Housing Crisis and the 'Great Recession' on Central City Revenues"
(joint research with Howard Chernick, Hunter College, CUNY and Adam Langley, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

February 16, 2012

Michael P. Johnson and Rachel B. Drew, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts-Boston
"What Social Impacts of Foreclosed Housing Redevelopment Are Important to Local Actors? How Can We Measure Them?"
(joint work with David Turcotte, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Jeffrey Keisler, University of Massachusetts Boston; and Senay Solak University of Massachusetts Amherst )
Paper pdf   Presentation pdf

See also: Decision Models for Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Redevelopment offsite

January 31, 2012

Andy Sum, Northeastern University
"Recapturing the American Dream: Meeting the Challenge of the Bay State's Lost Decade" offsite
(co-authored by Ishwar Khatiwada, Joseph McLaughlin, Mykkaylo Trub'skyy, and Sheila Palma)


 

2011

December 8, 2011

Ben Forman, MassINC.
"Regional Revenue: A New Strategy to Fund Transportation and Support Balanced Economic Growth"

See also: "Moving Forward with Funding: New Strategies to Support Transportation and Balanced Regional Economic Growth" offsite

November 9, 2011

John Dorrer, Robert Holm, and Steve Quimby, Jobs for the Future
"The Challenges of Measuring Labor Market Mismatches in Healthcare: Evidence from Connecticut"

October 27, 2011

Robert Clifford, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"State Foreclosure Prevention Efforts in New England: Mediation and Assistance"

October 5, 2011

Robert Lee, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
"Measuring Progress in Student Achievement: Lessons Learned from the Rollout of the Massachusetts Growth Model"

See also:

May 10, 2011

Ross Gittell and Josh Stillwagon, University of New Hampshire
"Does New England Have a Clean Technology Industry Advantage?"

See also:

April 27, 2011

Ann Collins, Abt Associates, and
Barbara Goodson, Dillon-Goodson Research Associates

"Experiments with Child Care to Increase Access and Improve Quality"offsite

April 12, 2011

Jennifer Weiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"How Does New Hampshire Do It? An Analysis of Spending and Revenues in the Absence of a Broad-based Income or Sales Tax"

February 16, 2011

Bruce Wallin, Northeastern University, and Jeffrey Zabel, Tufts University
"Property Tax Limitations and Local Fiscal Conditions: The Impact of Proposition 2½ in Massachusetts" pdf

January 11, 2011

Daphne A. Kenyon and Adam H. Langley, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
"Payments in Lieu of Taxes"

 

2010

December 15, 2010 Alicia Sasser, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Mismatch in the Labor Market: Measuring the Supply and Demand for Skilled Labor in New England
November 3, 2010

Housing supply and economic growth in Massachusetts

Edward Moscovitch, Cape Ann Economics
Recipe for Growth” pdf

Alan Clayton-Matthews, Northeastern University
Michael Goodman, UMass Dartmouth
Michael Johnson, UMass Boston
Lindsay Koshgarian, UMass Donahue Institute

Foundation for Growth: Housing and Employment in 2020pdf

October 20, 2010

Joshua Goodman, Harvard University
Skills, Schools and Credit Constraints: Evidence from Massachusettspdf

October 6, 2010

Two studies of New England economic development and investment

Jeffrey Thompson, University of Massachusetts
“Prioritizing Approaches to Economic Development: in New England: Skills, Infrastructure, and Tax Incentives”

David Vail, Bowdoin College
“Amenity Investments and Tourist Destination Development:
Policy Insights from Three Rural Maine Regions”

June 2, 2010

Beth Boulay, Kenyon Maree, and Beth Gamse, Abt Associates
"An Evaluation of Expanded Learning Time in Massachusetts" pdf

Chris Gabrieli, Mass2020
"Additional Evidence"

May 18, 2010

Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern University
"Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development"

April 28, 2010

 

David A. Jaeger, City University of New York Graduate Center
"The Economic Diversity of Immigration Across the United States" pdf
Joint work with Rachel M. Friedberg, Brown University
March 31, 2010

Financial Resources of Older New Englanders: Status and Implications

Heather Brome, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"The Financial Health of Older Households in New England"

Laura Henze Russell, Good Works Consulting
"Lifelines for Elders Challenged by Rising Living Costs" pdf

February 9, 2010

Parag Pathak, MIT
"Accountability and Flexibility in Public Schools: Evidence from Boston's Charters and Pilots" offsite
(joint research with Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Duke University; Joshua Angrist, MIT; Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan; and Thomas J. Kane, Harvard University)

January 12, 2010

Michael Goodman, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Rebecca Loveland, University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, and Kathleen Wilkinson, University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute

"The IT Industry: Hub of the Massachusetts Technology Economy" offsite

 

 

2009

December 10, 2009 Bo Zhao, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Does Springfield Receive Its Fair Share of Municipal Aid? Implications for Aid Formula Reform in Massachusetts"
November 3, 2009 Bridget Terry Long, Harvard University
"The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment" offsite
(co-authored by Eric P. Bettinger, Philip Oreopoulos, and Lisa Sanbonmatsu)
October 15, 2009 Ana Patricia Muñoz and Yolanda Kodrzycki, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Reinvigorating Springfield's Economy: Lessons from Resurgent Cities"
September 23, 2009 Daphne Kenyon and Adam Langley, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
"Property Tax Relief in New England" offsite
June 10, 2009 Jeffrey Zabel and Thomas Downes, Tufts University
The Impact of Education Reform in Massachusettspdf

May 27, 2009

Linda Blumberg and John Holahan, The Urban Institute
“Massachusetts Health Reform: Accomplishments and Challenges”
May 6, 2009 Bo Zhao, New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
“The Fiscal Impact of Potential Local Option Taxes in Massachusetts”
April 1, 2009 Stephen L. Ross, University of Connecticut
“Economics and Ideology: Causal Evidence of the Impact of Economic Conditions on Support for Redistribution and Other Ballot Proposals”
(joint work with Eric Brunner, Quinnipiac University and Ebonya Washington, Yale University)
March 9, 2009

Karl E. (Chip) Case, Wellesley College
“The Behavior of Homebuyers in Boom and Post-Boom Markets: What Were They Thinking?”
(joint work with Robert Shiller, Yale University)
February 25, 2009

Alan Clayton-Matthews, University of Massachusetts, and James Stock, Harvard University
"Forecasting Revenues"

Cameron Huff, consultant to MassINC
"Capital Gains: Avoiding Harm to the State Budget"

 

 

2008


December 3, 2008 Alicia Sasser, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"The Future of the Skilled Labor Force In New England: The Supply of Recent College Graduates"
November 4, 2008

Robin Sherman, Jeremy Wolf, and Anna Curtis, with Michael Goodman, of UMass Donahue Institute
"Heat Rises: The Growing Burden of Residential Heating Costs on Massachusetts Households"

Michael Allen, Maine Department of Revenue Services, and Michael LeVert, Maine State Planning Office
"The Impact on Maine's Economy of Changing Oil Prices"

October 15, 2008 Paul Willen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Making Sense of the Subprime Crisis"
September 25, 2008 Richard J. Murnane, Harvard University,
"The Consequences of High School Exit Examinations for Struggling Low-Income Urban Students: Evidence from Massachusetts"
(co-authored with John P. Papay and John B. Willett, Harvard)
May 28, 2008 Yolanda Kodrzycki, Bob Triest, Brendan Mackoff, and Ana Patricia Munoz, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Forecasting House Prices for States and the Nation"
April 10, 2008 Kip Bergstrom, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
"Connecting to Compete: Using High-Speed Intercity and Commuter Rail to Integrate the Innovation Capabilities of the Northeast Corridor"
March 18, 2008 Maria Luengo-Prado, Northeastern University
"Children's Attitudes Toward Risk-Taking: How Parental Education Matters"
March 4, 2008 Heather Brome, New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Is New England Experiencing a "Brain Drain"? Facts about Demographic Change and Young Professionals"
February 21, 2008 Robert Tannenwald, New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Karl Fryzel, Edwards, Angel, Palmer & Dodge; Alan LeBovidge, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (Former MA Commissioner of Revenue); Joseph X. Donovan, Sullivan & Worcester (Former Deputy General Counsel of the MA Department of Revenue)
"The Work of the Massachusetts Business Tax Study Commission of 2007: Issues and Recommendations"

January 30, 2008 Andrew Reschovsky, LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin, and Visiting Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

"Housing Tenure Choice, Race, and the Recommendations of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform"
(co-authored with Richard K. Green)

 

 

2007

October 24, 2007 Philip Trostel, University of Maine
"The Impact of New College Graduates on Intrastate Labor Markets"
October 1, 2007 Thomas Hubbard, The New England Healthcare Institute
"The Boston Paradox: Lots of Health Care, Not Enough Health"
September 6, 2007 William Lazonick and Edward March, UMASS Lowell
"Boston's Biotech Boom: A New Massachusetts Miracle?"
(co-authored with Oner Tulum)
May 15, 2007 Jonathan Gruber, MIT
"Fundamental Health Care Reform in Action: The View from Massachusetts"
April 25, 2007 Reagan Baughman, UNH
"Medicaid Wage Pass-Throughs and Labor Supply of Direct Care Workers"
April 6, 2007 Erich Muehlegger, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
"Market Effects of Regulatory Heterogeneity: A Study of Regional Gasoline Content Regulations"
March 23, 2007 Kathy Bradbury and Bo Zhao, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Measuring Disparities in Non-School Costs and Revenue Capacity among Massachusetts Cities and Towns"
March 1, 2007 Dana Ansel, MassINC and Andrew Sum, Northeastern University
"Mass Economy: The Labor Supply and Our Economic Future"

 

 

2006

November 29, 2006 Nathaniel Anderson, Institute for Health Policy, USM
"A Snapshot of Maine's DirigoChoice Program-Results from Surveys of Early Adopters"
November 16, 2006 Jeff Furman, Boston University
"Public and Private Spillovers, Location and the Productivity of Pharmaceutical Research"
October 17, 2006 Ellen Meara, Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy
"Welfare Reform, Work Requirements and Employment Barriers"
September 14, 2006 Karl E. "Chip" Case, Wellesley College
"An Informal Discussion of New England Real Estate Markets""An Informal Discussion of New England Real Estate Markets"
May 25, 2006 Thomas Allen and Rory O'Shea, MIT
“University Technology Transfer and Spinoff Performance of U.S. Universities”
May 16, 2006 Daphne Kenyon, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
"What Role Should Property Taxes Play in Funding Schools?"
May 1, 2006 Bridget Long, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"College Access & Affordability in Massachusetts."
April 6, 2006 Robert Forrant, UMASS-Lowell
"Disappearing Work, Grinding Decline: Springfield, Massachusetts' Struggles to Survive"
March 2, 2006 Frank Levy, MIT
"The Non-Offshoring of Radiology"
February 16, 2006 Ryan Chahrour, Nelson Gerew, and Brad Hershbein, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
“The Consumer Impact of Higher Energy Prices”
January 19, 2006 Bruce Wallin, Northeastern University
"Budgeting for Basics: The Changing Landscape of City Finances" offsite

 

 

2005

December 6, 2005 Bo Zhao and Alicia Sasser, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Understanding Housing Affordability in New England: Defining the Problem, Underlying Causes, and Potential Solutions"
November 17, 2005 Yolanda K. Kodrzycki, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Johan Uvin, Commonwealth Corporation (with Nelson Gerew, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Gene White, Commonwealth Corporation)
"Long-Term Effects of Job Displacement and Re-training: Examining the Aftermath of Massachusetts' Great Recession"
October 20, 2005 Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth College (with Douglas Staiger, Dartmouth College)
"Technology Adoption From Hybrid Corn to Beta Blockers"offsite
October 6, 2005 Lynn Fisher and Henry Pollakowski, MIT Center for Real Estate
"Job Accessibility-Based Housing Affordability Indexes"
September 20, 2005 David Terkla, University of Massachusetts - Boston; Clyde Barrow, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth; and Rebecca Loveland
University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute

"The Marine Science and Technology Industry in New England" pdf
May 24, 2005 Mark Brenner, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
The Economic Impact of the Boston Living Wage Ordinancepdf
May 5, 2005 Guy Stuart, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
“Boston at the Crossroads: Racial and Ethnic Segregation in the Boston Metropolitan Area”
April 6, 2005 Bob Tannenwald and Nick Turner, New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Water Shortages in New Englandpdf
March 3, 2005 Peter Doeringer, Boston University
Can 'Fast Fashion' Save the U.S. Apparel Industry?pdf
February 3, 2005 Thomas A. Downes, Tufts University
Adequacy of School Funding in Massachusetts: What Can We Learn from the New York Experience?pdf

 

 

2004

December 2, 2004 Katherine Baicker, Dartmouth College
"Fiscal Shenanigans, Targeted Federal Health Care Funds, and Infant Mortality"
(joint with Doug Staiger)
November 9, 2004 William Apgar and Allegra Calder, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University
“Expanding Access to Point of Sale Borrower Support: Helping Low-Income and Low-Wealth Borrowers Shop for Mortgage Products”
October 12, 2004 Kevin Cahill, Boston College
The Graying of Massachusettsoffsite

June 22, 2004 David Cutler, Harvard University
“Your Money or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America's Health Care System”
April 28, 2004 Jonathan Haughton, Darlene Chisholm, and Paul Bachman - Suffolk University and Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy; Richard Kelso and William Schriver - University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Dale Belman – Michigan State University
“The Costs and Benefits of Wage Regulations: Two Studies of the Effects of Project Labor Agreements on School Construction”
April 15, 2004 Robert Bifulco, University of Connecticut
“The Impacts of Charter Schools on Student Achievement: Evidence from North Carolina”
(joint work with Helen F. Ladd, Duke University)
March 4, 2004 Ed Glaeser, Harvard University
“The Rise of the Skilled City" and "Reinventing Boston, 1640-2003”
February 24, 2004 Dana Ansel, MassINC; Michael Goodman, UMass Donahue Institute; and Robert Nakosteen, UMass Amherst
“Mass. Migration”
Commentary: John Avault, Boston Redevelopment Authority and Andrew Sum, Northeastern University

 

 

2003

December 17, 2003 Mitchell Adams and Wendy Everett, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
“Advanced Technologies to Lower the Cost of Health Care and Improve Quality”
December 9, 2003 Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern University
“Moving Up in the New Economy--How Much Difference Can Career Ladder Programs Make?”
November 5, 2003 Charles Colgan, University of Southern Maine
“The Coastal and Ocean Economy of New England and the United States”
September 23, 2003 Daphne Kenyon, Ph.D. , D.A. Kenyon & Associates
“School Finance Reform in New Hampshire”
June 12, 2003 Yolanda Kodrzycki, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston|
“Education Gaps Between Whites and Minority Groups: What Accounts for Regional Differences?”
May 20, 2003 David Terkla and David Levy, University of Massachusetts Boston
“The Renewable Energy Industry in New England, with a Focus on Massachusetts: Current Status and Future Prospects”
April 15, 2003 Tom Hubbard, Mass Tech Collaborative
“Industry Clusters and Cluster Strategy: Back in Our Future Again?”
March 5, 2003 Randy Albeta and Alan Clayton-Matthews, University of Massachusetts Boston
“Love Labor’s Lost: The Costs of Paid Family and Medical Leave in Massachusetts”
January 28, 2003 Barry Bluestone, Northeastern University
“Understanding and Resolving the Housing Affordability Crisis in Greater Boston”