Fast forward to 2015: The Fed has learned that you can reheat an economic souffle. We are in the midst of another housing bubble driven by Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen's Fed Funds Rate at zero percent and massive doses of quantitative easing (QE) that involved the Fed buying $85 billion a month worth of mortgage backed securities and US Treasury Securities...
Larry Summers responds to Ben Bernanke: On Secular Stagnation: A Response to Bernanke, by Larry Summers: Ben Bernanke has inaugurated his blog with a set of thoughtful observations on the determinants of real interest rates (see his post here) and...
Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke blogged about secular stagnation today and he's not buying it: Does the U.S. economy face secular stagnation? I am skeptical, and the sources of my skepticism go beyond the fact that the U.S. economy looks to be well on the way to full employment today. Show More Summary
Here is his second real blog post. Excerpt: My greatest concern about Larry’s formulation, however, is the lack of attention to the international dimension. He focuses on factors affecting domestic capital investment and household spending. Show More Summary
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has his doubts about secular stagnation.
Ben Bernanke is back and mulling over low interest rates. From the Washington Post: Blogging isn't dead. At least, Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, doesn't think so: He's now blogging at the Brookings Institution. Show More Summary
Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, is launching his own blog. Allow us to be the first to say: "Go fuck your mom and die, bitch boy." Welcome to blogging. Read more...
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke launched a blog Monday, devoting his first post to a stout defense against critics of his policy of historically low interest rates to combat the effects of the Great Recession.
Ben Bernanke just started his own blog at the Brookings Institute. His first post, from today, Inaugurating a New Blog is the announcement. Let's dive into Bernanke's second post of the day: Why are Interest Rates So Low? Bernanke: Low interest rates are not a short-term aberration, but part of a long-term trend. Show More Summary
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he doesn’t know where the so-called full-employment level is now, saying the Fed “is in some sense groping” to determine it.
Carolyn Kaster/AP By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title -- blogger. The man who spent eight years as the head of the nation's central bank carefully watching his everyShow More Summary
What would you like him to cover? Please don’t be rude, serious inquiries only. On Twitter Ben claims he will cover “economics, finances, and sometimes baseball.”
The economist bloggers should all rejoice the fact that Ben Bernanke has joined us. His first post is excellent and I will present a key quote shortly. But let me express my main frustration with how some people are using the TaylorShow More Summary
"Ben Bernanke's Blog" will cover economics, finance and baseball.
Look out economics bloggers. There’s a new guy in town.
By Jonathan Spicer (Reuters) - Ben Bernanke launched a blog on Monday, giving the former Federal Reserve chairman a new pulpit from which to make an old argument: why interest rates need to be so low. Bernanke, who handed the reins of the U.S. Show More Summary
The day is starting off on a very bizarre footing after not only Ben Bernanke became a blogger and joined Twitter, but moments ago at least one American appears to have had enough with the Big Brother state, and moments ago WNEW reported...Show More Summary
The comments on Ben Bernanke's blog posts at the Brookings Institutions may be filtered, but as of moments ago anyone will be able to praise the former Fed chairman for "bailing out the world" and being so very "concerned about America's seniors" in person, courtesy of what appears to be Bernanke's legitimate first ever Twitter account. So, is it time for #AskBen? #AskBen Tweets
The former Fed Chair, Ben Bernanke, has joined the masses on Twitter, mostly, it seems, to promote posts on his new Brookings Institution blog. The account, @benbernanke, has existed since 2009, but until today it was a locked account...Show More Summary
In his first post as blogger for the Brookings Institute, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discuss the impact of low interest rates on America's savers. It's interesting and a bit surprising. And according to Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, it may reveal what people complained most about during Bernanke's time at the Fed. Show More Summary