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.
Eight survivors of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike visited the White House recently, bringing their memories of that struggle and of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jared Bernstein writes about their visit.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, takes a different look at private sector jobs gains and losses over the last three years.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, lays out the history of the Recovery Act.
The 2012 Budget makes tough but necessary choices that put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path, and invests wisely to ensure economic opportunity for working Americans.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, discusses widely underestimated benefits of President Obama's tax cuts.
Jared Bernstein with the Middle Class Task Force explains why the agreement between the Old General Motors and federal and state governments to establish a trust to clean up and repurpose 89 properties left behind in the GM bankruptcy is so significant.
Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, discusses the new rules announced by the Department of Labor to help make sure Americans have access to the information they need to make good decisions about how to save for retirement.
The deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression calls for an unprecedented response to help American families stay afloat. Jared Bernstein, Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice President, discusses how we delivered.
A look at Vice President Biden's visit to the home of Bob and Lorie Cochran in Manchester, New Hampshire for a discussion on the economy and other issues that are important to middle class families.
A look at the immensely successful Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Subsidized Jobs program -- and what will happen if it is allowed to end prematurely.