Ben Bernanke

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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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central bank, Benjamin Bernanke, on Monday dismissed worries that the Federal Reserve's money printing is raising the likelihood of a global currency war.
Among them are Charles Rossotti and the Internal Revenue Service, Lillian Borrone and port commerce in New York and New Jersey, state tribal liaison Colleen Jollie, the values-based leadership of Admiral James Loy, Benjamin Bernanke and the Federal Reserve Bank, and Eli Rosenbaum and the Office of Special Investigations.
1) Benjamin Bernanke, "On Milton Friedman's Ninetieth Birthday," November 8, 2002.
Fed Chairman Benjamin Bernanke faces hard choices and severe risks.
Interestingly, Greenspan and Martin had something else, less noted, in common: both were succeeded by career academics, Greenspan by Benjamin Bernanke and Martin by Arthur Burns.
Benjamin Bernanke would like to put the Federal Reserve car on rails, with an inflation-targeting regimen that reduces discretion.
While seven out of ten affluent investors approve of the job that Alan Greenspan has done as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, fewer than half have heard of his successor, Benjamin Bernanke.