Policy Briefs

Turning the Tide: Evidence on State Takeover and District Turnaround from Lawrence, Massachusetts
April 13, 2016

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City Hall's Technology Journey: Using Data to Improve the Lives of Citizens)
April 4, 2016

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The Sources of Boston Crime Guns
August 28, 2015

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The Long-Run Impacts of Tracking High-Achieving Students
July 27, 2015

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Talking with Mayor Marty Walsh: A City-Wide Town Hall
April 28, 2014

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Greater Boston's Economy and the Entrepreneurial Age
February 26, 2014

Using Technology to Improve Transportation: All Electronic-Tolling and Beyond
October 19, 2013

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First Degree Earns: The Impact of College Quality on College Completion Rates
September 18, 2012

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Building Effective City-University Partnerships: Lessons from the Heartland
May 18, 2012

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Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Improving the Productivity of Massachusetts' Health Care Spending
May 14, 2012

The Impact of Rappaport Public Policy Fellows Program on Career Trajectories
November 7, 2011

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Which Places Are Growing? Seven Notable Trends from Newly Released Census Data
March 25, 2011

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How Massachusetts Can Stop the Public-Sector Virus
March 3, 2011

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Did Credit Market Policies Cause the Housing Bubble?
May 5, 2010

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Geography, Venture Capital, and Public Policy
March 24, 2010

Entrepreneurship

What Makes a City Entrepreneurial?
February 22, 2010

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Improving Health Care Quality and Values:
May 7, 2009

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To Compete, or Non-Compete:
April 21, 2009

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Silver Bullet or Trojan Horse:
March 17, 2009

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Reviewing Chapter 40B:
November 17, 2008

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Reducing Youth Violence:
June 15, 2008

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The Greenness of Cities
March 5, 2008

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The Seven Big Errors of PerformanceStat
February 11, 2008

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Boston Bound:
December 15, 2007

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The Impacts of Commuter Rail in Greater Boston
September 26, 2006

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Hard Choices for the Next Governor
September 13, 2006

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The Economic Impact of Restricting Housing Supply
May 22, 2006

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Why Are Smart Places Getting Smarter?
March 15, 2006

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Regulation and the Rise of Housing Prices
February 1, 2006

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Local Services, Local Aid, and Common Challenges
November 2, 2005

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Crowd Control That Can Kill:
October 24, 2005

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Creating an Effective Foundation to Prevent Youth Violence:
September 26, 2005

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Smart Growth:
April 27, 2005

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Standards-Based Education Reform in the Computer Age:
March 5, 2005

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Needed Corrections:
February 28, 2005

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Betting the Future:
January 13, 2005

Gambling

Can Social Capital Last?
November 3, 2004

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