Expertise: Middle class, economic inequality, wages, labor, corporate behavior

Brendan V. Duke is the Associate Director for Economic Policy at American Progress. His research areas include macroeconomics, corporate behavior, economic inequality, and intergenerational economic mobility.

Duke served as a staff member of American Progress’ Inclusive Prosperity Commission in 2014 and his research has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic.

Duke holds a master’s degree in economics and public policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Macalester College. Duke is a proud fifth-generation West Coaster and grew up in the San Francisco East Bay.

By Brendan Duke
Repealing the Estate Tax Is Phony PopulismInsideSourcesJune 10, 2017
Interactive Map: The Midwestern RecessionCenter for American ProgressJune 7, 2017
The Midwestern Great Recession of 2001 and the Destruction of Good JobsCenter for American ProgressJune 7, 2017
Obama’s Legacy on the Economy Is Anything But a MessCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2017
Toward a Marshall Plan for AmericaCenter for American ProgressMay 16, 2017
Trump: Making the Trade Deficit Great AgainCenter for American ProgressApril 5, 2017
Trump’s Budget Is Breaking His Promises on ManufacturingCenter for American ProgressMarch 27, 2017
Consumer Boycotts Are an Important Form of Protest—Including Against TrumpInsideSourcesMarch 5, 2017
COUNTERPOINT: Should the U.S. repeal the federal inheritance tax?Illinois Business JournalJanuary 9, 2017
5 Steps to Address Corporate America’s Short-Termism ProblemCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2016
Raising Wages and Rebuilding WealthCenter for American ProgressSeptember 8, 2016
To Raise Productivity, Let’s Raise WagesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 2, 2016
Ending the Pass-Through Tax Loophole for Big BusinessCenter for American ProgressAugust 10, 2016
Workers or Waste?Center for American ProgressJune 8, 2016
Do Conservatives Oppose Investment and Productivity?Morning ConsultApril 18, 2016
House Budget Cuts Would Weaken the Economy for Future GenerationsCenter for American ProgressApril 14, 2016
What Do Millennial Workers Want? A Raise.RealClearPolicyMarch 23, 2016
When I Was Your AgeCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2016
Women and Families’ Economic Security in New HampshireCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2016
What Do Unions Do for the Middle Class?Center for American ProgressJanuary 13, 2016
Wisconsin, Unions, and the Middle ClassCenter for American ProgressNovember 10, 2015
Women and Families’ Economic Security in IowaCenter for American ProgressNovember 5, 2015
Long-Termism or LemonsCenter for American ProgressOctober 21, 2015
How Married Women’s Rising Earnings Have Reduced InequalityCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2015
More Data, Same Problem: A Wide Look at Income Trends in the Middle ClassCenter for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2015
Bargaining for the American DreamCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2015
Yes, We Need to Raise Middle-Class (Market) IncomesCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2015
New Data Illustrate the Failure of the Trickle-Down ExperimentCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2015
The Rich Can’t Save RetailCenter for American ProgressMarch 12, 2015
It Would Be Great to Have Better CriticsCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2014
Retailer RevelationsCenter for American ProgressOctober 13, 2014
How Overtime Reform Will Grow the Economy from the Middle OutCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2014
America’s Incredible Shrinking Overtime Rights Need an UpdateCenter for American ProgressJune 25, 2014