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From left, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The three top former government leaders devised the 2008 financial bailouts in the George W. Bush and Barack Obama years. Now imagine if ...
Your regular episode of Marketplace is coming later today, but for now we have something special. It's an interview a decade in the making: Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, and President of the New York Fed Tim Geithner, who later served as Treasury Secretary under ...

If anyone was wondering how the new chairman of the Federal Reserve would differ from his two immediate predecessors, Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke, Wednesday's exchange with reporters offered some clues. Powell, unlike the longtime scholars Yellen and Bernanke, is not an economist. He ... economy
At the end of last month, the Brookings Institute hosted a conversation where one of their most distinguished current scholars introduced and interviewed one of their newest. The former was former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke welcoming the latter, former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet ... economy
WASHINGTON — It is March 2009. The American economy is rapidly collapsing. The previous month, payroll jobs had dropped by a staggering 650,000. The grim outlook stokes gallows humor. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke receives a call from a top Fed official. “Do you want some good news? economy
The unwinding of the Federal Reserve's short volatility position — aka its impregnated balance sheet — continues at a snail's pace. As of March 14 (the latest available data), the Fed's balance sheet stood at $4.407 trillion. The all-time high was $4,474 trillion in February 2015. That means the Federal ... economy

QE was the brainchild of Ben Bernanke, while QT will have to be performed without Ben Bernanke and the top three people at last year's Federal Reserve, who are leaving or have left at the same time due to decisions made by President Trump. First, Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer resigned last year (in my ... economy
That is, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Timothy Geithner, former president of the New York Federal Reserve and former Treasury secretary. We sat down with all three of them at Yale University last week to talk about what they saw 10 years ago as the ... economy
In a joint interview with Marketplace on March 13, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, former president of the New York Federal Reserve and former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke stressed that while the financial system is stronger now than it ... economy
Shortly after her successor testified on Capitol Hill, Janet Yellen made her first public appearance as former Fed Chair in a Brookings Institution interview - with her predecessor Ben Bernanke - about her time leading the Fed and career as an economist. When asked about potential alternatives to the Fed's ... economy
This type of shock occurred most recently in tandem with rising income inequality in the U.S. and higher rates of saving in many emerging markets (what former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke described as the “global savings glut”). Although we have focused on business cycles, we believe the ... economy
In her first public appearance since leaving the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen was interviewed by her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, on Feb. 27, 2018 at an event hosted by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings. Here are 10 high points of the conversation. A video and transcript of ... economy
[The stream is slated to start at 2 pm, ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke interviews his successor, Janet Yellen Tuesday in an event presented by the Brookings Institution, where they are both fellows. Bernanke served at the Fed ... economy
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015 file photo, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program, on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Transcripts released Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, show sharp divisions inside the ...
Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date. What Happened? On this day 11 years ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke assured Congress that the U.S. housing crisis "is likely to be contained." Where The Market Was. The Dow ...
In many ways, new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's first testimony before Congress this week was like what we heard from Ben Bernanke and then Janet Yellen about the Fed's support for its dual mandate from Congress to promote maximum employment and stable prices. But due to some ...
It was Yellen who began normalizing monetary policy following the historic quantitative easing of the Ben Bernanke era, and many in Congress were understandably concerned about the pace of interest rate hikes over the coming year. Indeed, Powell unexpectedly took a more hawkish tone and suggested ...

... Janet-Yellen-with-a-penis, Jay Powell, continues to confirm. Jon Faust, a professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, will return to the Fed to advise Mr. Powell on a part-time basis. He served as a senior adviser to Mr. Powell's predecessors, Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen, from 2012 to 2014…
To Larry Summers I suggest Deficit spending is out of control globally. If more public spending was the answer, Japan would be the shining beacon of global excellence. To Ben Bernanke I say, Let's not confuse “savings” with monetary printing. In the classic sense, savings = production minus consumption.
His role and schedule following the academic year is unclear. Faust served as a senior adviser to Powell's predecessors, Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen, from 2012 to 2014. Bomfim, currently an economist in the Fed's monetary affairs division, also will serve as a special adviser to Powell, WSJ reported.
... of itself anyway. This was the case in 2011 when the market suffered an almost 20 percent drop in less than a week because Standard & Poor's downgraded U.S. sovereign debt. Ben Bernanke only saved stocks later in August with a very supportive speech at the annual Jackson Hole Fed conference.
Several former chairs of the president's Council of Economic advisers, including former Federal Reserve Chairmen Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan, in July sent a letter urging the president against steel tariffs, warning that they would damage the US economy. They pointed to President George W.
Then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stated in April 2010 that, “Neither experience nor economic theory clearly indicates the threshold at which government debt begins to endanger prosperity and economic stability. But given the significant costs and risks associated with a rapidly rising federal ...
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is long gone, but Trump allies are still blaming him as the financial markets struggle to adjust to the Fed pulling back from its role in keeping down interest rates. At the same time, Democrats can't shake the memories of how the Republican animus toward ...
The former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, originally a George W. Bush nominee, spent years imploring Congress to spend more money in the near term to try to boost growth, to little avail. The case for a more expansionary fiscal policy varies depending on the individual, but arguments have ...
Think the stock-market carnage on Monday will prompt new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to exhort his monetary-policy making colleagues to run to the stock market's rescue? Think again, say market economists. They're skeptical that a Fed that was already firmly moving toward normalizing ...
I know the Federal Reserve doesn't effectively create money or directly monetize. I know this because then Fed chief, Ben Bernanke, told us so (here). But still, something has me wondering about that exchange, now almost a decade ago; the simplest of math. The plan to utilize quantitative easing and ...
Yellen will be remembered, too, for her achievements in deftly guiding the Fed's role in the U.S. economy's slow recovery from a crushing financial crisis and recession. She picked up where her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, had left off in nurturing the nation's recuperation from a crisis that nearly toppled the ...
In heading to Brookings, Yellen follows in the steps of former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and former vice chairmen Donald Kohn and Alan Blinder, along with former top Fed staffer Nellie Liang. Yellen, 71, spent nearly 17 years in the Federal Reserve system: four as chair, four as vice chair, three as a Fed ...
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, left, and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attend a ceremony awarding them both with the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Yellen's last day at the Fed is Friday, ...
Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that happened on this date. What Happened? On this day 12 years ago, the Senate approved the appointment of Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Where Was The Market? The S&P 500 was trading at 1,280.08 ...
"On the one hand, she didn't have to deal with anything as difficult as Ben Bernanke did, not even close," Blinder said. "But on the other hand, she handled the situation she got superbly." Said Donald Kohn, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank who was Fed vice chairman from 2006 to 2010: ...
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the House Budget Committee Jan. 17, 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Bernanke was on the Hill to give his views on the outlook of U.S. economy and he said the economy has been growing slow.
So wrote Ben Bernanke, a former chairman of the Federal Reserve, in early 2016, arguing that capital controls might be powerless to save China from a run on its currency. He was far from alone at the time. As cash rushed out of the country, analysts debated whether the yuan would collapse, and some ...
The Federal Reserve is headed for a major debate over the next 18 months about changing its 2 percent inflation target to allow for more stimulus to battle the next recession, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke predicted Monday. Speaking at an event at the Brookings Institution, where he is a scholar, ...
As one of Mr. Powell's moderate predecessors, Ben Bernanke wrote: “I didn't leave the Republican Party. I felt that the party left me.” In a divided America, the Fed can be a voice of reason in economic matters and, for example, in the supervision of the financial system. That's the good news. The other issue ...
The average under Yellen's immediate predecessors, Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan, was 95 percent and 102 percent respectively. In the market for U.S. stocks, implied volatility is shrinking to little more than 9 percent, another record low. The average reading for Yellen's Fed is 14 percent, ...
What do US central bankers do during a financial crisis? On a typical day, central bankers in the US spend their time monitoring bank activity and trying to understand economic data, adjusting interest rates to assist price stability and employment,. But every so often, the economy faces a financial panic that ...
Goodfriend's approach runs counter to three core tenets of current orthodoxy: inflation, the balance sheet and congressional oversight. President Trump nominated Goodfriend to fill one of three vacancies on the Fed's board of governors. The most immediate impact the nominee might have is in the area of ...
Yellen was the successor to Ben Bernanke, who originally was chosen by George W. Bush in 2006 to be Federal Reserve chairman. President Obama appointed him to a second term in 2010. As Fed chairman, he was saddled with the task of digging the economy out of the catastrophe that followed the ...
He never dissented from the policies advocated by Yellen or her predecessor, Ben Bernanke. In his own remarks on rate policies, Powell has so far stuck close to the Yellen line. In a speech in June, he said that while low unemployment argued for raising rates, weak inflation suggested that the Fed should ...
... policy decision — monetary policy and regulatory policy — under the current chairwoman, Janet Yellen, and her predecessor, Ben Bernanke.
During two hours of testimony, Powell sought to convey a sense of stability and praised his predecessors Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke.
Federal Reserve board member Jerome Powell stands as President Donald Trump announces him as his nominee for the next chair of the ...
... has grown increasingly politicized since the days when Ben Bernanke was confirmed as chairman by a voice vote with little opposition.
The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, under the leadership of Ben Bernanke, single-handedly led the world, step by painful step, out of the worst ...
Ben Bernanke was confused, so is Janet Yellen, and so will be Jerome Powell. Thank goodness the Fed is largely irrelevant to the direction of ...
Ben Bernanke defends QE from the perspective of 2009 forward, as if 2008 was all just someone else's problem irrelevant to the world that ...
The former Federal Reserve Chairman doth protest too much, methinks. The answer to why Ben Bernanke is still defending QE is obvious.
Ben Bernanke recently said direct coordination between fiscal and monetary policymakers isn't just okay, but even advisable in this 'new era' of ...


 

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