Jared Bernstein talks about Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries).
Is Social Security really going bust? Why does the stock market go up when employment declines? If you’d like to know the answers to these questions, premier economist Jared Bernstein is here to help- Book Passage
Jared Bernstein joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in May 2011 as a senior fellow, and is currently on leave from the Center until after the presidential election. Between 2009 and 2011, he was the chief economist and economic advisor 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. Dr. Bernstein’s areas of expertise include 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.
Prior to joining the Obama administration, Dr. Bernstein was a senior economist and the director of
the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute. From 1995 to 1996, he held the post of deputy chief economist at the Department of Labor. He is the author and co-author of numerous
books for both popular and academic audiences, including Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed?, and nine editions of The State of Working America. Mr. Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from Columbia University.