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Former White House Adviser to Deliver Talk on Budget Crisis on Dec. 3

Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policies Priorities and former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, will speak as part of the Penn State Democracy Institute’s lecture series. The talk titled “Making Sense of the Budget Crisis” will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 4:00 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus. The University Libraries will co-sponsor the event.

Nov 11, 2013

Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policies Priorities and former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, will speak as part of the Penn State Democracy Institute’s lecture series. The talk titled “Making Sense of the Budget Crisis” will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 4:00 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s University Park campus. The University Libraries will co-sponsor the event.

 

Bernstein will speak on the 2013 budget and deficit ceiling crises, as well as those that loom on the horizon for 2014. Bernstein will offer an analysis that draws on his experience as economic adviser and policy analyst in the Obama administration. An extended question-and-answer session will follow the talk.

Bernstein served as Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team from 2009-2011. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Bernstein was a senior economist and the director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC.

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.

Based in the College of the Liberal Arts, the Penn State Democracy Institute brings together the top faculty and graduate students in several disciplines to develop knowledge and training that will provide legislators, policymakers, voters, and the public with better ways to improve debate, discussions, and governing in our country. Through teaching, creative research projects, and public programs, the Democracy Institute will explore better routes to deciding controversial issues, like healthcare and environmental regulation, and address how government can become more responsive to the people.

 

For more information on the Democracy Institute, go to: http://democracyinstitute.la.psu.edu/.