Op-ed: New Jersey isn’t ready for the next recession

March 10, 2020

To consider how the Garden State might prepare for another downturn, a group of graduate students at the Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy compared the experiences of New Jersey before, during, and after the Great Recession to those of five other states with similar characteristics. We learned that each state used a unique combination of tools, and some did more to plan and prepare for crises than others, which lessened the impact of the recession.

by Rafay Kazmi MPP/MCRP ’19 and Vineeta Kapahi MPP/MCRP ’20
NJ.com, March 8, 2020

Recent Posts

Sophia Jones, Committed to Cultural Competence

Sophia Jones, PhD, has been a Public Health part-time lecturer at the Bloustein School since 2016. She was recently featured on "Meet the People of Rutgers." Sophia Jones, Committed to Cultural Competence Jeff Arban/Rutgers University The Basics Title: Program...

NJSPL – New Jersey Employment Concerns Revisited

As 2024 began with yet another surprisingly strong jobs report for the U.S. (353,000 jobs added in January and the unemployment rate steady at 3.7%), and with a full year’s worth of 2023 state-level employment data now available, it’s worth briefly revisiting some of...

Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn: Health and Housing Equity Cluster

Bloustein School, Civic Square Building 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

The Rutgers Housing & Health Equity Cluster would like to invite you to join us for an in-person lunch and learn. All are welcome to bring lunch and eat during […]

Event Series CAREERS

Career Virtual Drop-ins


Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]