Lawrence Yun, Ph.D. - CLICK FOR PRESENTATION
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®
Dr. Yun directs research activity for the association and regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1 million REALTOR® members. Dr. Yun creates NAR’s forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, including the Blue Chips and the Harvard University Industrial Economist Council. He appears regularly on financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress. USA Today in 2008 listed him among the top 10 economic forecasters in the country and he has been named among the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by INMAN News.
Barry Bluestone, Ph.D. - CLICK FOR PRESENTATION
Professor of Political Economy and Dean of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.
At the Dukakis Center, Dr. Bluestone has led research projects on housing, local economic development, state and local public finance, and the manufacturing sector in Massachusetts. He contributes regularly to academic, as well as popular journals, and is the author of 10 books. Dr. Bluestone is a major contributor to the annual Greater Boston Housing Report Card which probes the Greater Boston’s housing landscape, keeping tabs on housing construction, home prices and rents. The Report Card analyzes the relationship between the region’s economy, demography and housing, and keeps track of federal, state and local government policies that affect the region’s housing market.