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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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Over the years, the Fed has developed additional techniques for manipulating the money supply, including raising or lowering reserve requirements for member banks, buying and selling foreign currency, and other, more arcane methods invented by Fed Chairman Benjamin Bernanke in response to the Great Recession of 2007-2009.
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.
"China easily deflects US criticism with the quantitative easing which started today," he said, referring to Obama and Federal Reserve chairman Benjamin Bernanke's $6bn plan for the Fed to buy treasury securities," Sakowicz told Al Jazeera.
(1) Benjamin Bernanke, "On Milton Friedman's Ninetieth Birthday," November 8, 2002.
Fed Chairman Benjamin Bernanke faces hard choices and severe risks.
Davis believes uncertainties regarding new Federal Reserve Board Chairman Benjamin Bernanke's priorities are keeping investors on edge.
FROM ALAN GREENSPAN TO BENJAMIN Bernanke: The transition at the Federal Reserve is from insider to academic, from man of action to man of ideas.