Contributing Editors

Jerome Lyle Rappaport

Jerome Lyle Rappaport
Founder and Board Member
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Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser
Professor of Economics at Harvard University
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Stephen P. Johnson

Stephen P. Johnson
Executive Director of Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation
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Greg Massing

Greg Massing
Executive Director for the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service
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Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts
Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School
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Joseph Curtatone

Joseph Curtatone
Mayor, City of Somerville
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Tim H. Davis

Tim H. Davis
Independent Research Consultant
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Scott Harshbarger

Scott Harshbarger
Senior Counsel, Proskauer Rose LLP
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Vivien Li

Vivien Li
Executive Director of The Boston Harbor Association
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Guest contributors

Monika Bandyopadhyay
Suffolk University Law Student

David Barron
Harvard Law School and former Deputy Counsel for the Office of Legal Counsel in the US Department of Justice

Linda Bilmes
Senior lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Assistant Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton Administration.

Brandy H.M. Brooks
Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Bruner Foundation

Felicia Cote
Rappaport Fellow, Harvard Law School/Harvard Kennedy School.

Amanda Eden
Suffolk University Law School student

Sara Farnum
Student, Suffolk Univ. Law School

Kristin Faucette
Student at Suffolk University Law School

Benjamin Forman
Research Director, MassINC

Arthur Hardy-Doubleday
JD/MBA student at Suffolk University Law School and the Sawyer School of Business

Theodore Kalivas
Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy

David Linhart
Student, Boston University School of Law

Antoniya Owens
Research Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Susan Prosnitz
Senior Advisor, TSA, Washington, DC

Ben Thomas
Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy

Matthew Todaro
Student at Boston College Law School

Alexander von Hoffman
Senior Researcher, Joint Center for Housing Studies

Brett Walker
Student, Boston College Law School

Margarita Warren
Student at Suffolk University Law School

Articles by

Scott Harshbarger on the Regulation of Casino Gambling in Massachusetts

Thursday, September 1st, 2011
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In a new Rappaport Center podcast, Scott Harshbarger discusses a report recently released by Citizens for a Stronger Massachusetts: Situation Critical: The Urgent Need for Independent Analysis, Regulation, and Oversight Before Massachusetts Legalizes Casinos.  Harshbarger, Senior Counsel in the Proskauer law firm, is a former Attorney General of Massachusetts and member of the Rappaport Center’s advisory board.  “We’re starting fresh,” says Harshbarger.  “We have nothing that enables us to even begin to regulate this massive change in the way we deal with gambling.”  Listen to the podcast. 

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SCN Interview with Harvard Economist Edward Glaeser

Thursday, September 1st, 2011
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Edward Glaeser, an economics professor at Harvard University, recently sat down with Spare Change News editor Tom Benner to discuss his myth-shattering book about cities, Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier.


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Boston Fed Bosses: Mid-Sized Cities Face Unique Challenges

Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Originally published in the Worcester Business Journal
July 13, 2011
Matt Pilion (Staff Writer, Worcester Business Journal)

New England's former industrial cities like Worcester, Springfield and Hartford face intense challenges as the economy continues a weak recovery, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said today in Worcester.

Eric S. Rosengren, CEO and president of the bank, told a roomful of business, education and nonprofit leaders that New England's "mid-sized" cities are, on average, younger, less advanced in education and more diverse than the rest of the region.

Those characteristics present both challenges and opportunities, he said.

While unemployment is much higher among the undereducated, the large population of younger residents in New England's cities could help redefine the economic identities of those hubs.


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U.S. Representative Barney Frank speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School, cosponsored by the Rappaport Institute.
Statnet panel of current and former heads of local performance management programs including Stephanie Hirsch (far right), former head of SomerStat and Devin Lyons-Quirk, third from right.
Triumph of the City: Ed Glaeser talks about his new book on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
 MA Attorney General Martha Coakley Hearing on Sexual Exploitation Online
HKS Professor Jeffrey Liebman (left) spoke about new ways to spur policy innovation at a State House briefing sponsored by State Representative (and former Rappaport Urban Scholar) Charles Murphy (right).
Gov. Deval Patrick speaking at the Rappaport Center's Gubernatorial Speakers Series
Mayor Menino attends Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Course for high school students
Former Lt. Governor Kerry Healey speaks about political parity at the Rappaport Center
Arianna Huffington and Alan Khazei speaking at the Rappaport Center

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