Bharat Ramamurti Joins Economic Liberties as Senior Adviser for Economic Strategy

December 13, 2023 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The American Economic Liberties Project today announced that Bharat Ramamurti, former Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, has been named Economic Liberties’ Senior Adviser for Economic Strategy.

“I’m excited to help advise an organization that has played a critical role in tackling one of the most important economic policy issues of our time: growing corporate concentration and its impact on prices, wages, and innovation across our economy,” said Bharat Ramamurti, Economic Liberties’ new Senior Adviser for Economic Strategy. “In its few short years, Economic Liberties has built an impressive team of strategists, researchers, and legal experts that has helped rein in junk fees across industries, allowed small businesses to compete on a more level playing field, and taken on anti-competitive conduct. In my time at the White House, the Biden Administration took great strides to promote competition across industries, and I’m thrilled to try to build on that work.”

Ramamurti previously worked as National Economic Council in the White House, where he served as Deputy Director from January 2021 to August 2023 under President Biden. Prior to his tenure in the Biden administration, Ramamurti was senior counsel for Senator Elizabeth Warren, where he focused on issues related to economic fairness and financial accountability. In 2020, he was appointed by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to the Congressional Oversight Commission for the CARES Act, tasked with overseeing a portion of the federal government’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout his career, Ramamurti has been a vocal advocate for economic justice and has contributed significantly to legislative efforts aimed at creating a more competitive and equitable economic system.

“Bharat is one of the key architects of the Biden administration’s competition agenda, where he helped drive the President’s whole-of-government approach to tackling corporate concentration across the economy,” said Faiz Shakir, Interim Executive Director of the American Economic Liberties Project. “He understands that robust competition is the cornerstone of a healthy economy and the importance of returning antitrust back to the people. We’re thrilled to welcome his expertise, and excited to add someone who understands how to maneuver government authorities to make change happen.”

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The American Economic Liberties Project works to ensure America’s system of commerce is structured to advance, rather than undermine, economic liberty, fair commerce, and a secure, inclusive democracy. Economic Liberties believes true economic liberty means entrepreneurs and businesses large and small succeed on the merits of their ideas and hard work; commerce empowers consumers, workers, farmers, and engineers instead of subjecting them to discrimination and abuse from financiers and monopolists; foreign trade arrangements support domestic security and democracy; and wealth is broadly distributed to support equitable political power.