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Ben Bernanke

Ben Shalom Bernanke (English pronunciation: /bərˈnæŋki/ bər-nang-kee; born December 13, 1953) is an American economist, and the current Chairman of ... More »Ben Shalom Bernanke (English pronunciation: /bərˈnæŋki/ bər-nang-kee; born December 13, 1953) is an American economist, and the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States. During his tenure as Chairman, Bernanke has overseen the response of the Federal Reserve to late-2000s financial crisis. Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University and was chair of the Department of Economics there from 1996 to September 2002, when he went on public service leave. From 2002 until 2005, he served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Here he outlined the Bernanke Doctrine and first spoke of the Great Moderation, where he postulated that we are in a new era, where modern macroeconomic policy has decreased the volatility of the business cycle. He then served as Chairman of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers before President Bush appointed him to be Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve on... [ Wikipedia ]

Think tank: Congress, you fix the economy

The actual unemployment rate compared to what economists believe is the optimal rate. Courtesy: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities For years, central bank officials have complained that expectations that they can single-handedly revive the nation’s anemic economy are misplaced. The Fed can ...

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Geithner book tour to include Bernanke, Paulson

Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve; and Geithner's predecessor, Henry Paulson, will be among those appearing with Geithner as he promotes his upcoming book, “Stress Test," during a two-week tour that will begin in New York on May 14, 2014. Photo: Nick Ut, AP FILE - ...

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Taper advocate to leave the Fed The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

And he sided with Ben Bernanke last September when the former Fed chair initially decided to put off the tapering of the central bank's bond buying program, before deciding to do so in December. But back in February 2013, Stein made a speech in which he said the Fed's effort to stimulate ...

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The Poetry of the Trading Floor, Going Beyond Bears and Bulls

Sometimes, of course, bankers would run out of money, and when they did — in an age before the invention of TARP, bailouts and Ben Bernanke — their bench would be ceremonially smashed in front of them. It was then a “broken bench” or “banca rotta” or “bankrupt.” Though trading terminals ...

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Federal Reserve Plays Down Own Forecasts for Rate Rise

Federal Reserve Plays Down Own Forecasts for Rate Rise - Bloomberg Applicants reach for registration forms to attend a combined Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Harlem Week job and career fair in New York. Close Applicants reach for registration forms to attend a combined ...

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Former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to visit India on April 15

MUMBAI: Ben Bernanke, the former US Federal Reserve chairman and a distinguished fellow at the Bookings Institution, will address some of the leaders of Indian business and regulatory bodies on April 15. Bernanke, who steered the global financial markets and economies out of the ...

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Goldman keeps its ‘Flash Boys’ under wraps

In a Sept. 29, 2009, column I reported that Paulson spoke almost as frequently with Blankfein during the worst part of the crisis as he did with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. And he hardly spoke to any other Wall Street executives. In the column, I wrote: “On Wednesday, Sept. ...

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G-20 central banks pledge on better communication post Rajan critique

WASHINGTON, LONDON: International central bankers pledged to take care in telegraphing monetary-policy shifts and consider their global effects amid renewed calls from emerging markets for greater cooperation. The commitment to more transparency came a day after Reserve Bank of India Governor ...

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Every Central Bank for Itself

Everyone has a plan until they get hit… and emerging markets have already taken a couple of punches since May 2013, when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke first signaled his intent to “taper” his quantitative easing program and thereby incrementally wean the markets off of their steady drip of ...

Nats opening day draws VIP fans

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Hey, isn’t that… Die-hard Nats fans, including Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt, NBC host David Gregory, former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, and former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski (now with the Carlyle Group), taking in today’s home opener against the Atlanta ...

A Kinder, Gentler Fed Chair

The toll is simply terrible on the mental and physical health of workers,” Yellen said long before assuming Ben Bernanke’s seat at the Fed. In addition to reducing the unemployment rate and the number of long-term unemployed workers, and raising middle-class wages, Yellen wants to lure ...

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Lily Allen Explains The Reason We Pit Women Against Each Other

In October, Janet Yellen became President Obama's nominee to succeed Ben Bernanke as the chair of the Federal Reserve. At the end of November, the Senate banking committee backed her nomination and she is expected to be confirmed this month. If she is, she'll become the first woman to ...

FIIs, NRI funds help forex kitty move above $300 billion

The rupee, which also began the year on a healthy note, started to lose after former US Fed chairman Ben Bernanke hinted in May at tapering of its monthly purchases of assets, or withdrawal of its third round of easy money policy. This prompted investors across the globe to offload their ...

Mark Dampier: Stock valuations and World Cup fever may make Brazil a good bet

A speech last May by Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, flagged up concerns over how emerging-market companies would fund themselves in an environment where foreign investors were pulling money out of the market. Brazil was hit particularly badly, and given that the ...

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Two Percent Inflation: A Good Thing or A Bad Thing

When Ben Bernanke joined the Board of Governors the first time, he had a goal to implement an inflation target. Fortunately, from my point of view, Alan Greenspan never let that idea come to a vote. While I could sort of understand the academic case for positive inflation, in my gut I ...

Wall Street, The City, And Austerity

Meanwhile, economists like me or Ben Bernanke were arguing that this was the wrong question: Asset prices mainly reflect the willingness of people to hold the stock of assets out there, not the flow of new assets being created, so that obsessing over who happened to be buying the flow ...

DIARY Top Economic Events to April 22

TORONTO, Canada - Former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, will give a speech entitled "Eight Years of Crisis Management at the Federal Reserve and the Way Forward". NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event...

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