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's Posts
- March 2, 2010 at 1:20 PM EST
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, shows how Recovery Act funds successfully reached the places where they were needed the most.
- February 25, 2010 at 2:23 PM EST
Jared Bernstein discusses construction jobs created by the Recovery Act.
- February 23, 2010 at 8:01 PM EST
Jared Bernstein, the Chief Economist to the Vice President, relays some of the strongest confirmation yet that the Recovery Act worked.
- February 8, 2010 at 2:51 PM EST
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist to Vice President Biden, puts the depth of the current recession in perspective and discusses what the Obama Administration is doing about it.
- January 26, 2010 at 1:40 PM EST
So I’m on my way to do a TV interview last night on a set of middle-class initiatives we announced yesterday, when I learn that what they really want to talk about is our proposed freeze on non-security discretionary spending. Ok — I’m flexible — and in fact, the two are related in an important way that folks need to understand.
- December 1, 2009 at 2:55 PM EST
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist to Vice President Biden, takes a walk down memory lane to look at the misguided attacks from the Wall Street Journal editorial page.
- October 30, 2009 at 9:46 AM EST
Good news, folks. The Recovery Act is working, and so are over one million people whose jobs have been saved or created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But why take it from me when you can see it for yourself?
La ley en acción: un nuevo reporte demuestra que la Ley de Recuperación produce empleos a través de la naciónOctober 29, 2009 at 11:00 PM EST
La Ley de Recuperación (en inglés) está funcionando y más de un millón de personas están trabajando gracias a que se han podido salvar sus empleos o porque se han creado nuevos trabajos gracias a la Ley de Recuperación e Inversión de los Estados Unidos.
- October 15, 2009 at 7:05 PM EST
Here at the White House, we put a very high premium on transparency and accountability. This becomes even more important when it comes to tracking the $787 billion economic stimulus plan.
- September 22, 2009 at 3:55 PM EST
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist to Vice President Biden, talks about how imperative regulatory reform is to the middle class.