Jared Bernstein, former chief economist and economic policy advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, and senior fellow at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, presented a public talk at the Wilson School on November 7, 2011 titled, “The Jobs Dilemma: Moving from Talk to Action,” The event was part of the Woodrow Wilson School’s “Economic Recovery: Perils, Politics and Possibilities” thematic lecture series. Bernstein joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in May 2011 as a senior fellow. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the chief economist and economic adviser 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. 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. He is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post at his blog: On the Economy: Facts, Thoughts and Commentary