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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, Deputy Assistant to the President on Economic Policy, highlights a factory in Indiana that is building hybrid systems that go into energy efficient vehicles and creating manufacturing jobs thanks to the Recovery Act.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, writes on the need for Congress to renew a successful program that lets states use Recovery Act dollars to pay for part of a new employee’s wages, giving employers a strong incentive to hire unemployed workers.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, debunks an error-filled Republican attack on the Recovery Act.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, a growing problem in our labor market: the misclassification of employees as independent contractors (ICs).
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President debunks a misleading column from David Brooks on the Recovery Act.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, explains in plain English how Wall Street's problems affect Main Street.
An update on the President's efforts encouraging executive agencies to consider requiring the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) when they engage in large-scale construction projects.
Jared Bernstein,Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, tells the story of Cree, Inc., America’s foremost producer of LED lighting, and the Recovery Act.
Jared Bernstein explains the 48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit.
Jared Bernstein explains the ripple effects of the Recovery Act.