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Joy McDowell

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Joy McDowell


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Public Finance Fellow




Connecting the Northeast: A Cost Estimate of the North-South Rail Link

This Rappaport Public Finance Summer Fellowship provides a stipend to students who undertake a project related to public finance. Traditionally these projects have been a continuation of work conducted in Greater Boston Applied Field Lab: Advanced Budgeting, Financial Management and Operations lab offered by Professor Linda Bilmes.

Graduate School
Harvard Kennedy School

City of Somerville

Project Description
Joy McDowell worked at the City of Somerville’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative Program. Joy expanded upon research begun with her HKS student team concerning best practices for establishing a community land trust.