December 2, 2020

MSM Alumnus Jared Bernstein (BM ’78) Named to Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers

AP reports that President-Elect Joe Biden has tapped Manhattan School of Music alumnus Jared Bernstein, who studied double bass at MSM and earned his Bachelor of Music from the School in 1978, for a role on his Council of Economic Advisors (CEA).

From the AP article: Mr. Bernstein “was an adviser to then-Vice President Biden during the Obama administration before becoming a fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank. Bernstein has also worked as a social worker and was an economist at the Economic Policy Institute, a labor-supported think tank.” The President-Elect named Cecilia Rouse to chair the CEA; the head of Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, Ms. Rouse “would be the first Black woman to lead the CEA in its 74 years of existence.”

To read an exclusive MSM Q&A with Mr. Bernstein from May 2018, please visit this Alumni Spotlight page.

(Featured photo above of Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser to US Vice President Joseph Biden, speaking at the daily White House briefing at the White House in Washington on June 8, 2009.)