Brendan Duke

Senior Director, Economic Policy



Brendan Duke

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Brendan Duke is a senior director for economic policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, he was a senior adviser to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and staff director of the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight. Previously, he was a senior policy adviser at the White House National Economic Council, where he worked on tax, budget, and transportation supply chain issues. This is Duke’s second stint at American Progress, and he has also held positions at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and a master’s in public affairs from Princeton University.


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Repealing the Estate Tax Is Phony Populism In the News

Repealing the Estate Tax Is Phony Populism

Brendan V. Duke argues that President Trump's support for repealing the estate tax is incompatible with his campaign populism.


Brendan Duke

Toward a Marshall Plan for America Report

Toward a Marshall Plan for America

The economy is not producing access to a good, stable middle-class life for people who do not go to college. On prudential and ethical grounds, progressives must do more to create decent job opportunities and secure family situations for all working people facing difficult economic conditions not within their control.

Neera Tanden, Carmel Martin, Marc Jarsulic, 6 More Brendan Duke, Ben Olinsky, Melissa Boteach, John Halpin, Ruy Teixeira, Rob Griffin

Trump: Making the Trade Deficit Great Again Report

Trump: Making the Trade Deficit Great Again

President Trump’s combination of tax cuts, hawkish monetary policy, and financial deregulation will cause the U.S. dollar and trade deficit to rise.

Brendan Duke

Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth Report
Millions of Americans are still feeling the effects of a painful economic period.

Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth

To achieve economic security, middle-class Americans need policies that promote good jobs; a growing, inclusive economy; and affordable child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement.

Carmel Martin, Andy Green, Brendan Duke

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