Democratic contender Joe Biden has a deep bench of possible candidates for top economic policy jobs if he wins the presidential election.
Here is a list of who’s who on Biden’s economic team. Several are likely to get key posts if the former vice president manages to win the White House.
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
- Sarah Bloom Raskin, former Fed governor and Obama Treasury hire, her husband is a progressive member of House
- Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- William Spriggs, chief economist to the AFL-CIO and former assistant secretary for policy at Obama Labor Department
- Andrew Yang, former presidential candidate
The Biden veterans
- Jared Bernstein, served as chief economist to Vice President Biden. and now at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Ben Harris, also served as chief economist to Vice President Biden. He is now at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management
- Don Graves, was Biden’s counselor as vice president, currently head of corporate responsibility and community relations at KeyBank
The Obama moderates
- Gary Gensler, former head of the CFTC under Obama
- Larry Strickling, led Obama’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration
- Lael Brainard, Fed governor and former Obama Treasury official
- Austan Goolsbee, former Obama chair of council of economic advisers
The young guns
- Byron Auguste, president of [email protected] and worked at the Obama White House as well as McKinsey & Co.
- Heather Boushey, president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She served as chief economist for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential transition team
- Gautam Raghavan, chief of staff to Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He was a former staffer for the Obama White House
- Julie Siegel, a former Warren staffer who worked at CFPB and at Obama White House
- Felicia Wong, president and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute and an expert on race and barriers to an inclusive economy
- Sonal Shah, previously worked at Goldman Sachs, Google and the Obama White House. She was most recently the national policy director for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign
- Bharat Ramamurti, Warren’s senior counsel for banking and economic policy
- Cecilia Munoz, former head of Obama’s domestic policy and worked at the National Council of La Raza
Pulling from Wall Street
- Roger Altman, founder and senior chairman of Evercore, served in Bill Clinton’s Treasury Department
Jamie Dimon, head of JP Morgan Chase
Dimon is routinely mentioned as a potential candidate for Treasury secretary
- Roger Ferguson, president and CEO of TIAA. He is a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve
Tom Nides, managing director and vice chairman of Morgan Stanley
was deputy secretary of state in the Obama Administration
Larry Fink, the head of BlackRock
has been backed by some of Biden’s Wall Street supporters for a role in the new administration
Tony James, the executive vice chairman of the private equity firm Blackstone
is also on the wish-list of Biden’s Wall Street supporters
- Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, has been a policy adviser to congressional Democrats
While not advisers in any sense, these officials could be tapped for jobs in the administration or for top Fed jobs.
- Raphael Bostic, president of the Atlanta Fed, is the first Black leader of a regional Fed. Bostic has been speaking out about the need to narrow racial and economic gaps
- Mary Daly, president of the San Francisco Fed, has a unique story, rising from high-school dropout to head a regional Fed bank. She is a gay woman who can explain economic issues to a broader audience than Wall Street.
- Eric Rosengren, president of the Boston Fed. Longest-serving regional Fed president, first appointed in 2007. He has been tough on Wall Street regulation.
- Sheila Bair , former head of the FDIC, has been mentioned as having a possible role in a Biden administration due to her tough stand on bank regulation
- Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Fed and former Republican candidate for governor of California, favors tougher capital standards for banks and has been a dove on interest-rate policy
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