‘The problem with Quantitative Easing is that it works in practice but it doesn’t work in theory’, dixit Ben Bernanke, previous chairman of the Federal Reserve. And he isn’t wrong because these special ‘tricks’ generally don't have the desired effect without creating negative consequences. Show More Summary
Under former chairman Ben Bernanke and current chairwoman Janet Yellen, the Fed has attracted controversy by pegging the short-term interest rate it controls to nearly zero for seven years. After one increase in December, it is still...Show More Summary
Wall Street is talking a second "taper tantrum." In 2013, then Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Fed would taper, or gradually reduce, its bond-buying program that pumped money into the financial system. Investors...Show More Summary
You can see former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the Washington Nationals baseball games. He sits behind the Nationals dugout on the first baseline and wears an ill-fitting Nats cap and jaunty shorts. The post My Kuroda! Tokyo Welcomes Treasury Investors to ‘World of Japanification’ was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Japan and the ECB have pushed interest rates into negative territory to force feed weak economies. The former Federal Reserve Chairman says the U.S. may have to as well.
A month before he finished his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke gave a reflective speech at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association. He used it to beat up on Congress. This was expected; Bernanke spent much of his second term as Fed chair lamenting the failures of fiscal policy, […]
The latest tour de porte came on Dec. 7, when the bond fund giant Pimco announced not one but three salient appointments of former leading government figures -- former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, ex-European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet, and Gordon Brown, former U.K. 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
Ben Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve chairman, is unapologetic about the central bank’s response to the great financial crisis.
The former chairman of the Federal Reserve would not object to the Senator from Kentucky sitting down and shutting up.
Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke coined his most famous phrase – the fiscal cliff – to describe what at the time was the possibility of spending cuts and tax increase all happening at about the same time. Given the state of the economy, Bernanke said the fiscal cliff [...]
The Audio: 10-15hhs-bernanke-1 10-15hhs-bernanke-2 The transcript: HH: As promised, special couple of hours coming up here on the Hugh Hewitt Show. Dr. Ben Bernanke served as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006-2014. He was named Time Magazine’s person of the year in 2009, formerly a professor at Princeton and Stanford. Show More Summary
The audio: 10-15hhs-steyn The transcript: HH: Coming up in hours two and three, I’m going to be joined by none other than Ben Bernanke, Ben, of course, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve. He’s got what is actually a page-turning memoir, The Courage To Act: A Memoir Of A Crisis And Its Aftermath that I have spent the last three days glued to. Show More Summary
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Dr. Ben Bernanke joined me today to discuss his new memoir “The Courage To Act,” which –hard to believe about a book by an economist– is actually a page-turner. It is almost certainly going to be assigned in history of economics classes for decades to come. Show More Summary
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke spent eight years as the leader of the world's most influential central bank during the most devastating global financial crisis in generations. He stepped down on Friday, Jan. 31 2014. The following Monday he was ensconced at the Brookings Institution as a distinguished fellow in residence, working on his book. […]
Ben Bernanke was a member of the US Federal Reserve Board in the tumultuous period from 2002 until 2014 and Chairman from 2006 to 2014. His version of this period is told in The Courage to Act, his 600-page meeting-by-meeting account. Show More Summary
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke called politicians “mistaken” in their criticisms of how the central bank handled the financial crisis, particularly its role in helping arrange the rescues of several faltering financial firms.
The former chairman of the Federal Reserve writes about how government and financial institutions dealt with what has come to be known as the Great Recession.
Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is out with his memoir on the 2008 financial crisis. Called Courage to Act, it is a lengthy defense of the Fed’s unprecedented intervention in the economy, an intervention that continues to this day in the form of zero interest rates. Show More Summary
Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke doesn't see any bubbles forming in global markets right right now. But he doesn't think you should take his word for it. And even if you did, that isn't the right question to ask anyway. Speaking at a Wall Street Journal event on Wednesday morning, Bernanke said, "I don't see any obvious major mispricings. Show More Summary