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Caleb Quakenbush

Caleb Quakenbush

Policy Program Manager

Ultimately, my hope is to be a part of promoting policy design that is fiscally sustainable, treats people fairly no matter their circumstances, and creates and protects opportunity for all. It is a privilege to work with a team devoted to providing careful analysis and reliable data that educates the public and gives policymakers trustworthy information for making evidence-backed choices in an ever-changing society.


Caleb Quakenbush is a policy program manager at the Urban Institute, where he works with the Opportunity and Ownership initiative, the Program on Retirement Policy, and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. His areas of research include the interaction of federal tax and transfer programs, Social Security, state and local pensions, low-income finance, mobility, and federal budget issues.

Before joining Urban, Quakenbush was a supplemental instructor for microeconomics at American University while completing a BS in economics. He holds an MS in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.


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