Alan Berube is Research Director and Fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. His areas of expertise include metropolitan demographics, and social policies affecting urban low-income families and communities.
Berube’s most recent work includes research on the role and functions of U.S. cities and metropolitan areas in a globalizing economy, the causes and consequences of concentrated urban poverty in the United States, and the use of low-income tax subsidies, including the Earned Income Tax Credit. He has authored numerous Brookings publications, including the recent “MetroNation: How U.S. Metropolitan Areas Fuel American Prosperity.”
Prior to joining Brookings in February 2001, Berube was a policy advisor in the Office of Community Development Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, and a researcher at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He holds an MA in public policy from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and a BA in chemical engineering from Stanford University. In 2004 Berube served as an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy at the UK Treasury, focusing on mixed-income housing policy.