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Ben Bernanke

An economist who became Chairman of the Federal Reserve in 2005. He presided over the 2000s economic crisis, supervising the bailouts and forced mergers of a number of American financial institutions. He was both lauded and criticized for favoring an expansive monetary policy, which proponents claimed kept the American economy from collapsing in the crisis, but which others argued would lead to inflation. He is considered an expert on the Great Depression.
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Without naming the Financial Choice Act, which is making its way through Congress, Bernanke told NPR's Morning Edition radio show that he's "very concerned about the future" if the regulatory reforms put in place to prevent another financial crisis are taken away.
Former Fed chair, Ben Bernanke, said that Bank of Japan still has scope for more monetary easing measures.
Bernanke is the latest celebrity nerd to appear on the show
I was a bit surprised to learn that Bernanke, a notorious baseball fan (the photographs in the book include him with major-league players in a dugout and a picture of the "card" the Federal Reserve staff gave him on his departure), did not attend a big-league game until his teens.
Washington - Ben Bernanke recalls the September weekend in 2008 when regulators sought desperately but in vain to save the investment bank Lehman Brothers as a "terrible, surreal moment.
Ben Bernanke, then chairman of the Federal Reserve System, gave a series of lectures to students at George Washington University in 2012.
Ben Bernanke, immediate past chairman of the Federal Reserve System, will address the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo this summer at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Of course Bernanke was not a passive observer, as Chairman of the Federal Reserve he led the institution during a crucial period and established the roadmap for the Fed's management of the financial crisis.
Bernanke, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, will speak at the 2014 Global Financial Markets Forum (GFMF), organised by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
Bernanke will speak at the 2014 Global Financial Markets Forum (GFMF), organised by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD).
WASHINGTON -- In his final public appearance as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke reflected on the 2008 financial crisis and compared it to surviving a bad car crash.
Dow Jones/Philadelphia The US economy's recovery from the 2007-09 recession likely would have been far more feeble without the extraordinary stimulus efforts of the Federal Reserve, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a speech.