Jared Bernstein Joins the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

May 16, 2011, 10:12 ET from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Economist, Author, Commentator, and Blogger to Be Senior Fellow

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jared Bernstein, the former top economic adviser to Vice President Biden, joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on Monday, May 16, as a Senior Fellow, the Center announced.

"We have worked with Jared in his various capacities over the years, particularly on policies related to income and inequality," said Robert Greenstein, the Center's Founder and President.  "We very much look forward to working with him on a daily basis.  He brings to the Center a deep expertise on such issues as federal and state economic and fiscal policies, income inequality and mobility, employment and earnings, and financial and housing markets."

Bernstein will also launch an independent blog at http://JaredBernsteinBlog.com, where he will frequently engage readers on issues relating to the national debate over economic and social policy.  Topics will include health care, fiscal policy (deficits, debt, taxes), public investment, retirement security, energy policy, education, job growth, and income distribution.

Bernstein served two years as the Vice President's Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser. Before joining the Obama Administration, he was Senior Economist and Director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., where he first joined in 1992.  From 1995 to 1996, he served as Deputy Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Bernstein is the author or coauthor of numerous books for popular and academic audiences, including Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? and nine editions of The State of Working America.  Bernstein has written articles for various publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and Research in Economics and Statistics.  He is an on-air commentator for the cable stations CNBC and MSNBC and hosts JaredBernsteinBlog.com.

Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Columbia University.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs.  It is supported primarily by foundation grants.

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