Jared Bernstein has served as the Chief Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden since January of 2009. He is an expert in the areas of federal, state, and international economic policies, specifically the middle-class squeeze, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, low-wage labor markets, poverty, and international comparisons.
Bernstein has been an economist at the Economic Policy Institute since 1992 and is a renowned author of several books and academic treatises on the economy and the middle class. From 1995-1996, he served as Deputy Chief Economist for the Department of Labor under Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Bernstein is on the Congressional Budget Office's advisory committee and has been a contributor to the financial news station CNBC. He has also taught at Howard University, Columbia University and New York University.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from the Manhattan School of Music; a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Hunter School of Social Work; a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Columbia University.
Jared Bernstein explains that for all the bad news in America's poverty rate, the Recovery Act helped a lot of Americans stay above water.
Jared Bernstein looks at the latest misleading attack on the Recovery Act and calls for cooperation on further measures to boost the economy.
A new piece from USA Today is titled "Economists Agree: Stimulus Created 3 Million Jobs."
Jared Bernstein, Deputy Assistant to the President on Economic Policy, debunks Representative Boehner's claims that the Recovery Act hasn’t created or saved American jobs.
Vice President Biden travels to Toledo, Ohio, today to hold a Middle Class Task Force event at the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Complex - a state-of-the-art complex that houses the main assembly plant producing the Jeep Wrangler.
Debunking Congressman Boehner's response to a previous debunking of his claims on the Recovery Act.
Debunking the Republican fantasy that there is a large amount of unspent Recovery Act money to be killed, and explaining what would happen if it were.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, debunks another misunderstanding of the Recovery Act and where the help has been going.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, discusses the Middle Class Task Force meeting on protecting American households from deceptive practices.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, debunks the latest recycled attack on the Recovery Act from Senators John McCain and Tom Coburn.