Nick Buffie is a policy analyst specializing in federal fiscal policy. He has a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in economics and Spanish from Wesleyan University.

Before joining American Progress, Buffie worked as a research assistant at the Center for Economic and Policy Research; as an intern at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy; and as a policy adviser to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. His research has been cited in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and other nationally syndicated outlets, as well as in testimony before Congress. He enjoys writing for the general public and has published columns in The HillBusiness Insider, MarketWatch, Quillette, HuffPost, and various regional newspapers.