Mike Cassidy is a fellow at The Century Foundation. He is a strong believer in the power of scientific analysis, and his research focuses on using economics to understand human behavior, especially as it relates to poverty, inequality, performance, and progress. A proud alum of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, Mike holds a Master in Public Affairs with a concentration in economics and public policy. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at Rutgers University.

From 2007 to 2012, he worked at the New York City Office of Management and Budget, where he oversaw the city’s social service and criminal justice agencies.  In his spare time, Mike is a semi-professional distance runner and competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. He is the author of an ongoing series of reports—Working Paper Series: A Detailed Look at the Labor Market Recovery—that looks beyond the headline statistics about the labor market recovery to examine how it truly affects working Americans.