Posts Tagged: New England Public Policy Center

New England’s Disadvantaged Populations Struggle the Most with Student Debt Repayment

Regularly reported statistics about high and growing student-loan debt levels, combined with increased rates of delinquency and default, have prompted calls to address the student-debt “crisis.” For New England, with its highly educated population and large higher education industry, student-loan debt is an important economic policy issue. Over the past decade, all six of the New England state...

A Labor Market Mismatch in New England

A mismatch is brewing between the supply of skilled workers in New England and the increasing demand for such workers, according to a new report by the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.The study by senior economist Alicia Sasser Modestino shows that, over the next 10 years, New England will face not only a shortfall in the number of workers it needs to pull th...

Mismatch in the Marketplace: NEPPC Forum to Address Supply and Demand in Labor Force

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will host a free forum, titled "Mismatch in the Labor Market? Ensuring an Adequate Supply of Skilled Labor in New England," on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.Alicia Sasser Modestino, senior economist at the FRBB's New England Public Policy Center will describe the misalignment between the number of workers employed and the mix of skills needed in the ...

Kodrzycki Appointed Director of Think Tank at Fed

Friend of NEBHE and frequent contributor to NEJHE, Yolanda K. Kodrzycki, was named  director of the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.Kodrzycki joined the Boston Fed in 1986 as an economist. Previously, she was senior economist and policy advisor in the bank's research department. She is also a former president and forecasting chair of the New England Econ...