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Jared Bernstein

program director, Economic Policy Institute

Jared Bernstein joined the Economic Policy Institute in 1992, and in December 2008 joined the Obama Administration as Chief Economist for Vice President Biden. His latest book is *Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed?*, which follows *All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy*. His areas of research include income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, low-wage labor markets and poverty, international comparisons, and the analysis of federal and state economic policies. He is the co-author of eight editions of the book *The State of Working America* and has published extensively in popular and academic venues, including *The New York Times*, *Washington Post*, *American Prospect*, and *Research in Economics and Statistics*. He has also been a contributor to the financial news station CNBC.