Summer Reading 2015: NJ's Well-Positioned for Success in 21st Century

August 20, 2015

The names James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca will be familiar to anyone who follows New Jersey economics and public policy. Hughes is professor and dean at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Seneca is Distinguished University Professor of Economics at Rutgers and chair of the New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors. For nearly three decades, Hughes and Seneca have been delivering the Rutgers Regional Report, a look at demographics, the business sector, housing markets, and other economic indicators and trends in the Garden State.

In “New Jersey’s Post Suburban Economy,” released by Rutgers University Press last September, Hughes and Seneca build on their regional reports and historical knowledge to bring context and perspective to recent changes in New Jersey’s economic climate. In the following excerpt from the book’s introduction, the authors examine shifts in New Jersey’s economy since 1960., August 20

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