Shapiro was the Associate Director at the Center through October of 2006 . His primary focus was in the national policy arena, where his research examined labor, income distribution, tax, and budget issues, and where he assisted in the coordination and development of the Center’s research agenda. Shapiro is the founder of the Center's International Budget Project, which he helped manage. Shapiro also worked as a special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor, for a Member of Congress, as a neighborhood organizer, and at the Congressional Budget Office. Shapiro is the author of numerous reports, articles, and op-ed pieces, is the co-author of two books — "Working But Poor: America's Contradiction" and "Protecting American Workers" — and made frequent speaking appearances. He holds a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
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