June Sekera

Senior Research Fellow

MPA, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

June Sekera is a public policy practitioner and researcher whose work and publications are focused on the public economy and public goods production. She is a Visiting Scholar at the New School for Social Research, Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, where she is the director of the Public Economy Project. Her work there includes the topic areas of collective choice, collective finance, public sector production and the role of government in climate change mitigation. Founder and director of the Public Goods Institute, June is also Research Fellow at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London where she helps lead the institute’s Public Value/Public Purpose initiative, and a Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. Author of The Public Economy in Crisis; A Call for a New Public Economics (2016), she has published a wide range of papers on the public economy and public goods.

For over twenty years, June held programmatic, leadership and management positions at federal, state and local levels of government. Her fields of specialty included workforce training and labor market policy, adult education, employee ownership and community economic development.  June has consulted to national, state and local government and non-profit organizations on policy development, program design, performance measurement, program evaluation and strategic planning. Her economics training was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (MPA, 1984).

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