Jared Bernstein

11/23/2016 - 2:00pm

    Even though he lost the popular vote, Donald Trump is the legitimate president-elect, and I share both Hillary Clinton's admonition to keep an open mind and President Obama's wish for Trump's success.

    But this is not the time for amnesia. Trump's campaign may not have featured much...

11/21/2016 - 9:00am

    Donald Trump's upset of Hillary Clinton was fueled in no small part by the votes of working-class Americans, mostly whites, for whom his populist economic message deeply resonated. At the heart of that message are what the president-elect called the "disastrous trade deals" signed by...

11/12/2016 - 12:00am

    Some of us woke up to an America that was hard for us to recognize. That's surely because we are an even more divided country than I thought, but it's also because we, or at least I, don't adequately understand what motivates so many people to make what I see as such a reckless choice.

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11/01/2016 - 3:00pm

    The last gross domestic product report before the election came out Friday morning, showing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the last quarter (2016Q3). That's that fastest growth rate in two years and a nice pickup from the prior quarter's rate of 1.4 percent....

10/25/2016 - 10:00am

    If the polls are right and they hold up, Hillary Clinton will be the next president. What happens next in economic policy? Conventional wisdom says "nothing," but I disagree, by which I mean even in a hostile Congress, new presidents typically get something they've run on. At least, they...

10/23/2016 - 3:00pm

    Last week I participated in a wide-ranging interview with Mark Halperin sponsored by Bloomberg News on various economic issues in this election cycle. I'd like to focus on the discussion we had about presidents and economic growth rates.

    Our...

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