Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein

Jewish-American economist
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Jared Bernstein
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Professional Career
  4. Contributions and Recognition
  5. Publications and Media

Biography of Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein is a Jewish-American economist and the Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the Chief Economist and Economic Advisor to Vice President Joseph Biden in the Obama administration.

Jared Bernstein

Early Life and Education

Jared Bernstein was born in 1955 into a Jewish-American family. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied double bass with Orin O'Brien. Bernstein holds a Master's degree in Social Work from the Hunter College School of Social Work and a Master's degree in Philosophy and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from Columbia University.

Jared Bernstein

Professional Career

Bernstein has taught at Howard University, the City University of New York, and Columbia University. His research interests include federal, state, and international economic policies, with a focus on issues affecting the middle class, income inequality, employment trends, low-wage labor markets, poverty, and international comparisons.

Jared Bernstein

In 1992, Bernstein joined the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a liberal think tank focused on issues related to low and moderate-income workers, as a senior official. From 1995 to 1996, he served as the Deputy Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. He then returned to EPI as a senior economist and the director of the Living Standards Program, which aimed to assist disabled individuals, those over 65, and their caregivers.

Bernstein left EPI when he was appointed by Vice President Biden to address "critically important economic issues facing America." As an economic advisor, Bernstein was noted for his more progressive views compared to many of President Barack Obama's economic advisors.

Contributions and Recognition

Bernstein serves on the Advisory Committee of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. He is also a co-author for the financial news cable network CNBC. Additionally, Bernstein has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Middle-Class Working Families Task Force, which focuses on working families' issues.

He has been recognized for his contributions to economics and public policy. In October 2008, Nobel laureate and prominent economist Paul Krugman mentioned Bernstein, along with his colleagues at EPI and the president of EPI, Lawrence Mishel, as progressive economists who could influence policy under President Obama.

Publications and Media

Bernstein has authored several books, including "All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy" and "Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries)." He is also a co-author of the latest nine editions of "The State of Working America," a significant analytical publication by the Economic Policy Institute since 1988.

Furthermore, Bernstein has contributed to the online version of the political magazine "The American Prospect" and has written reviews for newspapers such as the "New York Times" and "Washington Post." He also shares his insights and thoughts on economic and political issues through his blog, "Daily Kos."