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Brendan Duke

Middle-Out Policy Analyst

Brendan V. Duke is a Policy Analyst for American Progress’ Middle-Out Economics project. His research focuses on the relationship between a strong middle class and economic growth. Duke was a graduate intern for American Progress’ American Worker Project in the summer of 2013.

Duke completed his master’s in economics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2014. His studies focused on labor economics, social insurance, macroeconomics, and econometrics. He also holds a bachelor’s in political science from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Prior to graduate school, Duke worked on the national press teams for the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU; Save the Children; and Families USA. Duke is a proud fifth-generation West Coaster and grew up in the San Francisco East Bay.