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List of Massachusetts-Based PAEs

Each year, second-year students in the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government must complete a Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) in order to graduate. The PAE is the capstone of the MPP curriculum, an opportunity to apply and integrate the skills gained at the Kennedy School and a major enterprise for second-year students. The PAE is a professional product, usually around 40 pages in length, meant to clarify and address a practical policy or management problem for a real-world client.

The Rappaport Institute works with students and potential clients to identify and carry out PAEs on a variety of public policy issues in Greater Boston.  The Institute also publishes some award-winning PAEs as working papers and maintains a database of PAEs written about public policy issues in Greater Boston and Massachusetts. These reports can be examined at the library at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Award Winning PAEs Published as Institute Working Papers

Managing Cross-Departmental Collaboration: A Performance Scorecard for Boston's Mayoral Sub-Cabinets Part 1 and Part 2 Meghan Haggerty (MPP 2010) and Devin Lyons-Quirk (MPP 2010), Harvard Kennedy School

The Massachusetts Teacher Workforce: Status and Challenges Antoniya Owens (MPP 2010), Harvard Kennedy School

Massachusetts Chapter 70: Findings and Recommendations Megan Britt (MPP 2009) and Anna Hall (MPP 2009), Harvard Kennedy School

Green Zoning: Creating Sustainable Communities Through Incentive Zoning Philip Schaffner (MPP 2009) and Jake Waxman (MPP 2009), Harvard Kennedy School

All Recent Boston-Area PAEs by Topic (updated through 2010)


Management and Governance
Capital and Environmental Services
Community and Economic Development
Protective Services and Criminal Justice Issues
Education
Health and Social Services
Workforce Development
Finance
Media
Program Evaluation
Housing Issues
Transportation Issues

Management and Governance

  • Accessing the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Planning Process using the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 / Lorie Magee
  • Achieving Excellence: An Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Cultural Organizations/ Zulema Quintans
  • Action plan: Introducing competition into Boston Municipal Service Delivery / Jacqueline La Poche
  • Balancing universal service provision with economic impact: Should the Massachusetts Manufacturing Partnership provide manufacturing extension services to "microfirms"? /Peter A. Hatch
  • Bridging the Gender Gap: An Analysis of Women's Caucuses in State Legislatures/ Libby Smiley
  • Building a Learning Organization: A case study of the continuous quality improvement initiative at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services/Una Kim
  • The Consumer Affairs ADR initiative: Using alternative dispute resolutions to reform Massachusetts' regulatory infrastructure / Boaz Yavnai
  • Contracting out for city services in Boston: Does it make sense? / Anne Whitlock
  • Cost effectiveness and pricing strategies in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office / Trevor Taylor, Mark Brimhall-Vargas
  • Dealing with challenges to the Massachusetts Burma Law: Bringing the Burma Law into compliance with the Government Procurement Agreement / Nguyen A. Huynh
  • Delivering on an Expanded Civic Engagement Agenda in Massachusetts/ Karim Bardeesy
  • Design Review in Cambridge, MA / Johanna Wohlin
  • The effect of privatization of government services in the North Shore: Is a living wage ordinance a solution? / Helen Chang
  • Effective community participation in air rights development over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Fenway/Kenmore area / Joyce Anagos
  • Election Day Voter Registration: Policy Evaluation and Implementation Recommendations for Massachusetts/ Katie Selenski
  • Enhancing Massachusetts and Hokkaido sister state relations / Masaru Satoh
  • Expanding business involvement in Cambridge's Career Pathways System / Jane Gilbert and Katie Brackenridge
  • Getting the Job Done Right: Improving Work/Life Balancing Policies at the City of Cambridge/ Catherine Dun Rappaport
  • Gettting Organized: Strengthening the Progressive Legislative Coalition in Massachusetts/ Mallory SoRelle
  • Immigrant Voters in Massachusetts: Implications for Political Parties/ Mamie Marcuss
  • Improving affirmative action efforts for Harvard University construction projects / Eli Kuo
  • Improving job matches: An employment strategy for the City of Chelsea, MA / Monisha Mittal, Ruth Roman
  • Increasing employer involvement in the Boston workforce development system / Andrew R. Faulkner and R. Hawley Truax
  • Innovative contractor selection methods: Alternatives to the traditional low bid in Massachusetts public construction / Daniel F. Runde and Yutaka Sunayama
  • Involving employees in public-sector innovation: Insights from Massachusetts/ Andrew R. Feldman
  • Management and the boards and commissions in the City of Cambridge / Daniel Rich
  • Managing organizational change in a quasi-public organization: Implementation of organizational reform at Massport with labor as a partner / Victoria Baecher and Emmanuel Bediako
  • The Massachusetts communications advantage: Expanding export opportunities in Argentina, Brazil and Chile / Manuel Gardiadiaz
  • The MBTA monthly pass program: Estimating the costs and evaluating the alternatives / Scoot Hamwey
  • New Leaders for a New Boston: an assessment of methods to elect progressive political candidates / Larry Harris, Jr.
  • Numbers that count: A study of how and why Boston should consider measuring and analyzing the cost per unit of city service / Steve Suo
  • Options for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to regulate environmental labeling claims / Maria S. Szymanski
  • Pay for termination of employment as a result of transfer of control of company / Yashmyn Jackson
  • Pricing strategies to gain efficiency and improve quality in the procurement of health and human services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts / Allison C. Shutte
  • Prisoner reintegration in Massachusetts / Matthew N. Clausen
  • The privatization of wastewater treatment plants in New England: Ensuring environmental performance through municipal decision-making / Karen Anderson and Kristen Loerzel
  • Public and Private Sector Compensation in Massachusetts/ Stacey Williams
  • The public benefits from tax-exempt industrial development bonds: The Massachusetts experience 1987-1992 / Pauline Abernathy, Abram Klein
  • Purchase of service contracting at the Massachusetts Department of Social Service : making the contracting decision and the potential for performance-based contracting / Marc J. Jones.
  • Realizing the benefits of electric utility deregulation in Massachusetts: An approach for a municipality / Ileana E. Garcia, Daniel Garcia-Diaz
  • Restoring effective local governance in Chelsea: Recommendations for charter reform / Susan Emery Hendrickson
  • Serving the City's departments: A discussion paper for Boston's office of budget and program evaluation / Eric Bode
  • A strategic plan for the Mayor's Office for Children and Families / Susan Yang Affolter
  • Streamlining business development in Boston: A programmatic and organizational analysis / Sean Kellogg Dealy and Dawn Elizabeth Norris
  • Strengthening the Dudley neighborhood retail sector / Beth Kressley and Jennifer Brown
  • Toward statewide unit pricing in Massachusetts: Influencing the policy cycle / Rodd W. Bender, Wyman W. Briggs, Diane E. Dewitt
  • A Winning Campaign Plan for Massachusetts: A Report for the MassACT! Campaign/ Jasmin Weaver


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Capital and Environmental Services

  • Allocating flexible funds from ISTEA: A project selection process for the Boston metropolitan region / Stephen M. Falber
  • An analysis of revenue per customer decoupling for electric utilities in Massachusetts / Pauline Cheung
  • Analysis of the MBTA's commuter rail / Keitaro Ishigami
  • Assessing the impact of expiring use properties on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts / C. Robert Springer
  • An assessment of a Massachusetts vehicle efficiency fee/rebate proposal / David A. Schnur
  • Challenges ahead: An analysis of the restructured electricity marketplace in Massachusetts/ Frank A. Micciche
  • Cleaning up: An analysis of unit-based pricing for solid waste management in the Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts / Stephanie Glazerman
  • Comparison of policies available to promote Massachusetts automotive battery recycling / Robert Huang
  • Creating Value Through Environmental Sustainability Programs: Feasibility Study on Logan Office Center Wind Turbines/ Soyoung Lee
  • Enduring idea, elusive reality: How urban wilds are lost and saved in Boston / Rafael Mandelman
  • Enhancing Massachusetts' preparedness for bioterrorism: The importance of detection and mitigation / Gregory Koblentz
  • Evaluating the impacts of an expanded drop-off recycling center in Cambridge / Julie Murray
  • Financial analysis of wind power developments in Boston Harbor / Tom Rutigliano
  • Financing energy conservation: Overcoming barriers to implementing the Massachusetts Clean State Initiative / Peter D. Fishman and Jesse Alan
  • GeoExchange technology in Massachusetts/ Kobi Crowder
  • Green Zoning: Creating Sustainable Communities Through Incentive Zoning/ Philip Schaffner and Jake Waxman
  • Improving Massachusetts' telecommunications infrastructure / Eric Weiss
  • In our back yard? An evaluation of the reasons and methods available to Massachusetts to restrict imports of solid waste / Mark Pine
  • Introducing axle weight pricing into Massachusetts Turnpike / Takaaki Kobayashi
  • Is regional cooperation the best way to maximize efficiency of Boston's compositing operation? / Andrea L. Anglada
  • Liquified Natural Gas in Massachusetts: A Role for the Commonwealth to Manage LNG Security in a Post 9/11 World/ Adam M. Hunter
  • The mass transit-air quality link: Assessing the effectiveness of mass transit-based strategies for reducing ozone precursors in the Boston Metropolitan Area / David L. Antonioli
  • The Massachusetts Government Land Bank and the disposition of the state surplus property / D. Brian Lloyd
  • Minimizing the fallout over the outfall tunnel: A strategy for re-enfranching the Cape Codders into the Boston Harbor cleanup process / Andrew D. Kopplin
  • Options for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to regulate environmental labeling claims / Maria S. Szymanski
  • Outlook and opportunities for Boston's environmental industry / Soo Jin Kwon
  • Pardon? A new proposal for reducing noise at Boston Logan International Airport/ Stephen J. Frost
  • The privatization of wastewater treatment plants in New England: Ensuring environmental performance through municipal decision-making / Karen Anderson and Kristen Loerzel
  • Serving low-income residents in Massachusetts under electric industry restructuring / Romell Nandi
  • Smart Growth Opportunities for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Massachusetts/ Adam Ruder
  • Siting criteria for hazardous waste facilities in Massachusetts: Evaluation and policy options / Christine Tien
  • Sustainable Energy: Designing a Public-Private Partnership Strategy to Develop Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Infrastructure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts/ James F. Ward
  • Will limiting the parking supply reduce traffic congestion? An analysis of Boston's parking freeze policies / Lewison Lee Lem


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Community and Economic Development

  • Access to affordable housing and the effect of court ordered program / 1996 bks
  • Accessing the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Planning Process using the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 / Lorie Magee
  • Addicted to growth? An analysis of Cambridge's reliance on development revenue and the implications for rezoning / Elizabeth J. Kelly
  • Allocating flexible funds from ISTEA: A project selection process for the Boston metropolitan region / Stephen M. Falbel
  • Assessing the impact of expiring use properties on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts / C. Robert Springer
  • The Boston Back Streets program: A policy for the preservation of Boston's industrial businesses and spaces/ Courtney Koslow
  • Boston economic development project, stage two: Uniting entrepreneurs with EEC business opportunities / Richard G. A. Forde
  • The brewery project: An analysis of the options for, and feasibility of a food processing incubator in Jamaica Plain / Linda Struyk
  • Building Communities with Success 6 / Michael A. Simon and Stephani Ratkin Becker
  • Building the Legacy: Ensuring Dispersed Economic Impact for the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston/ Shannon Roche
  • Building a Sustainable Integrated Workforce Development System for Greater Boston/ Angie Datta and Laura Siegel
  • The challenge of waterfront development in Newburyport, Mass. / Kristin L. Smith, March Tonti
  • Charting a course for the Port of Boston: An analysis of present threats and future opportunities / Timothy J. McGourthy and James J. Rust
  • CIRCLE's community economic development process: Establishing a framework for immigrant and refugee communities in Boston and Lowell / Dean Hojo Matsubayashi and Angie Shiuan Wei
  • Club Passim: a model for growth / Charles Lewis
  • Conserving urban land for people: An urban land conservation program for the New England Regional Office of the Trust for Public Land / Matthew Green, Mari Margil
  • Disposition of tax-foreclosed land in Boston / Jennifer Kain
  • Doing business with the Bay State: Public incentives and economic development in Massachusetts / Michelle Cammarata and Damon Munchus
  • Doing well doing good better doing even more: Bank Boston's strategic commitment to economic development through microlending / Veronica Nyhan and Talat Shah
  • Downzoning and the Cambridge housing market / Phuc Tran
  • The Dudley Square retail district: Issues, opportunities and the Boston Main Streets Program Map 1 Map 2 Map 3 Map 4 Map 5/ Sam Yoon
  • Easing the financial burden of project subsidization: The case of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MHFA and the SHARP Program / Theodore Paris and Jeanne Shen
  • Economic Development in New Bedford, Massachusetts/ Dennis Cabrera
  • Effective community participation in air rights development over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Fenway/Kenmore area / Joyce Anagnos
  • Enduring idea, elusive reality: How urban wilds are lost and saved in Boston / Rafael Mandelman
  • Enhancing Massachusetts and Hokkaido sister state relations / Masaru Satoh
  • Entering the market for community reinvestment capital in Boston's urban neighborhoods / Kyle Edward Kimball and Elizabeth L. Poon
  • An examination of the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program / Hiran Cantu, Greg Zaff
  • Facing base realignment and closure (BRAC) 2005: A strategic outlook for Hanscom Air Force Base/ Sean Bielat
  • A feasibility study of the Boston Emerging Industries center / David Brickman, Ramie Dare
  • Finance and development issues for the State Street/Fort Hill parcels / Ian Brown, Souheil Moukaddem
  • Financing options for future land acquisition the Town of Concord, Massachusetts / Christian M. Baldia
  • Fiscal conditions in Gloucester, Massachusetts: Challenges and policy options / Renee Arakawa…[et al.]
  • Fiscal impact of population growth in the Town of Medfield / Shimpei Ago
  • Framework to analyze parking/commuting policies at Harvard University / Richard Lou
  • A home for testing in Cambridge: A rental housing discrimination testing model for the Cambridge Human Rights Commission / D.W. Tunnage and Karla J. Van Praag
  • How Boston First Banking can best serve the banking needs of women of color in Roxbury and Dorchester / Sabrina Susan Gee
  • An impact assessment of the Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund's micro-enterprise development programs / Zoe Neuberger
  • The impact of seaport-area development on South Boston's working port / Craig Bowers and Deepa Purushothaman
  • Impact on traffic of a growth in Cambridge / Jiyoung Chang
  • Increasing the visibility and accountability of economic development spending: A unified development budget for Massachusetts / Bruce Kimmel, Eric Rothman, and Alexis Thompson
  • Is an organized neighborhood a safe neighborhood? A critical look at the prospects for community policing in one Dorchester neighborhood / Mario Brossard and Stephanie Ivy
  • Is regional cooperation the best way to maximize efficiency of Boston's compositing operation? / Andrea L. Anglada
  • Laying the foundation for mandatory mediation in Massachusetts divorce courts / Marie L. Groark
  • Leading the charge: Building strategic alliances for economic development between Boston and its universities / Lauren Budding and Elizabeth Humphrey
  • Local human rights organizations: The building blocks of resources across the Commonwealth / Yvonne Y. Malloy
  • Massachusetts and Guandong Province: Economic opportunities for the 1990s / Kelly Gilbert Raskauskas
  • The Massachusetts communications advantage: Expanding export opportunities in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile / Manuel Gardiadiaz
  • Marketing Boston's creative community / Ana Budin
  • Meeting the Dudley Street neighborhood's personal banking needs: Options for the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative/ Judith Taylor
  • Moving ahead on EBT in Northern New England: Using direct deposit and the Community Reinvestment Act to reduce costs and improve program management / Jonathan Karp and Michael Shoag
  • New England and the NAFTA: Effects on six industries / Virginia A. Huth, Douglas Karmin
  • Non-gang youth homicides: What are their characteristics and can they combated the Boston Police Department with current gun control strategies at gangs? / Roberto Ragone
  • Nurturing Greater Boston's gardens: Strategic guidelines for GB-URP's support of urban gardens / Jennifer McGraw
  • Reflections on the next steps for Greater Boston Interfaith Organization / Sabrina Su and Kimberly [sic] Tso
  • Renewing the Church: Parish planning in the Archdiocese of Boston / John S.W. Park, Michelle Still
  • Serving low-income residents in Massachusetts under electric industry restructuring / Romell Nandi
  • Stage 1 through stage 4: Assessing the global electronic commerce readiness of Framingham, Massachusetts / Kelly Fujiyoshi
  • Strategic analysis of the Boston Bank of Commerce and its role in the greater Roxbury neighborhood area / Anthony C. Williams, Nicole A. Wilkerson
  • Strategic challenges in operating Longwood Area Trauma Center: How should Brigham and Women's Hospital best position itself in terms of trauma care / Damien A. Doute
  • Strategies for achieving greater impact: A strategic framework for increasing utilization of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston's Community Investment Program / Andrew S. Baldwin and Erika B. Emerson
  • Strategies for Downtown Revitalization in Haverhill, Massachusetts/ Michael Handelman
  • Strengthening the Dudley neighborhood retail sector / Beth Kressley and Jennifer Brown
  • Strengthening the Massachusetts Foreign Direct Investment Program / James Sailer and Matthew Zieper
  • Toward a new frontier: Bank Boston Development Company's investments in low and moderate income areas / Jennifer Schank and Danny Tao
  • Using Institutions for Collaboration to Improve Innovation in Massachusetts/ Andrew Nipe
  • Valuing foreign sales: international trade measures and the Massachusetts software industry / Thomas Balish, Bruce McKenney, and Geoffrey Verter
  • What to do with the Worcester Common Outlets Mall mixed use development: Urban land development and economic development in downtown Worcester, MA/ Ike W. Kim
  • Will limiting the parking supply reduce traffic congestion? An analysis of Boston's parking freeze policies / Lewison Lee Lem
  • Young Democrats of Massachusetts: Building a progressive majority / Brent Durbin and Avi Green


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Protective Services and Criminal Justice Issues

  • The Boston Youth Connection Program: Assessing capacity for the implementation of a monitoring and measurement system/ Sandra Cardenas
  • Building a safe, supportive, and productive workplace: A workplace domestic violence policy for City of Cambridge Employees/ Korynn M. Schooley and Amy E. Young
  • Building community partnerships and reducing youth violence in Boston's Cape Verdean neighborhoods / David M. Hureau
  • Community Corrections Programs at the Suffolk County House of Corrections: Strategies for Optimizing Use While Minimizing Risk Appendix/ Jamie Young
  • Communication and Collaboration in Times of Emergency: State and Local Emergency Management in Massachusetts/ Jesse Heatley
  • The educational living unit: A housing-based immersion education and treatment program at the Suffolk County House of Correction / Julia E. Kehoe
  • Enhancing Effectiveness of Volunteer Registration Programs for Massachusetts Public Health Emergency Response: MRC and MSAR Program Alignment Recommendations/ Alicia Stirewalt Kaskela
  • An evaluation model to measure the effectiveness of the education and social service programs at the Suffolk County House of Correction / Sarah Bryer and Wing Sze Cheung
  • Evaluation of the Juvenile Defense Network's Efforts to Address and Reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact/ Jacqueline Greer
  • Facing base realignment and closure (BRAC) 2005: A strategic outlook for Hanscom Air Force Base/ Sean Bielat
  • Improving Employment Outcomes Through the Massachusetts Parole Board's Regional Reentry Center Initiative: Policy Analysis and Recommendations/ Jesse Jannetta
  • Law enforcement and community perspectives: An examination of problems facing Lynn, Massachusetts and its Highlands neighborhoods / David Hochschild, Mark Jordan, Nicole King, Femi Richards
  • Laying the foundation for mandatory mediation in Massachusetts divorce courts / Marie L. Groark
  • Listening to youth voices: recruiting and retaining high school students in Boston Public School's after school programs / Norma C. Acebedo-Rey and Julio R. Cortez
  • Looking into the black box: How addressing inmates psychosocial needs can improve post-release outcomes / Lianna Tuller
  • Non-gang youth homicides: What are their characteristics and can they be combated the Boston Police Department with current gun control strategies at gangs? / Robert Ragone
  • Protection from abuse: Keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers in Massachusetts / Kia Coleman
  • Serious assaults in Lowell: Opportunities for a collaborative crime control effort / Amy Solomon and Gillian Thomson
  • Shipping container security at Boston's Conley Terminal/ John C. Dettleff
  • A study of the feasibility of integrating intermediate punishments into the new Massachusetts sentencing guidelines / David Buckner
  • Substance abuse and intermediate sanctions: A proposal for the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission / Sam Liccardo
  • The treatment and prevention of domestic violence in Boston's immigrant and refugee populations / M. Elaine Mar
  • Violent crime in Boston and the response of the Boston Police Department: An evaluation of the Anti-Gang Violence Unit / Grace Suh
  • Youth and guns in Boston: Designing market disruption strategies that attack the youth gun market / Edward R. Renwick


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Education

  • Academic support and after school programs: How should the Boston Public Schools implement a citywide academic support curriculum in its after school programming to better serve its students?
  • Accessing higher education in Massachusetts/ Matthew Bianco
  • Analyzing the system of salary increases for teachers' continuing education in the Boston Public Schools / Jesselle Loss
  • Applying valuable lessons: transforming high school education in Boston / Carmen Lopez
  • Assessing the success of educational reform in Massachusetts via comparison with a "model state" / Thomas F. Zuber
  • An assessment of the financial viability of City On A Hill Charter School / Silvia Ramirez
  • Beyond accountability: The use and design of school performance reports in Massachusetts / Zev Waldman
  • Boston Public Schools: A teacher demand analysis for the next decade / Traci Endo and Victoria Metzger
  • Building a base of support: Strategies for sustaining the Boston Music Education Collaborative / Cornelia Grumman, Kathleen Johnson
  • The Cambridge Community Learning Center: Modeling an ESL satellite program to meet the needs of Cambridge immigrants / Paul Caccamo
  • Changing Schools: a study of student mobility in the Boston Public Schools / Nicole Y. Ireland and Margery A. Yeager
  • City Year at Blackstone: Evaluating the impact of national service on a Boston elementary school / Doug Welch
  • The Cost of Teen Childbearing in Massachusetts/ Carol Leming
  • Developing an assessment policy for limited-Enlgish proficient students in Boston public schools / Lai-Wan-Wong
  • Developing executive education programs for small business: An opportunity for the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute / Jennifer R. Wood
  • Dual Enrollment in Massachusetts: Bridging the Education Gap for First Generation College Students/ Karolina Dryjanska
  • Educating teenage parents in Massachusetts: Are public schools making the grade? / Amy C. Carlon
  • The educational living unit: A housing-based immersion education and treatment program at the Suffolk Country House of Correction / Julia E. Kehoe
  • Evaluating Process: A New Application Paradigm for the Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund/ Erica M. Romero
  • Expanding ESL services for immigrants in Framingham and Metrowest / Seth Kugel
  • Facilities financing options for Massachusetts charter schools: Moving beyond start-up costs / Layla Avila and Michelle Rhee
  • Final application for the Charter High School for Media Allston-Brighton (Boston, MA) / Michael A. Goldstein
  • The gender effects of introductory computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Serena Syme
  • Go proactive: Defining a local service initiative for the Harvard Project on Schooling and Children / Lisa M. Kelly
  • Impact of the 1993 Education Reform Act on Massachusetts school district spending decisions / Michelle E. Lew
  • The impact of variations in educational spending in Massachusetts since 1989 / David S. Dvorin
  • Implementation of a Safety Culture Survey at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Helene Vibholt
  • Improving career counseling: Helping Roxbury Community College students understand their options / Michael Walker
  • Improving kindergarten in Boston: How the Department of Early Childhood can support teachers and students on the road to NAEYC accreditation / Clare Sanford
  • Leading the charge: Building strategic alliances for economic development between Boston and its universities / Lauren Budding and Elizabeth Humphrey
  • Listening to youth voices: recruiting and retaining high school students in Boston Public School's after school programs / Norma C. Acebedo-Rey and Julio R. Cortez
  • MALDEF's SpEAR initiative: Designing parent involvement for educational achievement / Chantel Zepeda
  • A management plan to integrate site based distance learning into the institutions comprising the Massachusetts Distance Education Consortium Appendix Part 1 2 3 4/ Burck Smith
  • The Massachusetts Teacher Workforce: Status and Challenges/ Antoniya Owens
  • Measuring educational outcomes: The use of assessment data in Chelsea School District / Charles M. Naumer
  • Moving toward peaceful classrooms: Developing and Implementing a conflict resolution program in the Junior Academy at the Boston Renaissance Charter School / Jason Seda
  • New England Head State directors: Why don't they offer the Home-Based option? / David Medina
  • Open doors to open dreams: providing free college education to Boston's public schools students / Glenda Giron, Yoonsun Han, and Kostas Matakos
  • Out-of-school youth in Cambridge: Assessing their education, employment & training needs and options / Stephanie Andrews
  • Public Education Benchmarking for Massachusetts' Older Cities/ Tai Sunnanon
  • Quality assurance for universal early education in Massachusetts: Guaranteeing the best for our kids/ Flora Stern
  • Read Boston: Learning about goal setting and accountability from collaborative urban literacy campaigns / Martha Bakken, Serena Cruz
  • Ready, Set, Learn! Using indicators to measure school readiness in Massachusetts/ Rachel P. Klein
  • Remaining at the Cutting Edge: Recommendations for Continuous Improvement at Brookline High School/ Emily Neilsen
  • Should condoms be distributed in Boston public schools? An analysis / Max Aguilar
  • Smoothing the Transition to Kindergarten: Toward a Coordinated Statewide Policy/ Yumiko Jolly
  • Solutions to the Lack of Access to Health Insurance in Massachusetts/ Sidney Dixon
  • Supporting Principals of Secondary Schools with an Underperforming Latino Population in the Context of No Child Left Behind/ Jamie B. Trejo
  • A survey of young alumni of Boston Latin School: A more diverse future for the high school and its future / Lea Diane Henry
  • Tabulating turnover in the Boston Public Schools: A data-driven approach to teacher mobility / Phillip Oliff
  • Turning around the aircraft carrier: Projecting the effects of the Boston Public Schools' new promotion policy / Quinton G. Washington and David Alire Garcia
  • Understanding and improving the on-campus interview process at Harvard Law School / David S. Kaplan
  • Unversity R&D funding systems in Japan and the U.S.: Comparison of MIT and the University of Tokyo / Kenzo Fujisue
  • Using quantitative analysis to help focus Read Boston's policy initiatives / Joy Goodwin
  • Using volunteers effectively in the Massachusetts Tech Corps / Eric Bird
  • Vocational education at Boston's community colleges / Polly Trottenberg
  • Where have all the teachers gone? An analysis of new teacher attrition in Boston Public Schools/ Emily Stauffer


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Health and Social Services

  • Accessing mental health care for Boston's homeless: Challenges and opportunites for managed care / Karen Folk and Beth LaFortune Gies
  • Addressing Medical Debt: A Review of Massachusetts Non-Profit Acute Care Hospital Billing and Collection Practices/ Afia K. Asamoah
  • An analysis of emergency preparedness for Boston's homeless and the role of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program / Philippa N. Soskin
  • An analysis of information and referral: The Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs / Tamar H. Miller
  • Assessing a hunger and food policy council for Boston: barriers and opportunities / Jaime A. Valdez
  • Assessing the external environment faced the Trauma Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital: The first step of strategic study / E. Andres Acevedo
  • The Boston Muslim community after 9/11: the implications of international conflict & U.S. policies on American Muslim-Non-Muslim relations / Vitoria Lin
  • The Boston Persistent Poverty Project's Boston Children and Families Database Initiative and Healthy Boston: Lessons and opportunities for working and learning together / Susan Maciolek
  • Building a Learning Organization: A case study of the continuous quality improvement initiative at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services/ Una Kim
  • Can the Health Information Technology Privacy Conundrum Be Resolved? The Massachusetts Experience/ Neel Shah
  • The challenge of performance measurement in child and adolescent inpatient and residential treatment: The Masschusetts Department of Mental Health and its vendor providers and statewide programs / Elaine Palmer
  • Collaborative responses to domestic violence: How the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can support local initiatives that work / Andrea L. Dodge
  • The Commonwealth Care Insurance Exchange Corporation ("The Exchange"): Providing Healthcare to the Uninsured in Massachusetts/ Meena D. Thever
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and alternative financing mechanisms for long term care services: An assessment of the public-private partnership program for long-term care insurance / Kimberly M. Gates
  • The educational living unit: A housing based immersion education and treatment program at the Suffolk County House of Correction / Julia E. Kehoe
  • Elderly and disabled Jewish immigrants in Massachusetts: An assessment of supports and obstacles in a time of change / Deborah Wachenheim
  • Entering into Medicaid managed care: An assessment of managed care enrollment and education procedures in New England / Carrie L. Norbin and Michele L. Yellowitz
  • An evaluation of adolescent health care in Massachusetts health maintenance organizations / Brigette Pak, Victoria Wachino, Greg White
  • An evaluation model to measure the effectiveness of the eduation and social service programs at the Suffolk County House of Correction / Sarah Bryer and Wing Sze Cheung
  • Evaluating the Coverage of the Uninsured: Using Empirical Analysis to Improve Health Reform in Massachusetts/ Peter Shorett
  • Evaluating Medicaid managed care for Massachusetts mental health services: An analysis of effects on inpatient service use in two state agencies / Karen Jacobson
  • Expanding the capacity of Boston's early intervention system / Brooksany Coe
  • Exploring a centralized pharmacy distribution system for Medicaid members in Massachusetts/ Louise Dyer
  • A five-year service plan to address Cambridge's child care needs / Amy J. Abraham
  • Funding early treatment for HIV disease in Massachusetts / Diana M. Tisnado
  • Gauging the Impact of Tobacco Control Programming and Advocacy in Massachusetts/ Ben Branham
  • Health care models for the uninsured, the Massachusetts, Washington and Oregon experiences: Implications for the State of Indiana / Sandra Ridley
  • Health care policy at Harvard Medical School: What is its proper place in the new pathway curriculum? / Bradley Scott Marino, Rushika Jerome Fernandopulle
  • How can Boston Medical Center improve the efficiency of the discharge process without adversely impacting clinical or social outcomes? / Natasha Epissina
  • How can the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare improve its services for Medicaid children and adolescents: A review of the Massachusetts behavioral health carve-out / Kim Glickman and Traci Tunkelrott
  • Immigrant demographics in Massachusetts: Implications for MassHealth/ Rebecca Hernandez, Amandeep Matharu
  • Improving outcomes for mother and child: A review of Massachusetts Teen Living Program / Kathleen Reich
  • Improving outcomes for teen parents with learning problems: Analysis of the Masschusetts Young Parents Program / Rama Padmanabhan
  • Improving the delivery of health care to homeless patients at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Kerry Martin
  • Improving entry-level employment opportunities in the Boston health care industry: Considerations for the Greater Boston Organizing Initiative / Elizabeth Basch
  • Improving the health status of men of color in Cambridge: Towards the development of a health outreach program / Aziza Agia
  • Improving mental health and substance abuse services for Medicaid children and adolescents: A review of the Massachusetts behavioral health carve-out / Kim Glickman and Traci Tunkelrott
  • Improving outcomes for mother and child: A review of Massachusetts Teen Living Program / Kathleen Reich
  • Increasing access: An analysis of abortion services in Massachusetts / Jennifer Wilcha
  • Increasing father participation in programs funded by the Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund/ Katy Burns-SenIncreasing incumbent worker training in Cambridge-area human service agencies / Tim Bushnell
  • Intangible outcomes: An evaluation strategy for battered women's services in Massachusetts / Andrea Phillips
  • Jewish women's programming in the greater Boston area / Nina Bruder
  • Law enforcement and community perspectives: An examination of problems facing Lynn, Massachusetts and its Highlands neighborhood / David Hothschild, Mark Jordan, Nicole King, Femi Richards
  • Legislating medical residental duty hours in Massachusetts: Policy, politics, and strategy / Charlene MacDonald
  • Managing mental health care in the Massachusetts Medicaid system: An advocate's prescription for change / Colleen L. Barry and Debra S. Waxman
  • Massachusetts Department of Social Services' multidisciplinary assessment teams: An evaluation of the implementation process / Jennifer Jacobs Agosti
  • Massachusetts General Care Management Program: An Evaluation of Critical Success Factors/ Norris Kamo
  • Massachusetts' welfare caseload reduction: Where have they gone? / Anil Kakani
  • Massachusetts' welfare reform effort: Balancing client responsibility and government support / Suzanne Calzoncit, Dorothy Rosenbaum
  • Measuring daycare capacity utilization in Massachusetts: A stratified sampling approach / Matthew J. Eichner
  • Meeting the needs of Boston's youth and families: an assessment of John Hancock's volunteerism initiatives / Jewell James
  • Partnering to improve the health of Boston's girls: A strategic analysis for the Active Girls Initiative / Dena Blank, Amie DeHarpporte
  • Pricing strategies to gain efficiency and improve quality I the procurement of health and human services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts / presented Allison C. Shutte
  • Prisoner reintegration in Massachusetts / Matthew N. Clausen
  • Protecting the Sanctity of (Same-Sex) Marriage: How to Message the Protection of Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts/ Allison Tanene
  • Provider satisfaction in a capitated payment setting: The experience of the Brigham and Women's Physician Hospital Organization / Suzanne Sims and Patrick H. Tyrance, Jr.
  • Providing for Excellence: A Strategic Framework for the Massachusetts Provider Transparency Initiative/ Jonathan P. Chines
  • Risky Business: Funding State and Federal Biotechnology Programs/ Shilpa Phadke
  • The role of Boston health plans in addressing racial and ethnic health disparities / Rachelle Pierre
  • Setting Strategic Priorities to Improve Child, Youth, and Family Wellbeing in Cambridge, Massachusetts/ Amoretta Morris
  • Stomping out smoking: Creating and implementing a smoking cessation program for Tufts Health Plan / Bichthuy N. Hoang
  • A strategic assessment of the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Hospital / Deborah Tripaldi Faulkner and Amber Rae Zealand
  • Strategic challenges in operating Longwood Area Trauma Center: How should Brigham and Women's Hospital best position itself in terms of trauma care / Damien A. Doute
  • Toward an integrated municipal model: Responding to children who witness violence in Cambridge, MA / Sharon Elizabeth Riva
  • Towards an Integrated and Sustainable System of Teen Parent Programs in Massachusetts/ Amanda Rivera Flores
  • The treatment and prevention of domestic violence in Boston's immigrant and refugee populations / M. Elaine Mar
  • Vision 2000: Planning for the future of Cambridge public health / Steve Gordon and Edward Warburton
  • Weathering the storm: Preparing Massachusetts' Jewish social service agencies for federal budget cuts / Deborah Ahrens and Lawrence Shiman


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Workforce Development

  • Bringing high-tech skills to Boston's inner city: Strategic analysis and recommendations for CitySoft / David Lew, Jerome Loughbridge, Brian Kenner, June Lee
  • Business perspectives and use of workforce development programs: Helping to define strategies for the Cambridge Office of Workforce Development / Aimee G. Rogstad and Karen W. Schlaepfer
  • Building a Sustainable Integrated Workforce Development System for Greater Boston/ Angie Datta and Laura Siegel
  • Challenges of managing a diverse work force: An analysis of urban youth outreach programs at the New England Aquarium / Natalie Keng
  • City Year at Blackstone: Evaluating the impact of a national service on a Boston elementary school / Doug Welch
  • Connecting Dudley Square Job Seekers with Newmarket Employment Opportunities / Alexandra Olins and Sondra Schwartz
  • Expanding business involvement in Cambridge's Career Pathways System / Jane Gilbert and Katie Brackenridge
  • Filling in the gaps: A Policy Analysis Exercise on job accessibility for Roxbury residents to employment opportunities in the South Boston Seaport / Anders Hopperstead
  • Financing minority business development in Massachusetts: A report to the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency / Karl J. Zeile
  • Improving affirmative action efforts for Harvard University construction projects / Eli Kuo
  • Improving career counseling: Helping Roxbury Community College students understand their options / Michael Walker
  • Improving entry-level employment opportunities in the Boston health care industry: considerations for the Greater Boston Organizing Initiative / Elizabeth Basch
  • Improving job matches: An employment strategy for the City of Chelsea, MA / Monisha Mittal, Ruth Roman
  • Increasing employer involvement in the Boston workforce development system / Andrew R. Faulkner and R. Hawley Truax
  • Matching vision and purpose: a strategic look at the future of the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians / Aili Palmunen and Katie Brillantes
  • The North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB): Rejuvenation plan for the future/ Jesus Leon
  • Out-of-school youth in Cambridge: Assessing their education, employment and training needs and options / Stephanie Andrews
  • Replicating jobs? Assessing and improving Cambridge biomanufacturing opportunities / Joshua Olazabal
  • Testers for hire: Detecting and deterring racial discrimination in the Masschusetts labor market / Andrew Romanoff
  • Using volunteers effectively in the Massachusetts Tech Corps / Eric Bird
  • Vocational education at Boston's community colleges / Polly Trottenberg


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Finance

  • Analysis of the Boston mutual fund industry / John Moon and Joanne L. H. Siu
  • Beyond State Employees: Pay Equity for All Massachusetts Workers/ Alex Cole
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Analysis of commonwealth and related indebtedness / Francine Spinelli
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and alternative financing mechanisms for long term care services: An assessment of the public-private partnership program for long-term care insurance / Kimberly M. Gates
  • Easing the financial burden of project subsidization: The case of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MHFA and the SHARP Program / Theodore Paris and Jeanne Shen
  • Facilities financing options for Massachusetts charter schools: Moving beyond start-up costs / Layla Avila and Michelle Rhee
  • Finance and development issues for the State Street/Fort Hill parcels / Ian Brown and Souheil Moukaddem
  • Financing energy conservation: Overcoming barriers to implementing the Massachusetts Clean Slate Initiative / Peter D. Fishman and Jesse Alan Gordon
  • Financing minority business development in Massachusetts: A report to the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency / Karl J. Zeile
  • Financing options for future land acquisition the Town of Concord, Massachusetts / Christian M. Baldia
  • Fiscal conditions in Gloucester, Massachusetts: Challenges and policy options / Renee Arakawa…[et al.].
  • How can the financial services industry best address the needs of the unbanked? A study of low-income Boston community / Heather Rowan
  • Leveraging the tenant-based rental assistance to increase housing supply in the City of Boston: a proposal to the underwriting community / John Simon
  • Massachusetts Tax Revenue Volatility: Analysis and Policy Implications/ Tomas Garcia
  • Pay Equity in Massachusetts: An Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap at the Municipal Level/ Jennifer Dilts
  • Provider satisfaction in a capitated payment setting: The experience of the Brigham and Women's Physician Hospital Organization / Suzanne Sims and Patrick H. Tyrance, Jr.
  • The public benefits from tax-exempt industrial development bonds: The Massachusetts experience 1987-1992 / Pauline Abernathy, Abram Klein
  • Real Cuts - Real People - Real Pain/ Marianne Bellesorte
  • Revenue opportunities at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: A look at dedicated funding sources / Justin Heung and Jason Tran


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Media

  • Beat restructuring at The Boston Globe: How to make metro coverage more relevant to readers/ Taylor Batten, Deborah Snyder Mangaing
  • Usenet News access at Harvard: An analysis of the legal, institutional and technical responsibilities of the University in addressing obscene and indecent material / Emel Aileen Gokyigit
  • Textual healing: An analysis of Ad watch for The Boston Globe and America's print media / Peter Keating, Melissa Miller


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Program Evaluation

  • Assessing the Boston Housing Authority's approach to developing 'mixed-income' HOPE VI Communities/ Monica Dimitracopoulos
  • Developing a system of program evaluation for the Boston Ballet CITYDANCE program / Christina Andrews, Vanita Bhargava and Christy O'Brien
  • An evaluation model to measure the effectiveness of the education and social service programs at the Suffolk County House of Correction / Sarah Bryer and Wing Sze Cheung
  • Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston: Evaluation of enforcement program/ Georgette Bhathena
  • Framework to analyze parking/commuting policies at Harvard University / Richard Lou
  • Improving outcomes for teen parents with learning problems: Analysis of the Massachusetts Young Parents Program / Rama Padmanabhan
  • Intangible outcomes: An evaluation strategy for battered women's services in Massachusetts / Andrea Phillips
  • Massachusetts Department of Social Services' multidisciplinary assessment teams: An evaluation of the implementation process / Jennifer Jacobs Agosti
  • The MBTA monthly pass program: Eestimating the costs and evaluating the alternatives / Scott Hamwey
  • A new system to evaluate, moniter and document the project costs for the affordable housing program of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston / Matthew Franklin
  • Violent crime in Boston and the response of the Boston Police Department: an evaluation of the Anti-Gang Violence Unit / Grace Su


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Housing Issues

  • Assessing the Boston Housing Authority's approach to developing 'mixed-income' HOPE VI Communities/ Monica Dimitracopoulos
  • Boston-area housing costs for low- and middle-class HUCTW members: Affordable housing policy options and potential partnerships/ Daniel E. Mendez
  • Defining the Role of Family Shelter Providers in Homelessness and Housing Policy: Strategic Recommendations for Crittenton, the Largest Provider of Family Shelter Services in Massachusetts/ Jane Titus
  • Easing the financial burden of project subsidization: The case of the Commonwealth of Emassachusetts, MHFA and the SHARP Program / Theodore Paris and Jeanne Shen
  • Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston: Evaluation of enforcement program/ Georgette Bhathena
  • An examination of the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program / Hiran Cantu, Greg Zaff
  • A home for testing in Cambridge: A rental housing discrimination testing model for the Cambridge Human Rights Commission / D.W. Tunnage and Karla J. Van Praag
  • The Home Loan Bank of Boston's AHP multifamily rental portfolio: Analysis of long-term feasibility and affordability / Matthew K. Maguire
  • Homebuyer counseling and the resale of foreclosed properties: Evaluating the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association's affordable homeownership programs / Steven Ganz and Ellen Lurie
  • Homeless employment: Study & recommendations for the City of Cambridge / Victoria J. Shah
  • Homeownership in Cambridge: Expanding opportunities and lasting affordability / Julie Dreizen
  • Improving rural housing affordability through the Federal Home Loan Bank system / Samuel Frumkin
  • Leveraging the development approval process for affordable housing: an analysis of trends and remedies for the affordable housing crisis in the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhoods, and Boston / Audrey W. Seetho
  • Leveraging Opportunity: Implementing a Mixed-Finance Strategy to Preserve and Renovate the Massachusetts State Public Housing Program/ Hume An
  • Leveraging tenant-based rental assistance to increase housing supply in the City of Boston: a proposal to the underwriting community / John Simon
  • A new system to evaluate, monitor and document project costs for the affordable housing program of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston / Matthew Franklin
  • The social implications of mixed-income housing communities: An analysis of Boston's Harbor Point / N. Jeremi Duru and Astrid Andre
  • Targeting the new affordable housing customer: Strategic use of information technology for the Boston Housing Authority / Jamie A. Smarr


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Transportation Issues

  • Accessing the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Planning Process using the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 / Lorie Magee
  • Allocating flexible funds from ISTEA: A project selection process for the Boston metropolitan region / Stephen M. Falbel
  • Analysis of the MBTA's commuter rail / Keitaro Ishigami
  • Effective community participation in air rights development over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Fenway/Kenmore area / Joyce Anagnos
  • Framework to analye parking/commuting policies at Harvard University / Richard Lou
  • Impact on traffic of a growth in Cambridge / Jiyoung Chang
  • Introducing axle weight pricing into Massachusetts Turnpike / Takaaki Kobayashi
  • The mass transit-air quality link: Assessing the effectiveness of mass transit-based strategies for reducing ozone precursors in the Boston Metropolitan Area / David L. Antonioli
  • Measuring public value: A public sector value analysis of the Port of Boston / Hien Dao and Sondra Roeuny
  • The MBTA monthly pass program: Estimating the costs and evaluating the alternatives / Scott Hamwey
  • Public sector value analysis of Boston-Logan International's Terminal B parking garage / William Bryan Blew IV, Karla Breceda Elenes
  • Revenue opportunities at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: A look at dedicated funding sources / Justin Heung and Jason Tran
  • Traffic calming in Lowell, Massachusetts / Susan McCartin


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