Bharat Ramamurti

Bharat Ramamurti is the Managing Director of the Corporate Power program at the Roosevelt Institute. In his role as Managing Director of Corporate Power, Bharat Ramamurti continues and expands Roosevelt’s groundbreaking research on identifying and explaining the problem of concentrated corporate power in today’s economy—and helping to advance solutions that rebalance power for the good of all. Prior to joining Roosevelt, Bharat served as Senior Counsel for Banking and Economic Policy for Senator Elizabeth Warren and as her top economic adviser during her presidential campaign. In the Senate, Bharat advised Sen. Warren for five years on a broad range of issues, including her work on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; her investigation into the Wells Fargo fake-accounts scandal and the Equifax data breach; her oversight of the Federal Reserve, SEC, and other financial regulatory agencies; and the drafting and introduction of several bills, including the Accountable Capitalism Act. On the presidential campaign, Bharat helped develop a number of proposals, including the Senator's wealth tax and student loan debt cancellation plans. Bharat is a 2003 graduate of Harvard College and a 2007 graduate of Yale Law School.

Bharat Ramamurti in the News


Congress must move aggressively on stimulus oversightBoston Globe

Unsanitized: Meet The Corporate Bailout’s First Policeman, The American Prospect

I’m Overseeing the Coronavirus Relief Bill. The Strings Aren’t Attached., The New York Times

In the CARES Act, the government offered different types of financial relief to businesses based on their size. There is a clear trend: the bigger the company, the fewer the requirements to use government aid to help its workers. Recent experience shows that we shouldn’t trust big American corporations to put the interests of their

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