Associates Event with Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Former Chief Economist and Chief Economic Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden; and Phillip L. Swagel, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Professor of International Economic Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy


Jared Bernstein was on President Obama's economic team. Phillip Swagel worked in the Bush administration as an advisor to the Treasury secretary. Now fellows at the Milken Institute, both have a deep understanding of the U.S. economy.

At this discussion and reception for Milken Institute Associates - just one week after the general election - these two experts are sure to have strong opinions about where the victor's priorities might take the country and what economic pitfalls may lay ahead. They will also discuss the continuing European debt crisis and the impact on both developed and emerging economies.

Few people are better qualified to look into the economic crystal ball.

Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, was the chief economist and economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class. Previously he was a senior economist and the director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., and deputy chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, including "Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed?" and nine editions of "The State of Working America." He also hosts

Professor Swagel teaches international economics at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and is an academic fellow at the Center for Financial Policy at the university's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Swagel, who was assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department from 2006 to 2009, served as a member of the TARP investment committee. He previously worked at the American Enterprise Institute, the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve. In addition, he taught at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and Georgetown.

This event is open only to Milken Institute Associates, and pre-registration is required. To register, join the Associates or learn more about the program, please contact Sarah Sandler at (310) 570-4613 or