Jared Bernstein is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He previously served as the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team. He has been a senior economist and the director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., as well as deputy chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Bernstein has focused his work on federal and state economic and fiscal policies, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, international comparisons, and the analysis of financial and housing markets. He is the author of Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? and The State of Working America. His forthcoming book is titled The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting Growth and Prosperity.
His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and Research in Economics and Statistics. Bernstein holds a PhD in Social Welfare from Columbia University.