How Bidenomics Has Helped Create a Strong Labor Market with Senator Chris Murphy and Bharat Ramamurti



Date & Time

July 27, 2023 2:00 PM

The race is on between President Biden and his conservative critics to define “Bidenomics.” But what are the facts?

On July 27, 2023, the Roosevelt Institute hosted a conference call with Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Bharat Ramamurti, National Economic Council Deputy Director, and Suzanne Kahn, Managing Director of Research and Policy at the Roosevelt Institute, to delve into how recent fiscal policy helped empower workers and drive job and wage growth, and how it’s a marked departure from the past 40 years.

Key topics in this conversation included: How does “Bidenomics” contrast with a markets-first, markets-only approach and what are its tangible impacts on the economy? What does President Biden’s approach have to say about entrenched corporate power? And what kinds of policies are needed next from the administration to finish the job with “Bidenomics”?

In Conversation

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Suzanne Kahn

Managing Director of Research and Policy, Roosevelt Institute

Suzanne Kahn is the managing director of research and policy at Roosevelt where she works with the Think Tank’s issue area directors to develop critical research and policy to rebalance power in our society and economy.

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Senator Chris Murphy


Chris Murphy, the junior United States Senator for Connecticut, has dedicated his career to public service as an advocate for Connecticut families. Senator Murphy has been a strong voice in the Senate fighting for job creation, affordable health care, education, sensible gun laws, and a forward-looking foreign policy.

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Bharat Ramamurti

Deputy Director, National Economic Council

Bharat Ramamurti currently serves as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. Before joining the Administration, he was appointed in 2020 by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer as a commissioner on the Congressional Oversight Commission for the CARES Act. Ramamurti previously served as the Director of the Corporate Power program at the Roosevelt Institute, and as economic policy adviser to Senator Elizabeth Warren in her Senate office and on her presidential campaign. Ramamurti is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.