Ten years ago, two little-known hedge funds blew up, and the financial crisis was on its way. Today, we ask the person at the center of it all, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, why it happened.
In 2013, Treasury markets went haywire after former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed would no longer buy bonds. Those bond purchases had been part of the Fed's quantitative easing program with a goal of keeping interest rates low. Show More Summary
(September 2, 2016 11:53 AM, by David Henderson) Hamilton was without doubt the best and most foresighted economic policymaker in U.S. history. So writes former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke. Monetary economist and fellow UCLA grad Lawrence H. White disagrees. Larry writes: Now that the controversy has cooled we... (4 COMMENTS)
His detractors condescendingly called former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke “Helicopter Ben”. The post A Real Look at Helicopter Money was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Submitted by Dan Popescu via Acting-Man.com, The Inflation Illusion We hear more and more talk about the possibility of imposing negative interest rates in the US. In a recent article former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke asks what toolsShow More Summary
Season 5, Episode 8 On this week’s episode of Freakonomics Radio, two interviews: first, former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, who was handed the keys to the global economy just as it started heading off a cliff. And then Anne-Marie Slaughter,...Show More Summary
Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is joining a new advisory board at PIMCO. According to a press release on Monday, the new Global Advisory Board will also be made up of Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister, and Jean-Claude Trichet,...Show More Summary
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's editorial in The Wall Street Journal on October 5, 2015 had headlines: "How the Fed Saved the Economy" and "Full employment without inflation is in sight. The central bank did its job".Show More Summary
The former Fed chairman is out promoting his new memoir. Appearing in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was confronted with comments in his new book comparing Democratic presidential nominee...Show More Summary
Appearing in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was confronted with comments in his new book comparing Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders to a conspiracy theorist for believing that the world is at the mercy of “a vast conspiracy...
From former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, in his new memoir, The Courage To Act: [I] lost patience with Republicans’ susceptibility to the know-nothing-ism of the far right. I didn’t leave the Republican Party. I felt that the party left me. This is, of course, a deliberate echo of Ronald Reagan's famous line about the Democratic Party leaving him. Show More Summary
``Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday that he was not sure the economy could handle four quarter-point rate hikes... That argument assumes the Fed can raise rates 100 basis points and it wouldn't hurt anything, Bernanke said. Show More Summary
Commenting on former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's recent comments that the US economy is dependent on maintaining a colossal defense budget, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon clarified that Bernanke also meant that spending must be kept within certain rational limits, lest it simply add to the debt and become a resource drain.
Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is the latest to weigh in on the move to put a woman's face on the $10 bill. He's sticking up for Alexander Hamilton.
Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke will be remembered by future generations as the guy who didn’t see a housing bubble while he was creating it. That is, unless he says something even dumber, like this...
PIMCO Names Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke To Serve As Senior Advisor — PIMCO (@PIMCO) April 29, 2015 PIMCO: Dr. Bernanke will contribute economic expertise to firm’s investment process, engage with clients — PIMCO (@PIMCO) April 29,...Show More Summary
The Federal Reserve may want to change the way it controls short-term interest rates and maintain a larger asset portfolio than it did before the financial crisis, former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday.
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Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, “At this juncture, the impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime market seems likely to be contained.” – Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, Congressional...Show More Summary
Those who were expecting a powerful policy initiative from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke at the Jackson Hole Conference on Friday were bound to be disappointed. Monetary policy has done just about all it can do. There is always room for fine–tuning, but the gaping policy shortfall is in fiscal policy, not monetary policy. It's clear what should be done. Show More Summary