Ben Bernanke

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Ben Bernanke
Ben Bernanke official portrait.jpg
14th Chair of the Federal Reserve
In office
February 1, 2006 – February 1, 2014
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Deputy Roger Ferguson
Donald Kohn
Janet Yellen
Preceded by Alan Greenspan
Succeeded by Janet Yellen
23rd Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
June 21, 2005 – January 31, 2006
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Harvey Rosen
Succeeded by Edward Lazear
Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
In office
August 5, 2002 – June 21, 2005
Nominated by George W. Bush
Personal details
Born Ben Shalom Bernanke
(1953-12-13) December 13, 1953 (age 64)
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Republican Party (until 2015)
Independent (2015–present)[1]
Spouse(s) Anna Friedmann
Alma mater Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ben Shalom Bernanke[2] (born December 13, 1953) is an American economist of Jewish descent.[3] He was the Chair of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Phillips, Matt (October 6, 2015). "Bernanke: I'm not really a Republican anymore". Quartz. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  2. Bernanke's first name is Ben, not Benjamin and "Ben Shalom" is not abbreviated. (ref: "Big Ben", Slate, October 24, 2005)
  4. Grunwald, Michael (16 December 2009). "Person of the Year 2009". Time. Retrieved February 4, 2011.