Ben Bernanke

Economist, Organization leader

1953 –

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Who is Ben Bernanke?

Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014. During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve's response to the late-2000s financial crisis. Before becoming Federal Reserve chairman, Bernanke was a tenured professor at Princeton University and chaired the department of economics there from 1996 to September 2002, when he went on public service leave.

From 2002 until 2005, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, proposed the Bernanke Doctrine, and first discussed "the Great Moderation" — the theory that traditional business cycles have declined in volatility in recent decades through structural changes that have occurred in the international economy, particularly increases in the economic stability of developing nations, diminishing the influence of macroeconomic policy.

Bernanke then served as chairman of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers before President Bush appointed him on February 1, 2006, to be chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. Bernanke was confirmed for a second term as chairman on January 28, 2010, after being renominated by President Barack Obama.

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Born
Dec 13, 1953
Augusta
Also known as
  • Ben Shalom Bernanke
  • Ben S. Bernanke
  • Ben S Bernanke
  • Ben S Bernake
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Economics
    ( - 1979)
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard College
  • Dillon High School
Employment
  • Chair of the Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve Bank
    (2006/02/01 - 2014/02/03)
  • Brookings Institution
    (2014/02/03 - )
Lived in
  • South Carolina
  • Augusta
  • Dillon

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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