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Barry Bluestone

economist

Barry Bluestone is the Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, the founding Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the founding Dean of the School of Social Science, Urban Affairs, and Public Policy at Northeastern University in Boston. Before assuming these posts, Bluestone spent 12 years at the University of Massachusetts at Boston as the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Political Economy and as a Senior Fellow at the University's John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs. In 1982, he published The *Deindustrialization of America *(co-authored with the late Bennett Harrison) which analyzed the restructuring of American industry and its economic and social impact on workers and communities. A sequel published in 1988, *The Great U-Turn: Corporate Restructuring and the Polarizing of America*, also co-authored with Harrison, investigated how economic policies have contributed to growing inequality.