Bharat Ramamurti as National Economic Council Member

Bharat Ramamurti as National Economic Council Member


n Monday, US President-elect Joe Biden nominated Indian-American Bharat Ramamurti as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council which functions as White House advisory council for the President regarding the domestic and economic policy making and decisions. This is in adherence to the vision of creating the most diverse cabinet of the United States. Biden has incorporated intellectual and extremely qualified candidates from the nation irrespective of their origin, gender, colour, caste or race. He just acknowledged the experience and expertise that the leader holds and development they can lead.

Joelle Gamble, a part of Biden-Harris Transition's domestic economic policy team and David Kamin, Professor of Law at New York University School of Law make up the other two members of this Economic council. They will be assisting the president in making economic policy decisions. Biden while making the announcement said, "The appointees have a long sighted vision for strengthening the middle class of the nation. With their astonishing and impeccable experience, they will bring out ideas and opinions of every individual on the discussion table and their voices will guide my administration to overcome the barriers of unprecedented economic challenges."

Ramamurti currently works as the managing director of the corporate power programme at Roosevelt Institute, and served as Economic advisor under Senator Elizabeth Warren for seven years comprising her 2020 Election campaign. He was appointed on a congressional committee to monitor the implementation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) having over 2 trillion dollars worth.

Originally from Tamil Nadu, Ramamurty and his two siblings are alumni of Harvard. His father also did a doctorate at Harvard. On his confirmation, he took to his twitter handle saying, "I am really elated and excited to work under the Biden-Harris administration as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. We have a lot to do and resuscitate the falling economy. I am eager to work alongside the great team." In the course of the last 2 months, Biden has picked several candidates of Indian descent, including US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, in the team.