Jared Bernstein joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in May 2011 as a Senior Fellow. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.
Jared Bernstein joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in May
2011 as a Senior Fellow. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief
Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive
director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member
of President Obama's economic team.
Bernstein's areas of expertise include federal and state economic and
fiscal policies, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment
and earnings, international comparisons, and the analysis of financial
and housing markets.
Prior to joining the Obama administration, Bernstein was a senior
economist and the director of the Living Standards Program at the
Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
Between 1995 and 1996, he held the post of deputy chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.
He is the author and coauthor of numerous books for both popular and
academic audiences, including "Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed?" and
nine editions of "The State of Working America." Bernstein has
published extensively in various venues, including The New York Times,
Washington Post, Financial Times, and Research in Economics and
Statistics. He is an on-air commentator for the cable stations CNBC and
MSNBC and hosts jaredbernsteinblog.com.
Bernstein holds a PhD in Social Welfare from Columbia University.