She’ll be the first woman to lead the central bank since it was founded a century ago
Yellen for America
Forget the White House or Congress. The Fed is now our most powerful political institution
Yellen Nomination to Fed Chair Advances
Senate committee approved her nomination Thursday, setting up a final vote in the Senate
Senators Question Obama’s Nominee For Fed Chair
Janet Yellen would be first woman to lead the central bank
White House to Nominate Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve
She’s considered a strong supporter of current chair Ben Bernanke’s economic stimulus policies
Three Reasons Summers Didn’t Get the Job
Larry Summers’ failed bid to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve came down to three things: politics, policy and personality
Fed’s Yellen, Husband, Rake in up to $13.2 Million in 2012
Who are the other top earners among Washington’s one percent?
The Fed Finally Does Something About Unemployment. And It’s Big.
After three years of doing a wonderful job of maintaining stable prices while doing a terrible job of maximizing employment, the Fed finally seems determined to take its dual mandate seriously.
At Long Last, Bernanke Acts
Finally! For too long, Ben Bernanke and the Fed have been talking and acting as if our greatest risk were inflation, as if the dollar were a delicate flower and America were in danger of becoming Zimbabwe. With new monetary stimulus and bold rhetoric to accompany it, the Fed has made it clear that our greatest risk is stagnation, that …
It’s Ben Bernanke’s Economy Now
Here’s why you should care about the Federal Reserve’s latest round of bond-buying, announced Thursday by the central bank: One man has assumed the task of getting the flagging U.S. economy back on track. He says he’ll work for …
Mitt Romney’s Monetary Policy Mystery Continues
A while back I wrote about the opacity of Romney’s views on monetary policy, so it’s worth circling back around given that he touched on the issue briefly in his interview on Meet the Press. Here’s the relevant portion of the transcript:
Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before: Ben Bernanke Stays the Course
Is the Fed to Blame for JPMorgan’s $2 Billion Blow-Up?
The JPMorgan $2-billion-trading-loss story is nearly a week old, and the news has predictably gone through the various spin cycles of the political right and left. Initially, progressives pounced on the loss as reason to strengthen the yet-to-be-fully-implemented Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Conservatives then pushed back on that …