Eric Harris Bernstein is a Program Manager at the Roosevelt Institute, overseeing work on market power, antitrust, and other topics related to competition. He also works regularly on labor and tax policy, having authored papers and blog posts on both topics. Eric served as the primary research assistant on the Roosevelt Institute’s Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity (Norton 2016). His primary interest is in the rise of market power imbalances and the broad economic effects of changes to the tax code.
Prior to joining the Roosevelt Institute, Eric worked in foreign policy research in Washington, D.C., first on Iranian nuclear development at the American Security Project, then on the Syrian civil war at the Institute for the Study of War. Before entering the policy world, Eric spent two years in marketing and interned on the 2012 Obama campaign as well as for then-City Councilman Bill de Blasio. He has traveled extensively in the Middle East, including visits to Syria, Lebanon, and Kurdish Iraq. He holds a B.S. in political science, magna cum laude, from the greatest university on the face of the earth (the University of Colorado at Boulder).