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
Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has a new job at a think tank, makes $250,000 a speech, and has a lucrative tell-all book in the works, but he and his wife were recently turned down when they tried to refinance...
Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke wants to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner of Major League Baseball, New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin said this morning on CNBC's Squawk On The Street. Sorkin was responding to a New York Times story by Michael S. Show More Summary
Monday Dallas Fed’s Fisher and San Francisco Fed’s Williams speak on a panel discussing the role of the Federal Reserve at 12:10 EDT. They will be followed by a moderated conversation with former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. ECB’s Nowotny...Show More Summary
At a conference on Thursday, former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke took issue with India central bank chief Raghuram Rajan’s suggestion that U.S. central bank officials should pay greater attention to the effects of their policies on overseas economies.
Hey, isn’t that… Die-hard Nats fans, including Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt, NBC host David Gregory, former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, and former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski (now with the Carlyle Group), taking in today’s home opener against the Atlanta Braves? The super-fans might not have gotten the curly “W” they were hoping for (the Nats fell […]
Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hit the speaking circuit, already making at least $250,000 in his first public appearance since leaving office. He was also spotted having dinner at New York's Le Bernardin with hedge fund billionaires David Einhorn, Louis Bacon, and Larry Robbins.
They were thinking things looked A-OK. For a while…. “I think that our policy is looking actually pretty good,” Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said of the level of interest rates at a closed-door Fed policy meeting on Sept. 16, 2008, according to transcripts of its policy meetings released Friday with the traditional five-year lag. Show More Summary
As Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke closes out his term, how will he be remembered? Dean Baker sees a checkered legacy. Getty Images file photo. Friday marks Fed Chair Ben Bernanke’s last day in office, after eight years on the job. Janet Yellen will take over as chair on Saturday, Feb. Show More Summary
Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesOutgoing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. By Ann Saphir and Jonathan Spicer Turmoil in emerging markets and a month of disappointing job growth at home are unlikely to deter the Federal Reserve from trimming its bond-buying stimulus Wednesday, as Ben Bernanke wraps up his last policy meeting at the helm of the U.S. Show More Summary
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will chair his last FOMC meeting this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. It appears the FOMC will reduce monthly asset purchases by another $10 billion per month, from $75 billion to $65 billion. The weaker than...Show More Summary
So Fed chairman Ben Bernanke finally pulled the taper trigger this week. And it was the right thing to do. Stocks soared. And even with some backing-and-forthing, gold, commodity indexes, and the dollar were basically stable. In other...Show More Summary
First, from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, Jan 3, 2014: [A]t the current point in the recovery from the 2001 recession, employment at all levels of government had increased by nearly 600,000 workers; in contrast, in the current recovery,...Show More Summary